The Future Of Cars Are Hybrid Cars

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					to go about the myriad of hybrid cars to choose from. But just like in any other
activities, there are some basics needed to be understood.

It is understood though that on this note, we have a basic understanding regarding the
nature of hybrid cars, or hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). HEV has two energy sources
for its engines: electric and combustion. On ordinary situation, like careening down
the highway, this car generally runs on one or the other of the source, until the driver
needs more power such as faster acceleration.

When this happened, the two engines will operate in unison. HEV cars are low
emission, fuel efficient, some of the characteristics worth considering when people
are considering buying hybrid cars.

In addition, hybrid cars recharge their batteries while being drive. This removes the
necessity of plugging the car for electricity. This is unlike pure electric cars, which
needed to be plugged in wall sockets, like an ordinary appliance unit.

There are also other considerations before the actual buying is considered.

1. Prospective buyers should have some level of understanding with terms or lingo
related in buying hybrid cars. According to the California Air Resources Board, Ultra
Low-Emission Vehicle is a car with 50 percent cleaner emission, compared with a
new 2001 model car.

A Super Ultra Low-Emission Vehicle emits 90 % cleaner than average new 2002
model car. There are zero-emission cars however, are purely electric vehicles, not
hybrid cars. But pure electric cars are, at this moment, impractical to produce.

2. Before buying hybrid cars, consumers should also consider their work areas, and
home location. Hybrid cars are for urban or suburban area. Short distance trips are
superb for fuel savings, when hybrid cars are using electric engines at low RPMs.
According to experts, driving on a highway or interstate travel won't see much of the
expected fuel reduction. 3. The other consideration for consumer before finally
buying hybrid cars is the cost. Hybrid cars, are admittedly, priced higher than
gas-powered counterparts. This is due because of the low production numbers, and the
considerably complex mechanical process. But these concerns are readily
compensated in the long run, by fuel saving.

Buying hybrid cars at present is encouraged by the Federal State, due to the long term
benefits of limiting fuel usage. There several tax deduction for new buyers of hybrid
cars. Several cities are offering free parking as an additional incentive for
low-emissions vehicles.

The historical road traveled by hybrid cars
There are also other beliefs behind these types of vehicles, which make buying hybrid
cars for some a serious consideration.

One is the idea that hybrid car is a new phenomenon. In the earl 1900's, American car
manufacturers are producing electric, steam, and gasoline cars in equal numbers. By
then, buying hybrid vehicle is as normal as buying ordinary car.

Eventually, some engineers figured out that a vehicle with multiple sources of power
is possible. In 1905, a certain American engineer named H. Piper filed for the first
patent for a vehicle, with engines for gas and electric.

A decade after electric self-starter made gasoline-run cars more feasible. Hybrids and
other alternative were almost wiped from the market. The following years from this
period was characterized cheap oil, made possible by the almost inexhaustible oil
fields of the Arab world. This discouraged auto engineers to continue developing
alternative cars.

The oil price hikes of 1970s, coupled with growing awareness of environmental
concerns, driven engineers back to their drawing boards for new designs. Extensive
and experimentation 1980s produced the hybrids in the U.S. in 2000. The earlier
experience of the market on mass-produced hybrid vehicles has given engineers the
encouragement to come up with complex systems, making multiple sources of power
in a car possible.

In an interview by the Associated Press, Mr. Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor
Sales USA, said: "I think everything will be a hybrid, eventually. It will either be a
gas hybrid, a diesel hybrid, or a fuel-cell hybrid."

From here, it is safe to declare that people buying hybrid cars, are people buying the
future vehicles.

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