Why Should You Choose a Hybrid Car?

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Introduction

Do you care about the environment? Do you want to rescue the world? Then you must consider fuel savings, non-polluting, and environmentally friendly transportation. The solution is to buy and drive a hybrid vehicle. They are small and fuel economical too!

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Tips

Here are a few tips that could persuade you to purchase a hybrid car:

  1. Constructed from lighter materials so the size of hybrids is small. The engine is built to save you money on gas and it will shut itself down when the automobile comes to a stop at a light and resume when the car moves into drive.

  2. These vehicles have the benefit of having a gas engine with an electric motor that controls speed.

  3. The electrical motor's cells are continuously recharged by capturing the mechanical energy generated while stopping.

  4. Hybrid vehicle engines create fewer pollutants, get greater efficiency, need less idling, and are more environmentally friendly.

  5. The wheels are composed of a specific material that lowers resistance and the design and optimization reduce waste.

  6. The battery is constructed of nickel-metal-hydride and has a large capacity. When needed, the hybrid can be powered by batteries.

  7. The electricity technology allows for the use of two power sources while also improving fuel efficiency.

  8. There are several options. Honda, Ford, Toyota, GMC, and Chevrolet all offer hybrid vehicles.

  9. In the USA, if you choose a hybrid vehicle as your means of transport, the US government will reward you with considerable tax advantages.

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Using a hybrid vehicle shows that you care about keeping the environment healthy and that you are a conscientious citizen who wants to save money on gas.

Relationship Between Speed and Gas Consumption

You can determine the optimal value at which both power and gas energy is used effectively. Perfect speed is usually between 30 and 40 miles per hour. Energy stabilization is a skill that can only be learned through experience. Another key factor is that you will gain if you do not hurry and stick to the speed limit. You can save as much as ten cents per gallon by gliding rather than accelerating. Finally, make sure your tires are properly inflated because this can help you save money on gas while also extending the life of your tires. Reduced tire pressure has been shown in studies to lower gas consumption by up to 10%.

Last Advice

Despite the high purchase price, the fuel savings and other features, such as tax savings, make hybrid cars an attractive and practical choice.

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What is the max. reach (in km) running only on the battery of your hybrid?
And how often you charge it?

Hi, engineer here with years of direct experience on automotive. While interesting, this post contains several imprecisions and mistakes that should be considered for the sake of correctness. Albeit incomplete, the following list is a starting point:

1:
"Constructed from lighter materials" is incorrect: hybrids are built with the same materials as ICEs and BEVs.
"the size of hybrids is small" is incorrect: the size of hybrid cars is the same as the ICEs they share the platform with, and hybrids are generally heavier than the corresponding ICEs due extra weight introduced by motor and battery pack.
"The engine(...)will shut itself down when the automobile comes to a stop at a light and resume when the car moves into drive": not a hybrid exclusive at all since every modern internal combustion engine does that, it's called "Start&Stop" and it was introduced with the main goal of tricking the emission test cycle by replacing idle times with zero-emission.

5:
"The wheels are composed of a specific material that lowers resistance and the design and optimization reduce waste": that is imprecise as the wheels (rims) of hybrid cars are exactly the same material. Talking about tyres, low-rolling resistance tyres are available for all vehicles and, while common on hybrids, they have become the norm on ICEs as well as they bring the same benefits.

6:
"The battery is constructed of nickel-metal-hydride": this information is very outdated to the point of being not correct anymore. Hybrid cars use lithium-ion batteries since several years as NiMH cells have been superseded due to their significant drawbacks (high cost, high self-discharge and heat generation at high temperatures, and the need to control hydrogen loss).
"...and has a large capacity": this is imprecise. While plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV) tend to have capacities in the order of 8kWh or more, mild-hybrids and non-plug-in hybrids usually have small batteries (1-4 kWh).

7:
"There are several options. Honda, Ford, Toyota, GMC, and Chevrolet all offer hybrid vehicles.": not really a point for hybrids, as there are way more options (brands and models) for ICEs at the moment.