Reducing Cost Of Gas With Hybrid Cars
By Dylan Miles, Tue Dec 6th
The first successfully designed, engineered and launched hybridcar was by Ferdinand Porsche all the way back in 1899. Howsurprisingly long ago it has been since the first hybrid car andonly of recent years have we been able to find a way to bringhybrid cars to the home users.
With the continual rise in the cost of gasoline, most consumerswelcome the new breed of cars in the form of hybrid cars. Hybridcars use multiple propulsion systems to provide power. Itcombines the use of gas and also electric to power up the car.Hybrid cars are comparatively smaller than the usual internalcombustion engines and have been known to save consumers quite abit of money every month on gas.
One question lingers on...how can a hybrid car save me, theconsumer, money? Well, the basic reason is because hybrid carsdon't use as much gas as the normal cars we see on the road.When the hybrid car is being driven or in use, they arerecharging their batteries. And when the hybrid car is cruisingor stationary, it also charges the batteries. Of course, we've heard of the all-electric cars which usenothing but electric which requires one to charge the car upwhenever not in use through an external source and
we've alsoheard of the range extending trailer. But if convenience, safetyand money are important to you, consider the hybrid car as acomplete life saver. Although not completely certified to be sobecause the hybrid car continues to use gas (which is notenvironmental friendly), the hybrid car, when compared to theconventional car, is more environmentally-friendly. In fact, thefuel economy advantage provided by hybrid cars is good enoughfor the US Government because they provide a tax credit of up to$3,400 for owners of hybrid cars.
How can a hybrid car save me money? Because the use ofself-charging electrical components within the car means thatthe hybrid car uses less fuel.
Because the internal combustion engine in a hybrid car is muchsmaller than the conventional car. Therefore, it is not onlysmaller, but it is much lighter and more efficient than anyother cars we've known.
Because when the car is moving, is idle or stationary or whenthe car brakes, it is a chance for the batteries to rechargeitself. The more electricity it uses from the batteries, theless fuel it uses. Simple and logical.
About the author:Dylan Miles, journalist, and website builder, lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of http://www.gascosts.info on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.