You just filled the gas tank and can’t believe the numbers looking back at you. You cannot see an end to it, every time you go to the gas station it seems the price of gasoline has increased. The high cost of fuel makes you angry and you want something done to control the rising prices. Then you remember a magazine you read about the hybrid electric car and decide to check them out.
Being an intelligent person you understand the dynamics of the situation and understand that change begins with you. Because of that, you have decided to see about purchasing one of those electric hybrids. Convincing yourself of the positive points of a hybrid electric car is the beginning of the road. Being energy efficient and more environmentally friendly are both advantages of the electric hybrid car.
A hybrid electric car combines the strengths of a traditional internal combustion engine and those of an electrically powered vehicle. Nickel-Metal-Hydride is what the batteries that the power comes from are composed of. These light weight batteries are designed to be completely discharged and recharged and have the ability of storing electrical power.
The combustion engine found in a hybrid electric car is similar to a normal smaller engine. But the engine is smaller and weighs less, making it more energy efficient. Moreover, maximum efficiency is achieved because the motor is constructed according to average power used by a hybrid electric car. The specification of the highest level of demanded power will effect the size of a motor in a typical combustion motor.
The Civic Hybrid, and Honda Insight use an electric motor in conjunction with the gas engine only when the driver requires more power, such as going up a hill or overtaking another vehicle.
In addition, electric hybrids are more cost efficient for the owner, who can expect around 40 to 60 mpg from one of these vehicles.
Electric hybrids are better for the environment.
There is a decrease in the number of pollutants released into the air, which is another important benefit of the electric hybrid car. There is reduced air pollution because less fuel is expended per mile traveled. Early tests indicate that driving a hybrid electric car reduces carbon monoxide and other pollutants by as much as 80 to 90 percent. In addition to this being a positive factor upon the environment, it also has major well-being implications on the population as well.
Another benefit to the environment has to do with conserving natural resources. It stands to reason that a hybrid electric car operates with the use of less gasoline. A reduction in gasoline will help to conserve the limited quantities of oil that remains underneath the earth’s surface.