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.
up until 2010, every hybrid vehicle operates using a Nickel-Cadmium battery pack to store power for its electric motor. While it is a great, durable and proven technology, NiCad has some rather serious drawbacks. It ... ... middle of paper ... ...t means their yearly fuel costs are lower. But for shoppers interested in saving the most money, a hybrid may not be the way to go. Electric cars can start at 20,000 dollars and increase as you move up to nicer companies.
Pistoia, Gianfranco (2010). Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market. Elsevier. Online version available at: http://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpEHVPSMS1/electric-hybrid-vehicles Electric vehicles have been proven that they cost less money compare with gasoline cars. However, the high price of fuel in general for all countries, electric vehicles are economical by saving energy sources.
So Honda and Toyota increases the resale prices. So if people are... ... middle of paper ... ...sive to buy at first, but hybrid cars will save them a lot of money on gas. Overtime the amount they will be saving will show and they will be surprise once they compare how much they saved to how much money they would have used on a normal car. Even though they are expensive, they are much better for the environment. With everyone driving regular cars it is killing the atmosphere, but if everyone get hybrids that will lessen the damage by a ton.
The electric motor is coupled to the wheels through gears; it converts 59-60% of electrical energy into the wheels. The battery runs the motor which allows the car to move. Electric cars are necessary as they will save money, because electricity is cheaper than gas. Also electric vehicles will help reduce global warming and pollution. However, some people say that electric cars still have environmental costs.
In practice, that means a hybrid will have a traditional internal-combustion engine and a fuel tank, as well as one or more electric motors and a battery pack. Hybrid cars are sometimes mistakenly confused with electric vehicles. Hybrids are most often gasoline-burning machines that utilize their electric bits to collect and reuse energy that normally goes to waste in standard cars. Theoretically, diesel-electric hybrids would be even more fuel-efficient, but hybrid systems and diesel engines both represent extra cost. So far, installing both in the same vehicle has proven to be prohibitively expensive.The chief advantages of a hybrid are that it uses less fuel and emits less CO2 than most conventional non-hybrid vehicles.
Diesel is a more concentrated type of fuel that is usually used by big automobiles because they require a lot of power in a little amount of time. Electricity is a method that uses the power of batteries to produce a low horsepower but, nevertheless fast automobile. Electric cars are generally created to be soundless and environment friendly. The purpose of this paper is to classify and educate the reader of the different types of fuel available for an automobile to use: petrol, diesel, and electricity. The general petrol, used by most people, is usually the only type of fuel accepted on the average car in the United States today.
Electric vehicles has zero emissions, they provide a quiet, smooth and strong acceleration than gasoline cars, the money spent on the maintenance is also very low than gasoline cars. Unlike gasoline cars electric cars don’t have an engine this makes them light weight and reduce the weight on the car and increase space for luggage. Electric vehicles can be charged at home over the night and as electric grids are available almost anywhere we can charge the car. Although charging stations are not abundant as gas stations electric car manufactures and government are working to expand the network of charging stations rapidly. The number of charging stations available in 2014 was above 8,800.
The battery powers the electric motor and can take over the operation of the vehicle from the gasoline engine. At times in a hybrid car, the gasoline engine will turn off completely and run on electric only. Because the battery stores energy that would normally be lost in a gasoline engine, the efficiency is increased dramatically. “Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank [in a gasoline vehicle] gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling” (US Dept of Energy).
Using both of these systems, gasoline powered and electric powered, will help decrease the pollution in the air. The reason more people have gasoline powered cars rather than electric powered cars is that people find having to “charge” your car an inconvenience when rather they can take five minutes to run to the gas station and fill up there tank. Using an electric car, the charging process takes a long inconvenient amount of time, and it can only go about 50 to 100 miles before converting into the gasoline powered engine. Although there are some negatives, there are also some positives about hybrid cars. Not only can they help the environment with the decrease of pollution, but they are also very small and don’t need fuel to run.