If you are thinking about purchasing a hybrid vehicle, you may be listening to quite a bit of “talk”. Some people think the hybrid car is the best thing since sliced bread. Some people say it will just pass. Still other people again say they think they can save a lot of money, but you’re not sure it’s really worth it. What is the truth, and how do you separate myth from fact with all of the stuff that is being said to you? Below, you can read and consider the common hybrid vehicle myths.
Hybrid cars are just the same as electric cars: This is not true because hybrid vehicles are fuel-powered for the most part. They have what are called ‘battery assists’. The assist 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 city driving, you may economize on gas and you may not. The same goes for long-distance driving. There are so just many different factors involved. It has been said that if everyone bought a hybrid car, the gas consumption would drop by only 10%. That’s not a very big decline, now is it?
A hybrid cars battery can run out: A hybrid car battery should not run out while you are actually driving it. The engine of a hybrid car does not idle when stopped (at a red light for instance). What does it do instead then? It recharges its battery. So there’s no need to worry about a hybrid car stopping on that score.
A hybrid car’s rechargeable battery lasts only for two years: A hybrid vehicle definitely would not be worth purchasing if this was the case. A hybrid vehicle’s rechargeable batteries usually come with an 8-year guaranty.
If I run out of gas, I can continue driving on the hybrid car battery: Keep in mind, a hybrid car’s battery is an assist. That means that hybrid car’s still run on fuel. After you run out of gas, the battery could keep the car running for a short while. However, the car will cease running very soon.
Hybrid cars will soon put normal car dealers out of business: This probably won’t happen anytime soon. The reason for the delay has to do with the how much a hybrid cars cost. Most people just can’t afford one. Furthermore, people just aren’t too sure whether they will really save money on a hybrid car. Therefore, they are loathe to join the rush of people who want to own a hybrid car.
Hybrid cars will only save you about $88 a year: I did hear something on the news about this one day, but it may not be true. If there’s something you really want though, and there’s a lot of smoke surrounding it, you simply have to start digging and do some of your own research. There are many different models of hybrid vehicle, and many different manufacturers make them. This means that there may be many more variables involved than the ones discussed here. A hybrid car may help you, and it may not, but the final decision is all yours.
Therefore, please don’t worry too much about what other people say. They probably have only listened to others passing on rumours. Do your own due diligence and make up your own mind. Use the Internet to get your information. The manufacturer’s literature is also quite useful, if you stick to reading the facts and skip over the gloss. Check that whatever the literature claims is also in the guarantee.