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					Hybrid Cars: With Every Advantage There are Always Disadvantages


Hybrid cars are considered as the car of the future. It is able to
effectively conserve fuel and at the same time, it only produces low
levels of toxic fumes. Because of these benefits, hybrid cars are now
growing in popularity every single day. Many people are now considering
getting rid of their conventional cars and purchase a hybrid car to help
in cutting fuel consumption cost.

Hybrid cars have two engines for it to effectively conserve fuel
consumption. It has the traditional gasoline engine and it also has an
electric motor and batteries. The two engines work together in order to
cut fuel consumption. With this technology, you will be able to cut fuel
usage by more than half. Just imagine, with a hybrid car, you will be
able to go more than 60 miles to the gallon. With this kind of savings,
hybrid cars are definitely the car of the future.

Hybrid car owners virtually don’t feel the increasing cost in fuel
prices. This is the main advantage of the hybrid car. There are other
advantages that a hybrid car can give you. Recently, the President of the
United States has signed an agreement that hybrid car buyers will be able
to enjoy tax incentives. This means that by owning a hybrid car, you will
be able to save money on taxes.

There are other benefits that the government imposes on hybrid car
owners, such as free parking, and free entry to car pool lanes. Some even
offer discounted fees on toll gates.

The braking in hybrid cars is also configured to capture the energy
released and uses it to charge the batteries inside the hybrid car. This
means that unlike electric cars, hybrid cars don’t actually need to be
charged from your home electric outlet.

However, with all the advantages that a hybrid car can give you, there
are also disadvantages. The main disadvantage of hybrid cars is that the
retail price is quite expensive. Only people who have enough money can
purchase hybrid cars. However, the twist in all this is that hybrid cars
are actually cheaper when compared to conventional cars in the long run.
If you compute the total fuel consumption of both cars, you will actually
see that you can save a lot more money on hybrid cars.

The only thing is that hybrid cars are expensive right from the car lot.

Hybrid cars are relatively heavy because of the heavy batteries installed
inside the car. This is why hybrid car manufacturers integrates smaller
internal combustion engines and are constructed with light materials and
should be aerodynamic in order to maximize efficiency. This means that
hybrid cars can never really go fast.

Another issue about hybrid cars is that it is very risky in accidents.
What makes a hybrid car work effectively is also what makes it risky if
it ever gets involved in an accident. This is because hybrid cars stores
high amount of voltage in its batteries. This means that there is a high
chance of getting electrocuted when you get involved in an accident. This
also means that it is relatively difficult for rescuers to get the
drivers and passengers out of the hybrid cars because of the dangers of
high voltage in the car.

These are the advantages and the disadvantages of hybrid cars. Car
manufacturers today are now looking for ways to get rid of the
disadvantages of hybrid cars. In the near future, you will see that
hybrid cars will be lighter and also contains less risk due to high
voltage dangers.

				
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