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Electric Cars and Hybrids: Which One Should You Choose

| Articles | June 7, 2009

A lot of people today are now asking the question about hybrid and electric cars. Most of them are wondering which one is more practical for their use and which one is more efficient. In order for you to know which type of car you should choose, you first need to know about the different types of vehicles that are available for sale today.

The first type of vehicle that is very popular among a lot of people is the gas powered vehicle. This is basically your standard car that you will often see on the road. Using an internal combustion engine, this type of car uses gasoline in order to generate power to get the car to run. Gasoline engines are basically inefficient but they are very powerful and that it is quite inexpensive to run.

However, because of the unstable price of fuel, these engines are now getting more expensive to run and are also becoming increasingly inefficient. The only advantages of gasoline powered cars over electric cars are low price, longer range, and that it is more powerful and has a good acceleration rate.

Electric cars or electric vehicles are the second type of car that you should know about. The concept of using electricity to run a car is really not something new. In fact, this particular idea started ever since the first car was invented. The idea died because of its inefficiency and also because of the available battery cell technology to store electricity, which was rather crude.

The main advantage of electric cars is that it is really efficient and it doesn’t use any gasoline or any other form of fossil fuel in order to run. Instead, it runs purely on electricity, which will enable you to save a lot of money on gasoline. You do need to charge the batteries from time to time and you have to pay more in your electricity bills but you will see that the cost of charging the batteries will be nowhere near as high as the cost of buying gasoline to run the car.

The hybrid car is the last type of vehicle available today. Running on both gasoline and electricity, this particular concept makes the gasoline powered car more efficient when it comes to using gasoline. Although hybrid cars still use gasoline in order to run, you will see that the electric motor working with the internal combustion engine will make it more efficient, which means that you will get more miles per gallon of fuel and it also burns less fuel which means lower emission of pollution.

Electric cars are increasingly becoming popular. Because of the recent developments in battery cell technology, electric cars are now more powerful, lasts longer, and it also charges a lot faster than ever before.

It won’t be long until you see electric cars being driven by most of the people in your city. Electric cars are indeed the future of personal transportation. So, if you are thinking of buying a car and you want to save money on gasoline, you may want to go electric.

With it, you will not only save a lot of money on gasoline, but you will also help make a cleaner and greener environment by owning a car that does not emit air pollution.

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