If you are thinking about a hybrid car, you may be hearing quite a bit of “gossip”. Some people reckon the hybrid car is the best thing on the market. Other people say it will just pass. Yet other people again say they reckon they can save a packet, but you’re not sure it’s really worth it. What’s the truth, and how do you separate myth from fact with all of the stuff that is being thrown at you? Below, you can read and consider the common hybrid vehicle myths.
Hybrid cars are just the same as electric cars: This is not right because hybrid vehicles are fuel-powered for the most part. But they have what are called ‘battery assists’. The help is powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack that is rechargeable.
You are guaranteed to save money with a hybrid car: If you are doing town motoring, you may save gas and you may not. The same goes for highway driving. There are just many different factors. It has been said that if everyone bought hybrid cars, the fuel consumption would drop by only 10%. That’s not a very huge difference.
A hybrid vehicle’s battery can run flat: A hybrid car’s battery should not run out when you are really driving it. The engine of a hybrid car does not idle when stopped (at a red traffic light for example). What does it do then? Well, it recharges its battery. So there’s no need to worry about a hybrid vehicle stopping for that reason.
A hybrid vehicle’s rechargeable battery lasts only for 2 years: A hybrid car certainly would not be worth purchasing if this was right. A hybrid car’s rechargeable batteries usually come with an eight-year guaranty.
If I run out of fuel, I can keep driving on the hybrid vehicle battery: Bear in mind that, a hybrid’s battery is an help. That means that hybrid cars still run on fuel. After you run out of gas, the battery may keep the car running for a small while. But, the car will stop running pretty soon.
Hybrid cars will soon place conventional car dealers out of business: This probably won’t take place anytime soon. The reason for the delay has to do with the how much hybrids cost. Many people just can’t afford one. Also, people just aren’t certain whether they will really save money by buying a hybrid car. Therefore, they are loathe to join the rush of people who want to buy a hybrid vehicle.
Hybrid cars will only save you about 88 dollars a year: I did see something on the news once, but it may not be right. If there’s something you really want and there’s a lot of rumour surrounding it, you simply have got to do some research yourself. There are many different types of hybrid vehicle, and many different manufacturers make them. This means that there may be much more involved than we have time to discuss here. A hybrid car may be of use to you, and it may not, but at the end of the day, is up to you.
Therefore, please don’t worry too much about what people say. They probably have only listened to others passing on rumours Do your own due diligence and make up your own mind. Try the Internet to get your information. The manufacturer’s advertising is also rather useful, if you stick to reading the facts and gloss over the gloss. Check that what the literature claims is also in the warranty.