Gas prices are at an all time high. With international pressures mounting, the stability of our oil based infrastructure is dropping. This problem trickles down to the average consumer in the form of raised gasoline prices. But there is a simple, solution to keep dollars in your pocket. Hybrid cars.
Hybrid cars work buy using an electric engine when it’s most efficient, and a gasoline engine when it is most efficient. This can more than double the cars fuel efficiency, meaning less trips to the pump and more money in your pocket. There are many different varieties of of hybrids, but there is no better option than an American made hybrid.
When someone buys a foreign hybrid, a foreign company makes the money, meaning that the money spent leaves America, thus damaging our economy. But if that money was put into an American company, it builds our economy, and builds American jobs. It’s a win-win situation!
Hybrid cars are usually more expensive than their traditional counterparts. But, the extra money you spend on the car will be quickly made back in saved gas money. The biggest gas waster in driving is inner-city driving. The long stops at lights and stop signs waste your gasoline rapidly. But in an electric, the car can simply reduce the energy spent on running the engine. However, when driving on a highway the gasoline engine’s extra power has the advantage over the electric car’s less powerful battery.
A hybrid takes advantage of both of these properties, using its electric engine in stop-and-go traffic, and a gasoline engine on the highway. This not only creates the most efficient setup for the driver, but the reduction in gasoline use means less harmful emissions to the environment. And with the increase in popularity of hybrids, American auto makers have created some very attractive and economical models that are great for your wallet, for the environment, and for the economy. It’s a pretty sweet deal.
Some people say that hybrids lack the power of a traditional car. But now with hybrid SUV’s and trucks, major manufacturers have included all of the power and reliability of a traditional vehicle, just with much better fuel efficiency. Also, hybrid engines are whisper quiet, meaning that drivers are granted a quiet, smooth ride free from the nauseous fumes of a gas-only engine.
So if you’re in the market for a quiet, cheap, reliable vehicle that is great for the environment and for the economy, consider an American hybrid. No matter what you’re vehicle needs, there is a hybrid for you.