This new car that they have invented gets much better gas mileage than the older diesel engines that were in old trucks and cars. Vehicles in this day and time are nothing like what they used to be. Over half of the car manufacturers are now trying to build new cars and trucks to be as fuel efficient as they can be. Although hybrids conserve more gas than standard vehicles do, they use gas, also. Hybrids do not use as much gas as the ol... ... middle of paper ... ...o an electric outlet to recharge the vehicle while it is parked.
I believe that gas powered vehicles are better because gas powered cars have more function ability. The range that electric vehicles have is poor compared to gas vehicles. Electric vehicles don 't function very well when the weather is cold. You 'll need to charge your car pretty much every night. You are only going to be able to go 80 mph.
For example, the diesel 2011 Volkswagen Jetta will cost $1,725 annually; while its gasoline counterpart will cost $2,118 annually (Mello, Tara Baukus).One gallon of diesel contains approximately 147,000 BTUs of energy, while a gallon of gasoline only has 125,000 BTUs. This means it takes more gasoline to equal the power output of diesel, making diesel engines more efficient per gallon of fuel burned (Schifsky, Chuck). Not only is the diesel fuel more efficient that gasoline but because of the direct injection of diesel motors there is little wasted energy as compared to gasoline engines. With cars becoming more and more expensive many ... ... middle of paper ... ... and industry and helps the economy as well. Biodiesel has created over fifty thousand jobs and has provided billions of dollars to the GDP of America (Biodiesel Basics).
Compared to gasoline powered cars, electric cars use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Many people believe that electric cars are better than gasoline powered cars as they seem to have a variety of advantages to society and the environment. However, electric cars can be considered as economically and socially unsuitable because they are very expensive and not prevalent. As a result of this, many consumers find it is very difficult to obtain the electric cars. In order for electric cars to become economically and socially viable, the government should promote electric car programs and subsidies because the electric vehicle is the best solution to the problems.
The economic factors of diesel trucks and gas trucks vary in many ways. Diesel trucks have more parts to the motor while gas does not. Gas trucks cost less then diesel trucks by anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 less than a diesel truck even tho they might be the same truck only difference is gas vs diesel. One of the reasons diesel trucks cost more than gas trucks is because diesels have more horsepower and torque, diesels or made more for pulling heavy weight and to run for many thousands of miles. Lastly the gas mileage benefits yes you will pay more for a diesel but you will get better gas mileage with a diesel, a diesel truck will get around 18 mpg and a gas will get about 14 mpg.
The only problem with hybrid cars is the fact that the batteries are really expensive, apart from fixing a fuel pump or something on a normal gasoline car, if the battery breaks on a hybrid car, your looking at a couple thousands apart from about $60, but hybrid batteries are known to last a long time. Overall the prices are around the same, but hybrids are in the lead by a bit, really your choice if you want to be running on gasoline or electric, eventually everything will move to electric anyways.
Further increasing the advantages of hybrid cars, they have developed a Regenerative Braking system. This is the most widely found in use technology designed to help the electric drive motors last longer by capturing the energy created from when you apply your brakes and converting it into electricity. According to the US Energy and Information Association, there are about 2.5 million h... ... middle of paper ... ...line is a byproduct of crude oil, which is a finite resource and requires tremendous amount of energy needed to convert it into the wonderful gasoline we use today. Gas also tends to be a very poor and inefficient energy source. The simple operation of the internal combustion is in itself an inefficient and wasteful operation.
Electric cars can start at 20,000 dollars and increase as you move up to nicer companies. Most people see the 20,000 dollars and don't consider the amount of money saved on gas. The money saved is definitely a factor to consider if you decide to buy a new car. The Hybrid car is an important invention because it shows an alternative way to drive and use less gas. In Conclusion Hybrid and electric cars have transform the way that we commute and travel.
Here I must say that in general an electric car is more expensive than a car with combustion engine equivalent. As for taxes on the purchase, electric cars also pay the same tax than any other car in Spain is 21%, and then pay a 0% tax, due to its very low emissions. Stating that many cars with internal combustion engine also pay a 0%: those whose CO₂ emissions are below 120 g / km (many utilities and compact usually accomplish this). There is a reason why electric cars are still more expensive and responds to the own economy of scale. Although it may seem a little strange, it costs the same as a product, part or component, whether manufactured 25,000 units a year, or if they are produced one million units a year.
The forecasts that I would use for these indicators are www.federalreserve.gov, www.cbo.gov and www.mbaa.org. These economic forecasts can be used to predict future demands. Due to the constant rise in gas prices, Hybrid cars have become a hot item in today's economy. Although the Hybrid cars are more expensive than the conventional cars the rapid increase in gasoline prices will allow the consumer to make up the difference and save money by having to make fewer trips to the gas pump.