Hybrid cars, means ... at least 2 different fueling systems, usually half oil and half electric driven; a good idea but when you can go for electric alone , why keep up the usage of oil? That's where it becomes an useless idea!
The time is there now for energy sources that don't cost much in opposition to ruining you in the process, this only because the industry sells you a story about an energy crisis that is more their issue than yours, can openly manipulate prices as they want and let people think that they "Have To" stick to them as they became depended of the Energy Industry! And yet there are many other alternatives available, working with electric means, water, even Air ... etc...etc ... It's all there but you have to figure out where or by whom you might find the best way or system available for you! Plus, you are not that much bound anymore to the industrial aspect of energy production monetarily spoken.
So I have no real Pro or Con point of view on hybrid cars as it's not the only alternative, not the cheapest, not even the cleanest ( ...but better than nothing of course ...lol... ) and an already over passed concept if you ask me ... !
But that's only my point of view of course :-)!
"Clean & Cheap for you" are the magic words.
P.S.: Here just one very simple example that people can test, even just for fun ;-):
SHOCK:Police Uses Water Instead of Gas for All Cars.."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUgUF5M3 … r_embedded
Interesting and one possibilty under many!
Let me share with you my 2 cents worth.
Pros: Environmental friendly vehicle (non-pollution as drinking water emits from muffler tip), Lower breakdown, depreciation and ongoing problems rate. Valuable & Rare on Earth so many shall envy you driving.
Cons: Costly to drive (both procurement process as well as maintenance), Limited workshops to visit (little model awareness), High electricity consumption (opportunity cost for Fuel) as of current technology, Difficult to operate as some systems are unavilable (not fuel compartment leading to air-conditioner or general motors)
As ypu can see, both weighted against each other (as of current technology). Thank-you!
The big pro is the fuel mileage, the Toyota Prius gets over 50 MPG's. Plug in hybrids run off of pure electricity for up to about 80 miles which costs pennies compared to gasoline, then the car reverts to a regular hybrid, running off a combination of gasoline and self generated electricity.
The cons in my estimation still out way the pros. First there's the high initial cost. Repairs are higher than regular cars. When the batteries need to be replaced, you're talking several thousands of dollars. Manufacturing all of these batteries and trying to recycle them is extremely hard on the environment, this coupled with the fact that the plug in hybrids will be running off of electricity generated mainly by coal burning plants, has lead most experts re-think calling these cars "green". Conventional cars like the Chevy Cruze are entering the market place that boast 43 MPG's highway that seem to offer more bang for the buck.
by ngureco 10 years ago
What Are Hybrid Cars And How Do They Works?
by Debra Allen 4 years ago
Where does the electricity come from for Hybrid cars?I am not talking about the plug. I am asking about where the electric come from before it gets to the plug or socket that recharges your batter in your hybrid car. Is it the same way we get electricity for our homes and why we are trying to...
by LiamBean 10 years ago
I thought EVERYONE would want to know the different hybrid types. Was I wrong?http://hubpages.com/hub/Future-Car-Hybrid-TypesIt's getting traffic, but nowhere near what I thought it would. I know this is a bit of a conceit*, but constructive criticism would be most welcome.* After all, you're...
by NGRIA Bassett 8 years ago
Is this the future of driving?What are the pros and cons
by tobey100 8 years ago
I've finally had my fill of people preaching electric vehicles (EVs) as the salvation of the world. It might make a body feel 'green' but it actually does nothing in terms of conservation or 'saving' the planet. But, of course, we all realize that the 'feeling' is everything. ...
by lupine 6 years ago
What are the pros and cons of buying a new car or a used car?Sure we would all like a new car, with all the modern conveniences, but is it worth it? Could we be happy with an older car and not worry so much what it looks like?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|