Advantages of hybrids that make them better than other cars

Hybrids are cars that combine power from batteries and internal combustion engine to drive the cars. They are renowned for good fuel economy.

Internal combustion engine cars are the types that use fuel that burns in a cylinder chamber to generate power.

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Some people are inquisitive about what the advantages of hybrid cars over conventional cars are.

The negative experience some previous and present users of hybrid cars have has contributed to creating phobia in even people who are yet to have a feel of a hybrid car.

The list below in bullet points are some of the advantages of a hybrid car compared to its non hybrid counterparts.

For example, camry hybrid versus conventional camry i4/V6. I am using camry as an example for this comparism because they are one of the the most common hybrids models that we find around and they also have the non hybrid counterparts.


• They are fuel economical especially for city driving. They cut the expenses on fuel to about half. For instance, a 2007 camry hybrid has MPG of 34 in the city which is almost twice that of the conventional camry.• Hybrid cars are more health and environmentally friendly as they release little harmful emissions to the atmosphere. This is because the internal combustion engine rests at some times when the vehicle is operational.

The engine is also designed to emit less amounts of harmful gases. The Atkinson cycle engine is designed to emit less emissions than conventional Otto cycle engines.

• They are quiet. You can repark in your garage before ICU engage on just the hybrid battery power if you are fast enough. At the point of starting the car, someone nearby might not be aware that the car has been started. This is useful if one wants to quietly leave a place.

• The power output of an I4 hybrid car exceeds that of regular I4 but less power than the V6. This is the combined power output of the internal combustion engine and the electric motors. The electric motors also gives the hybrid car a good starting torque and near effortless highway hill climbing.

• Its eCVT (with planetary gear system) transmission is very reliable. There is also no noticeable gear shift, it is so seamless. That is, its transmission is very smooth and you won't notice any transition to gears as it is a continuous variable transmission.