You see them very rarely and notice there often an odd shape, but they help the environment more than most vehicles on the market. What are they I hear you say? “Hybrid Cars” these eco-friendly vehicles are terrific examples of what our motoring industry will look like in the future.
Hybrid cars run from battery power and petrol engines; they were created to reduce fuel emissions and have been known to produce 90% less pollution than non-hybrid vehicles. They also depreciate a lot less than vehicles with internal combustion engines. The reason for this is probably because there aren’t a lot of them running around. In Asia they have been using hybrids as way back as 1997, so they are not a new concept as far as motoring is concerned. Hybrid cars are different from electric vehicles because the hybrid charges the battery as the vehicle is in motion, but the electric car solely relies on the power from a battery charger.
To learn more about the hybrid engine and how it works and the concepts behinds the technology, check out the video below.
Hybrid vehicles are great for the environment; if we compared a standard petrol engine to a hybrid you can see the differences are obviously favouring the hybrid.
- Gasoline engines average 20-30 miles per gallon
- Diesel engines average 30-40 miles per gallon
- Hybrid engines average 45+ miles per gallon
These figures suggest the hybrid car has the edge of the other two; however popular opinion seems to suggest that hybrid cars are simply a stepping stone to creating more dependable electrical vehicles. To move completely away from gasoline engines anytime soon seems inconceivable, nevertheless we are moving forward and towards a greener future, and hybrid cars are certainly a step in the right direction.
Scrap Car Comparison really cares about our environment this is why we consistently post blogs about how to recycle more efficiently, and try to educate our customers on these important topics. If you have any questions you would like to ask us in regards to this topic then please leave a comment and we will attempt to answer you back as soon as possible.
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