Hybrid Minivan

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Hybrid van

Hybrid Minivan

If you’re about the effect of fossil on the environment and need to carry passengers, a hybrid minivan may like the perfect solution. none of the major automakers hybrid minivans for sale to in the United States or Canada. market factors may require to begin offering hybrid In the meantime, if you have your set on this type of vehicle, you may be to get an electric motor conversion for an minivan or purchase a hybrid a country where they are

No Hybrid Minivans for Sale Yet

Although automakers have expanding their offerings it comes to hybrid vehicles, of the major car manufacturers have a hybrid minivan to sell to or Canadian car buyers. That may be to change, however. Several indicate that it’s a matter of time before begin to offer vans fill this important niche:

Minivans are still popular consumers. According to the Wall Journal. minivan sales by 22.5% between August of and August of 2012. This the third greatest gain in in the entire automotive market small and midsize passenger

New EPA standards for fuel efficiency changes to the automotive industry. A new economy standard, adopted in of 2012, requires that all cars and light trucks, minivans, get 54.5 miles per by 2025. Automakers must phasing in these changes by

The most fuel-efficient minivan currently get about 25 miles per on the highway, according to CarsDirect. less than half of they’ll need to meet the new

This means that automotive technologies, including engines, will be necessary in to meet consumer demand and EPA efficiency standards.

Hybrid Available Internationally

If you live in you do have a great hybrid van the Toyota Estima hybrid. to HybridCars. this medium-sized similar to the Toyota Sienna, has on sale in Japan since It features four-wheel drive and has of cargo and passenger capacity. It about 40 miles per gallon and about $50,000.

Advantages of the Estima Hybrid

you live in Japan or are considering this vehicle to the United or Canada, the Estima has a lot of advantages:

gas mileage than any other on the market

Seats up to eight

Great reliability

Proven technology


Disadvantages of the Estima

There are also a few drawbacks to vehicle:

Fuel economy as efficient as a hybrid passenger car

to repair or service if importing

seat on the right side of the van

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Expensive compared to other

Importing the Toyota Estima

According to BATFA. a Japanese car company, you can expect to pay the following when exporting a Toyota Hybrid:

$50,400 for the purchase of the

$1,800 for shipping the van to the United ($1,400 for shipping to Canada)

for marine insurance

This in a total price of $52,340 for the van to the United States or $51,940 for it to Canada. Each country has its own and export laws, so you may also to pay taxes or fees associated the purchase. In addition, it’s to check with your law enforcement to determine whether you can a vehicle with a right-side seat in your area.

Converting a Minivan to a Hybrid

there’s no magic way to convert a minivan to a hybrid. Because of the the battery packs and completely new motor, you’d need a suspension for your vehicle. you can convert you minivan to a plug-in vehicle. Companies like and ElectroAutomotive sell electric car kits and can help you find a mechanic in your area.

In the

If you’re looking for a hybrid car can transport your entire your options are currently to larger hybrid SUVs the Toyota Highlander hybrid or Tahoe Hybrid. However, conditions and federal regulations are it increasingly more likely a hybrid minivan will it onto the domestic car buying in years to come. In the meantime, you can good driving habits to conserve fuel and reduce emissions.

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