Hybrid cars are those that combine electricity and fossil fuel derived from oil to work, so they in turn have two engines. Although they are not currently the most common on roads, the truth is that their use is gradually spreading. And it is that there are many advantages that these vehicles have compared to conventional ones, without hiding that they also have some drawbacks.
Advantages of hybrid cars
First of all, it should be noted that when talking about the advantageous attributes of a hybrid car we will be comparing them with a traditional car, that is, one that uses gasoline or diesel as fuel:
- The efficiency of this fuel system is much higher and, therefore, the use is higher. Thus, we can say that the consumption of traditional cars is higher.
- Hybrid vehicles pollute up to 80% less than fossil fuel vehicles, since gas emissions are much lower.
- The engine noise of hybrids is less than that of other cars and, consequently, noise pollution is also reduced.
- In a hybrid car, driving is smoother than in a conventional one.
- The insurance price of a hybrid car is lower than that of vehicles with fuel derived from petroleum, due to the fact that they pollute less.
- The engine response is also usually quicker and more balanced.
Disadvantages of hybrid cars
Although there are many advantages that can make you opt for a car with an electric and fossil fuel engine at the same time, we cannot ignore that there are also some disadvantages that it is essential to take into account:
- To this day, the price of hybrid cars is still higher than that of conventional cars.
- Repairs and tune-ups also tend to cost more than fossil fuel vehicles. Likewise, not all garages repair this type of car.
- The materials with which the batteries of this type of vehicle are manufactured are highly polluting.
- The weight of hybrid cars is greater than that of traditional cars and, therefore, more energy is required to move them.