5 misconceptions about hybrid vehicles
One of the most popular topics spoke about in the world, especially when it comes to the environment, is the future of the sole use of hybrid vehicles. They are gradually trying to get rid of diesel/petrol cars and start on hybrid and electric vehicles. But as much as we hear of the good news and of the bad news of these vehicles, like anything else, there is plenty of misconception of these vehicles. As much as people sometimes like to talk about things they aren’t too sure about, this also happens when it comes to hybrid vehicles.
So here we are going to discuss some of the most discussed misconceptions about hybrid vehicles;
Hybrid cars are expensive
One of the misconceptions is that hybrids are too expensive. Although the original bought price may be more than the other vehicles, consumers make up most of that money because they spend less on fuel.
Hybrid cars need to be plugged in
Unlike electric vehicles that need to be plugged into a power source to be recharged, hybrid cars don’t need to be. Hybrids run on two power sources, a petrol motor and an electric motor powered by a battery.
A plug-in hybrid runs on gas or electricity. Yes, you do need to charge its battery as mentioned – typically at home, if not also intraday, or en route – but if you do not, the gas engine will move the car just fine in normal hybrid mode
Hybrid cars don’t actually help the environment
Cars that use electric power or a combination of electricity and
gasoline is much more efficient in its use of fuel than
similarly sized internal combustion vehicles.
Depending on whether the car is a hybrid, a plug-in HEV, or an
an all-electric vehicle, it may travel up to twice as far on a tank of
gasoline as an internal combustion car or even use no gasoline at all.
Because hybrids have a second electric motor, they don’t burn as much fuel as conventional cars and give out lower levels of greenhouse gases during use.
Hybrid cars need more maintenance
A mechanic should be able to service a hybrid as they would any other vehicle. Hybrids should have fewer maintenance costs because the engine shuts down when the electric motor takes over at idle or low speeds.
Normally, routine maintenance and small repairs aren’t higher on a hybrid than on a regular car. In fact, they may actually be lower. … Maintenance costs shouldn’t usually be much of a factor in the financial area. The gasoline engine on a hybrid requires the same maintenance as any car.
Hybrid cars are slow
Hybrid cars can get high speed but do struggle with acceleration.
Hybrid cars can get enough power from the gasoline engine to go as fast as 100 miles per hour (161 kilometres per hour). The thing for hybrids is acceleration. Since the smaller electric motors that most automakers use don’t produce much horsepower, a relatively fast hybrid car can go from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometres per hour) in about six seconds, while a more typical hybrid car’s zero to 60 time is around the 10-second mark.
So I hope that helps some of the questions people have on the use of hybrid cars and some truth behind these vehicles.