Hybrid Cars Feature Big Advantages

By: Mark Walters

Is it any surprise that thousands of people have begun contemplating the advantages of hybrid cars? Gas prices are forcing drivers to consider whether or not they should buy a hybrid.

With the continuing rise is oil and gas prices the hybrid car advantages are hard to ignore. Here's the problem... As with any new technology there will be a lot of rumors and myths going around and the hybrid vehicle is no exception.

So how do hybrid cars compare to their conventional counterparts and what are the truths behind these myths.

Hybrids Are Slow?

It has been commonly thought that hybrids are unable to go fast enough for freeway travel. Well that may have been true of the earlier models where the weight of the battery played a significant issue in the cars ability to generate rapid starts and fast speeds. Not any more.

With the advancements in battery technology, so too have the hybrids advanced. They are now quite able to compete with the speeds reached by their conventional counterparts. As hybrid vehicles become more mainstream and technology advances they will continue their upward advancement in achievable speeds.

Hybrids Cost Too Much!

Are Hybrid cars really too expensive. Although the initial outlay can be expensive ( what car isn't?) they quickly make up for their cost in the money you save on fuel. Is there any doubt that the way the gas prices are going, a hybrid vehicle will become more and more of a bargain to own.

Not to mention the fact that it has been announced that you will soon be able to purchase kits to convert your car to an electrical hybrid, or if money is really tight and you are ready to convert right away you can also invest in a water conversion kit to create a your own water hybrid.

No excessive money spent there. Only about $150 to purchase the instruction book and all required parts.

Hybrid Plug Ins?

Another common myth is that all hybrids need to be plugged in. Well this is true of the original electric hybrid vehicles. Now there are electrical hybrids that have a battery on board that is charged as you drive.

So you are still gaining the advantage of saving on the cost of fuel, without the problem of having to plug in every few hours. Research is continuing and that will result in an even better version which will combine the best of both worlds.

A electrical hybrid that would run on the plug in power for the first part of the trip and then switch to the charged battery power for the reminder of the trip. Imagine having to fill your gas but tank once or twice a month, while your hybrid creates the rest of the need power.

There are many advantages to hybrid cars, and as technology advances the advantages will too. If you are looking for a great fuel efficient, environmentally friendly vehicle, think hybrid vehicle.

Forget the myths, learn the truth and soon you can be driving a hybrid too.

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