Hybrid Car Benefits
– Why buy a Hybrid?
March 11th, 2006
Lexus RX 400h SUV
Reports admitted they were wrong in their recent Automotive issue
which was just released. Consumer Reports magazine said that hybrid cars
were not that good
of a deal and later admitted that 2 of the models were ok. It got me thinking of the calculations that they did
not consider when they reviewed the hybrid automobiles.
consideration is that the gas prices may still skyrocket. This
factor is very real. There is a great amount of instability in the
Middle East that threatens the cost of gas. Iran is threatening
routes that deliver the oil which could add an extra expense. In a
five year period we may see outrageous gas prices. This could
become real savings.
to factor in the vehicle is the cost of smog emission as the vehicle
gets older. It is almost unimaginable that a hybrid vehicle would
ever have a problem passing smog. This could keep the cost of the
hybrid vehicle down in the long run as it would probably cost less
to maintain to pass the smog test. In states such as
California smog emission test could more difficult to pass in the
years to come and the cost required for the repairs to older smog
test failed vehicles could rise.
The gas motor
on the hybrid may not get as much wear and tear when driving it and
may last longer. There is a potential for the batteries to wear out
but hopefully suppliers of the batteries will become plentiful and
the price will drop.
government rebates I would think it would help cancel the extra cost
of the hybrid vehicle. There were also shortages that drove the
cost of the vehicles up in price. In time, with more hybrid
vehicles available the price will start to drop as well.
The perk of
helping the environment could out way the extra cost of the hybrid
vehicle. Since people are not always buying things because of the
price, the benefit that the hybrid offers to the environment is a
selling point in itself.
the future the cost of the batteries will become less expensive to
replace. It is possible that automobile manufacturers will come out
with hydrogen fuel cell-powered transportation which would replace
the current hybrid technology.
It is hard to
say that the hybrid car is no better than the regular cars out
there. There are benefits to driving them.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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