Why Hybrid Cars are Beneficial to the Environment

By: Thomas Jones

Everyone has heard of the hybrid cars. You've been told they are very beneficial to the environment but do you even know why that is? Here is a list of the top four reasons hybrid cars can benefit our environment:

1. Hybrids do not use a lot of gas: Hybrid cars are powered by two different types of energy. One type is by using gas and the other is from electricity. With the fact that hybrid cars only use gasoline part of the time they in turn use less gas. This causes them to have less emission gases (discusses next) which will help save the environment and also helps reserve some of the worlds natural oil resources.

2. Hybrids have less emission gases: Global warming has become a huge concern for our world. Global warming is caused by the amount of gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons that are released into our atmosphere on a daily basis. Hydrocarbons are the gases that come from internal combustion engines that burn fuel to power conventional consumer and commercial vehicles. Hybrids burn and use less fuel so this reduces the amount of emissions a hybrid vehicle gives off. This is helping to protect our ozone.

3. Hybrids use electricity: Hybrids depend partially on electricity to run. Not only that but many hybrids have the ability to create their own electricity during times such as when costing or braking. Electricity does not harm the environment and because they can produce their own electricity there is no need to uses up anymore of out natural resources to build charging stations for the hybrids.

4. Hybrids offer a reduction of other pollutants and toxic wastes: While hybrids do help with the fact that they do not give off as much of the problem gases that are creating the greenhouse effect and causing global warming they also do much more. Hybrids also help with other pollution issues such as smog and waste in the air. Smog can cause some serious health issues and effect the welfare of the population, especially in larger cities. Hybrids do not release as much smoke as a conventional car or near as many pollutants as a conventional car releases into the air. This helps to reduce the amount of smog. Hybrids also do not need to have oil changes as often as conventional cars. Conventional cars require an oil change every 3,000 miles to whereas hybrids only need an oil change every 5,000-6,000 miles. This will reduce the amount of toxic waste that either needs to be recycled or disposed of.

Although hybrid cars do offer a lot of great things as far as out environment is concerned they are still only a temporary fix to the issues we as people are facing due to the global warming and greenhouse gases. Hybrids do use an internal combustion engine for part of their power source which means they are still emitting poisons into the ozone

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