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The Simple Explanation Of How Hybrid Vehicles Work

Oct 16, 2007
Let's start this article off with a little discussion of why you may want to look into using a hybrid car. Let's assume you are looking at buying a hybrid car compared with your current gasoline powered vehicle. Let's also assume that you drive 12,000 miles a year in your Chevrolet Malibu and that your vehicle gets 20 miles to the gallon. It would take you 600 gallons of gas a year to get you to where you need to go. You could be very frustrated because gas is very high these days. Now if you look at buying a hybrid car, and it received 60 miles to the gallon, it would only take you 200 gallons of gas a year to get you everywhere you needed to go. If you are able to save yourself from having to buy 400 gallons of gas a year, why would you not do this? That is the reason you need to look into buying a hybrid car.

The remainder of this article will give you a quick look at how a hybrid car works so that you can see how this will benefit you. The first key is that hybrid cars are built with all the same amenities you will find in any car you currently have. If you want to have great fuel savings, you do not need to sacrifice upon anything you're used to having in your car.

Hybrid cars all have an electrical portion of the engine as well as a gasoline powered part of the car. When getting you around town, the car will often use electricity when the car is sitting idle or if you're stopped or in a traffic jam and use the gasoline portion when the car actually needs to accelerate or be put into motion. This is how it often works with most hybrid cars but there are also cars which work only on electricity. This could be very effective if you find you drive only locally. You would have to put gas in the car if you were to take a long trip though.

Hybrid cars also use the energy created when you brake to help recharge the electric portion of the motor. This allows the car to be as efficient as possible so that the least amount of gas is used. This also helps cut down on the amount of emissions which your car will emit if you are driving a hybrid car.

A hybrid car is a very clever advancement in the automobile industry and you should think about purchasing one the next time you find yourself looking for a new vehicle. It has benefits for both you as well as the environment.
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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