Toyota, Honda, Or GM Hybrid Cars?

by : Hilal Abdelwali



Electric cars look like conventional cars aesthetically, both when it comes to exterior and interior. The same great and pretty designs are available, and friends and family will hardly be able to tell the difference. Electric cars and hybrid electric cars offer the lowest emissions available, with hybrid vehicles being the most practical. If emissions performance are an important environmental consideration, reconsider one of the hybrid cars. Electric- powered cars have many negatives and hydrogen- powered cars will take some time to hit our markets and so the best option we have today, to play a part in controlling greenhouse gas emissions, is to choose a hybrid car over other cars in future.

Electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular given the cost of a tank of gas. Work by nanotech companies such as Altair Nanotechnologies and A123Systems to improve the performance of lithium ion batteries may make electric cars even more appealing.

Toyota's experimental hybrids will simply add a second nickel metal battery. Even the shops that are converting hybrids to plug-in hybrids welcomed the news about Toyota's new test cars. Toyota began selling the Prius in the United States, in limited numbers, two years ago, and there are now about 39,000 on American roads. Worldwide, the company hopes to sell 300,000 hybrids annually within five years.

Honda also makes a hybrid Civic? regular car.". Honda was the first automaker in the world to market a fuel-cell-powered car. Its latest development is the FCX Concept, a next-generation vehicle that boasts a small yet highly efficient FC system. Honda has not be able to compete with the Big T in hybrid sales. One of the mistakes that Honda made with its hybrid cars is making them look just like their traditional car models.

Honda hybrid cars are also making waves with its Honda Civic hybrids. Hybrid Civic cars are georgeous yet efficient, too. Honda only sold 55,300 hybrid cars (globally) last year (Toyota managed 429,000). The most common hybrid car is the Toyota Prius with worldwide sales of around 1.25 million in total.

Currently, GM is finalizing its own hybrid technology, as is Nissan. Nonetheless, Nissan will lease hybrid technology from Toyota for its upcoming Altima hybrid . Currently nearly ever major manufacturer in the world has serious plans to release new lines of hybrid cars. Whilst not all of them are betting their future on hybrid technology, most realise that in these days of increased fuel prices and better environmental knowledge consumers are looking for alternatives to gas-guzzling petrol vehicles.

After all, the question is still stands, should you have a Toyota, Honda, GM, or some other type of hybrid cars?