Hybrid cars are considered as the car of the future but they have disadvantages.
Hybrid cars are expensive right from the car lot.
Hybrid cars are relatively heavy because of the heavy batteries installed inside the car. This is why hybrid car manufacturers integrates smaller internal combustion engines and are constructed with light materials and should be aerodynamic in order to maximise efficiency.
This means that hybrid cars can never really go fast.
Another issue about hybrid cars is that it is very risky in accidents. What makes a hybrid car work effectively is also what makes it risky if it ever gets involved in an accident. This is because hybrid cars stores high amount of voltage in its batteries. This means that there is a high chance of getting electrocuted when you get involved in an accident. This also means that it is relatively difficult for rescuers to get the drivers and passengers out of the hybrid cars because of the dangers of high voltage in the car.
Hybrid cars have two engines for it to effectively conserve fuel consumption. It has the traditional gasoline engine and it also has an electric motor and batteries. The two engines work together in order to cut fuel consumption. With this technology, you will be able to cut fuel usage by more than half. With this kind of savings, hybrid cars are definitely the car of the future.
Hybrid car owners virtually don’t feel the increasing cost in fuel prices. This is the main advantage of the hybrid car. There are other advantages that a hybrid car can give you. Like reduced taxes. 100% reduction in ULEZ and congestion charges when driving in London.
The braking in hybrid cars is also configured to capture the energy released and uses it to charge the batteries inside the hybrid car. This means that unlike electric cars, hybrid cars don’t actually need to be charged from your home electric outlet.
However the all electric car holdouts is persistent in UK and around the world. To be able to cater for the so talk about “electric revolution” the grid must first be up to the challenge of providing electricity for also all vehicle of the future supposed to be all electric.
What is holding the car manufacturer to get ride of all combustion engine cars? They still design more efficient combustion engine car for a still a strong market. What is holding the politicians ? The manufacturers are projecting a Florissant fossil fuel powered car Market while developing electric vehicle.
When the tilt will be done?
May be it will when the grid will have been given means to be able to supplement and provide electricity and also clean energy. Is it the main concern?