A growing consciousness of the availability of fossil fuels, coupled with a desire for more eco-friendly vehicles has produced some of the most efficient hybrid vehicles to date. Hybrid vehicles run off of gasoline but also use hybrid batteries to conserve fuel and reduce harmful emissions. It is estimated that 2012 saw around 4,500,000 hybrid vehicles sold worldwide with 2,180,000 vehicles being sold in the United States alone. For those on the fence, here are two of the strongest reasons to switch to a hybrid vehicle.
A More Economical Alternative
Naturally, those who invest in a hybrid vehicle can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on gas every year. There are also other economic incentives for buying a hybrid vehicle; in the United States hybrid drivers save up
One of the biggest draws of driving hybrid vehicles is the impressive fuel economy that they offer. In fact, the most efficient gasoline-powered vehicle ever, the 2000 Honda Insight, has a highway rating of 61 mpg and combined city/highway rating of 53 mpg. So what is it about hybrids that gets such good fuel economy? Here’s what you need to know.
Why hybrid fuel economy is so good.
There are actually two different batteries in hybrid cars. One of them is the traditional 12 volt lead acid battery that powers traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. The other is the Continue Reading No Comments