When looking for a new car these days, there are so many options available that it can be really difficult to decide which one to go for.
People want to save money on petrol costs, so want a car that is efficient. However, at the same time, many people also want to look after the environment and so find themselves opting for green options more and more these days.
Hybrid cars are the perfect solution to this and this list gives three of the biggest advantages of opting for a hybrid over other forms of car.
No More Gas Guzzling
Hybrid cars use a combined engine, typically one that involves petrol and electricity, to power.
This means that when a burst of speed is needed, the petrol part of the engine can be used, but in traffic jams the electric part of the engine kicks in.
However to truly reap the benefit of this feature, you will need to find a full hybrid car – that is to say one that is capable of using either of its available power sources individually, some of the hybrids available have to use both engines.
As a result of its combined engine, the hybrid car is also good for the environment as it will has better fuel efficiency, less use of fuel means less carbon emissions.
As if cutting down the cost of your fuel bill and helping the environment were not reason enough to opt for a hybrid, this type of car also features a number of, well features, that make it stand out from the crowd.
For example, the battery has regenerative powers, that is to say that thanks the brakes, each time you stop the battery will recharge itself a little.
Hybrid designs keep improving too, providing those opting for a hybrid with a number of performance benefits over normal cars.
Thanks to the use of lighter materials the car is slick in that department too.
Save Even More Money
Thanks to their better fuel economy certain schemes exist in the UK which offers discounts to hybrid car users.
In London for example, some hybrid cars are eligible for Greener vehicle discount. Some hybrids also fall into a lower tax band than they would if purchased in the conventional petrol format of the car.
So if you are conscious of looking after the environment when looking for a new car, but also want to cut down costs where possible, the range of hybrid cars currently available on the market is sure to tick many boxes.
Louisa Jenkins is a green car expert with a particular interest in hybrid cars and their benefits