This article will be broken down into three sections: the advantages of a hybrid car, the disadvantages of a hybrid car, and then how you can decide whether a hybrid car is for you when comparing the advantages and disadvantages.
Hybrid cars are here to stay. More and more car manufacturers are working on concept cars and hybrids are becoming more and more mainstream every day. At some point in the future, we will all drive hybrid cars. Hybrid cars are great in that they emit less pollutants than do conventional gasoline powered cars. You're having a positive effect on the environment any time you drive a hybrid car. There are also great fuel savings. A hybrid car such as a Civic hybrid can have miles per gallon anywhere from 45 to 60 miles per gallon. This comes in comparison to a conventional gasoline powered Civic sedan with about 25 miles in the city versus 36 miles on the highway per gallon. You are able to save a great deal of money every year because of the fuel efficiency. You also get tax breaks when looking at buying a hybrid car. In 2005, an agreement was put in place allowing tax rebates on different hybrid motor vehicles in these differ based upon what type of vehicle you are buying.
Hybrids do carry some disadvantages which must be noted. When you're looking at buying a hybrid car versus a conventional gasoline powered vehicle, you are going to pay more for the hybrid car. This can be from $1000-$6000 or more for a vehicle. That is a great deal of money for anyone when working to help the environment. Hybrid cars are also heavier due to the makeup of the engine. Most hybrid cars also are built more efficiently so they do not have the same output as many conventional gasoline powered cars do. When talking about accidents, there can be some problems because the electric portion of the engine can create risks of electrocution.
There are advantages versus disadvantages no matter what you do in life. With hybrid cars, you need to think about whether or not you're willing to pay more for the car and compare it to how much you are able to save in money from buying less fuel. You need to figure out how much you drive so that you can see how long it will take for you to recoup the cost of the higher price on the hybrid vehicle. You will be making a positive impact on the environment by creating less pollution.
Hopefully this article on the disadvantages and advantages of a hybrid car gives you good information. There is a cost comparison which comes into play when looking at the difference in price versus the difference in fuel savings. Good luck in figuring out whether the hybrid car or the conventional car works for you.
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