The Hybrid Car - How Does it Work?
Hybrid Car - how does it work?
There are more and more reasons why people are these days thinking about hybrid automobiles. First they are getting annoyed with their usual gas-drinking conventional car because of the constant increase in gas prices. And the second reason is the environment. We are becoming aware of the dangers of global warming are are actually trying to make a difference by either buying or renting a hybrid automobile. Hybrid is just one of the more environmentally friendly solutions. Some people with cars are now leaving them back home and walk from home to the place where they work. Some are using public transportation in order to save some money.
But lots of people just don't have the possibility to use other means of transport to work. Lots of them even need their car while they are at work. Renting or buying a hybrid car can cut the fuel consumption in half. Just imagine, you can effectively travel more than 60 miles per gallon with hybrid cars. It is not all in the gas consumption. The best and the most technologically advanced normal cars can sometimes use even less gas than hybrids (the really small ones that is) but even they don't even come close to hybrids when it comes to pollution.
Hybrid cars leave a lot less gas emissions than conventional automobiles. This means that not only will you cut fuel consumption, but you will also cut the level of pollution that is poisoning the environment and our planet. With hybrid cars, everyone can benefit.
So how do hybrid cars drive, how are they different?
First of all there are the costs. Hybrids are more expensive than normal cars. But with the money saved by gas and even with some tax incentives you can get you can, during the hybrid car lifetime, save enough money to make hybrid cars cheaper as conventional ones. And even if you just break even or even if your hybrid car ends up being more expensive - you are making something for the environment and making a world a better place.
The concept of the hybrid car is quite simple. Hybrid cars combine electricity, which is the cleanest energy source available, and internal combustion gasoline engine to run the car.
Hybrid cars run on both electricity and gasoline energy. First of all - when you start the car and the car is in idle mode or not running, the gasoline engine shuts off by itself. At this time the car is solely running on electricity. This is also the reason why hybrid cars are very quiet. And this will also explain why hybrid has less fuel consumption. Once you step on the accelerator, the internal combustion engine will automatically start up again.
There are also hybrid cars that can drive solely on electric power. This is great if you are only using the car for local travels. You don’t even need to put gasoline in the car. The traveling range can be however limited, so it is not very suitable for long distances.
You can have a back up internal combustion engine that will be only turned on when needed - when the battery is discharged.
A good thing about advanced hybrid cars is they don’t need to be plugged in like the electric car. They use kinetic energy to recharge the battery.
This is a easy explanation on how a hybrid car works. Hybrid basically means the car uses at least two different power sources. If you need more detail data on how cleaner or cost effective a hybrid car is and if it pays to rent one read on.
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