When it comes to purchasing a new car, finding a vehicle that is fuel-efficient and economical to run and maintain is high on a lot of people’s list. For these reasons, the popularity of hybrid vehicles has increased significantly in the last few years. If you’re one of those people that is looking to take the plunge on a new hybrid, it’s important to understand a bit about the pros and cons of owning and operating one.
What Is a Hybrid Car?
A hybrid car is one that uses two or more power sources to drive the vehicle. Typically, these power sources are a small internal combustion engine and a larger battery-powered electric motor. Hybrid technology has been around for many years. The first commercially available hybrid car, the Toyota Prius, was released in Japan in 1997, followed by the Honda Insight, which was released in Japan and the US in 1999. Today, hybrid technology is well proven and reliable, and there are many different makes and models of hybrid vehicles available to the consumer.
What Are the Pros of Owning a Hybrid Car?
What Are the Cons of Owning a Hybrid Car?
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