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Nowadays, how much are these hybrid cars?
What do you mean? How much do they cost? There are lots of different hybrid cars now and the differences in cost and gas mileage vary a lot.
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On average the hybrid cars are still about 20% more expensive than normal cars with standard ICE engines. Can the buyer recover that extra 20% expense in the long-term through fuel savings? Costs mean nothing without considering value. I think we need to look towards completely shifting over to EVs.
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I don't want to flame or insult anyone but I'm a little frustrated with people buying Hybrids because they are "green". Here's a reply I wrote in response a thread claiming hybrids were an improvement over regular cars:
Originally Posted by Time2Revolt
I'm not sure hybrids or electric cars are an improvement, actually I think they're a step backwards. Think about it, the only thing better about a hybrid is it uses less gasoline. Lets use the prius as an example.
The current prius gets 51 MPG highway and 48 mpg city. Pretty good however, to make a prius you must make a huge battery... The battery production process is extremely harmful to the environment and even worse is the fact that the average prius will need a new battery every 6 years to maintain proper fuel economy. That means every 6 years you're going to be throwing a battery in a land fill and that can't be good. If we take a look at the car itself things only get worse. It's slow, expensive, not very practical compared to other cars it's size, and it's definitely not very fun to drive.
So now lets look at electric cars. I'll use the Nissan Leaf as an example:
Uses no gas! hallelujah! however it's battery is estimated to maintain proper performance under normal use for only 5 years and if it is exposed to "lead foot driving" or quick charges Nissan says you may only get 2 good years out of a battery. This means that every 2-5 years you will be getting a new battery and throwing the old one away. And again things only get worse when you look at the actual car. It's dangerously slow, horribly impractical considering it's short range and small cargo space, very expensive, and every 2-5 years you're going to have to drop a couple grand for a new battery.
However, If we look at a traditional diesel such as a Volswagen TDI Jetta you will get nearly 50mpg highway and 40mpg city. It is cheaper, more practical, better on the environment over a long period of time, much more pleasant to drive, and you can expect no reliability issues seeing as it's a VW.
And from here it just gets better, if you buy a used one for even cheaper you will be keeping a car out of a junk yard and saving money along the way.
I just turned 16 a few months ago and bought my first car. After much thought about what would be the best compromise between fun/cheap/green I decided on a used 1991 Mazda Miata simply because it is economical (30/24mpg), fun, can take it racing on the weekends, and by getting an old one I ended up keeping it out of the junkyard. Mighty cheap too.
Keep in mind when shopping for cars, just because it gets slightly better gas mileage and claims to be "green" doesn't mean it is a net positive to the environment, plain gas or deisel cars can be just as efficient in 90% of cases.
I think we need to stop letting automobile manufacturers convince us via advertisements that their cars are "green" and start doing our own research. Any car that runs off of a battery is more harmful to the environment in the long run than a traditional gasoline or diesel powered car. The battery production process involves chemical reactions which emit toxic gasses into the atmosphere and all batteries eventually lose their ability to be recharged and have to be thrown away (toxic waste).
I will never buy an electric or hybrid car, they are the exact opposite of green!
so what is the best type of hybrd car out there
I have no idea how much it cost right now, but I have heard it is really getting cheaper. In fact, hybrid vehicles are starting to get much less expensive, and they may somehow save you a lot of cash on gas. Since before I ever wanted a hybrid, so I came across a website online that showed many different choices. It even helped me get an auto loan to pay off the loan. I was really amazed with the car dealership. Overall, I can say that it is one of the most incredible cars I have ever known.
hybrid cars is still a concept and it also more than 25% expensive then normal car , but it provide great helps to make our environment green.
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Hybrid & electric cars are made for eco friendly use. After the raise in price of petrol & diesel hybrid electric cars become the practical choice of drivers as they are only a bit costlier while purchasing but very efficient & innovative while driving. Today hybrid cars are getting really affordable & also you can save a lot on petrol, diesel.