There is a lot of interest in the hybrid car and many are predicting that it is the future of motoring. Despite all the positive press though it is not all rosy news about these cars; in fact many of the beliefs associated with them are often only partially true. Here are some of the most common hybrid myths that you are likely to hear mentioned.
– Most people believe that having a hybrid will automatically mean that they save a lot of money. And while they should help to reduce the amount you spend on fuel, there are other factors which will determine how much they save you in the long run. In some cases the savings will be quite modest considering the cost of some hybrids.
– The hybrid is an electric car. The electric motor which will be in a hybrid car is only going to be responsible for a part of the cars power so this is another myth. A hybrid is a mix between a traditionally fuelled car and an electric engine which assists normal functioning to create fuel savings.
– The hybrid is the future of motoring. Even though we will see an increase in the amount of hybrids out on the roads over the next few years, it is unlikely that everyone will want to be driving th
em. In my opinion, the electric car will overtake the hybrid as advances in these are improving all the time. There will definitely be a shake up of the motor industry over the next few years as more and more electric cars start to appear on the market. A hybrid car may get better fuel efficiency from petroleum based fuels, but it still depends on petroleum based fuels.
– Your car will still keep going if you run out of petrol because of the battery power. The battery is charged by the larger fuel based motor and will only keep going for a modest amount of time so this should not be believed either.
Electric car as an industry has changed beyond all recognition in recent years. Gone are the days when it was just the figment of somebody’s imagination. Nowadays, many types of electric cars are making an appearance including 4wd and 4×4 cars.