Hybrid cars are making an impact in the country and they are becoming more popular among the people. These cars use two or more engines, a conventional engine which runs on either petrol or diesel and an electric motor. Conventional engines generate high speed in vehicles, whereas, electric engines can usually generate low speeds. Hybrid cars are basically built to conserve fuel and they emit less carbon dioxide compared to other vehicles on the road.
As a matter of fact, these technologies were first introduced in the early 1900s, but manufacturers only started recognizing them after the 2000s. Now, the government is providing incentives and discounts to promote the sale of electric cars. They are also taking steps to introduce hybrid buses in cities to protect the environment.
Advantages of Hybrid Cars
Incentives and credit facilities are now offered to encourage the purchase of hybrid cars. These facilities reduce the price of hybrid vehicles and make them affordable to the public. Users are only required to pay lower tax bills and they are even exempted from the payment of congestion charges. These vehicles conserve fuel and therefore less money is spent on fuel.
Hybrid cars emit less carbon dioxide and have better mileage when compared to other vehicles on the road. These vehicles usually run on a “twin powered engine” (electric motor and gasoline engine) which conserves energy and cuts the burden of fuel consumption.
Built from Light Materials
Lighter materials are used to build hybrid cars and less energy is basically required to run these vehicles. Lighter and smaller engines installed in the vehicles also help to save energy.
Less Dependency on Fossil Fuels
Hybrid cars depend less on fossil fuels and they are considered as one the cleanest modes of transportation. They require less fuel to run and gradually in the future, hybrid cars will play an important role in reducing fuel prices in the country.
Higher Resale Value
People are turning towards electric cars because of the increase in the price of gasoline. In the future, hybrid cars will have a commanding position in the market. Then, people will be able to sell these vehicles at a premium price.
Regenerative Braking System
The internal mechanism of the vehicle captures energy from the vehicle and uses it to charge the battery. In simple words, each time brake is applied, the battery is charged. In this way, users will be able to save time taken to charge the battery.