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The Reasons For Choosing Hybrid Vehicles Go Beyond Fuel Savings

Oct 13, 2007
This article will give an explanation on the technology behind a hybrid car along with the benefits you can reap when purchasing a hybrid car.

We all see the high price of gas a day and how much it can cost to fill up the car. There have been attempts throughout the years to find a better method to help cars run. The hybrid has been the best attempt yet. Electric cars have existed for a number of years but they did not make sense for many people. To truly work, the electric battery had to be plugged into a power outlet and you could not travel long distances due to not having a recharging station potentially at the place which you were traveling to. The hybrid car has entered the market and it is the first commercially viable option anyone has as an alternative to a gasoline powered vehicle.

A hybrid car has certain advantages to it which you cannot find at a gasoline powered vehicle. Depending upon the type of car, you often can receive between 50 and 60 miles to the gallon. Imagine the kind of savings this can have for your wallet. The average person in the United States is rumored to drive around 12,000 miles year. If you receive 60 miles to the gallon, you will need to buy 200 gallons of gas a year. If you have a gasoline powered vehicle with 30 miles to the gallon, you need to buy 400 gallons of gas a year. This difference of 200 gallons of gas at today's price of $2.60 is $520. Look the amount of money you save by using a hybrid car. Hybrid cars also have lower levels of toxic fumes emitted when used in with gasoline powered vehicles.

When you're looking at the recent hybrid releases, there were a couple of different cars which you can look into. The Chevrolet Silverado has a particular kind of battery called the mild hybrid. Not much energy is stored within this battery so it will not have the same sort of energy boost as other hybrid she may look into. The thinking behind this mild hybrid is that is perfect for camping or when you're outdoors because it can be a generator for some of your electronic devices. Toyota has been able to develop its Prius to operate in only electric mode. This allows the gasoline powered part of the engine to remain off so that you are minimizing your gas consumption and keeping more money in your pocket.

Hybrid releases continue to grow in number as for car manufacturers enter this particular segment of the market. Nissan is coming out with a hybrid along with other companies such as General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and BMW. Depending upon the next time you hit the car market, you may want to look into a hybrid car. The improvements in technology through the years have now made a hybrid car feasible for you to buy while receiving strong benefits with less disadvantages than in the past.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about cars as well as car care at http://www.5starshine.com
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