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11 Reasons Why Hybrid Cars Are Better Than You Think


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11 Reasons Why Hybrid Cars Are Better Than You Think
Note: I have not altered the below article. Hence it may contain details of other countries.

When hybrid cars first came to our shores in 2001, they were an odd curiosity. In the intervening years, most Americans seem to have made up their mind regarding this new type of vehicle. Hybrid owners love their cars while drivers of traditional vehicles have reached their own conclusions, based largely on some erroneous assumptions.

Here are nine reasons why a hybrid car is better than you think it is.

1. Hybrids Are Not Slow

Many people conclude that the additional gas mileage offered by hybrids are not worth the cost of driving the slowest car on the road. In fact, hybrids are faster than you might think for an obvious reason – hybrid cars have multiple engines. In addition to the conventional gasoline engine, hybrids contain 1-3 electric motors that provide a little more horsepower and a lot more torque. Some models, like the Prius, use a smaller gasoline engine than similarly sized cars, but other hybrids simply add an electric motor to the standard engine which results in a faster combination than the non-hybrid version.

2. Hybrid Efficiency Is Not Just About The Car, It Is Also About The Driver

It is possible to drive a hybrid just like any other car, but your fuel economy will suffer. Hybrids want to be driven in a different manner in order to take advantage of all of the inherent efficiencies of their drive-trains. To help drivers get the most miles per gallon, most hybrids include some sort of feedback system that lets drivers know how the car is operating. For example, drivers learn when their car is in electric only mode, when the gas engine is running, and when they are generating energy from braking.

3. Hybrids Require Less Maintenance

When your engine is only running half of the time, your car will require fewer oil changes. Additionally, since a hybrid uses generators to decelerate while charging its battery, it will use its friction brakes far less often. The result is a car that will drive more miles before needing brake service.

4. Hybrid Batteries Will Outlast The Car

The most common concern that most drivers have with the concept of a hybrid is that they have an expensive battery that will need to be replaced. It is true that a hybrid’s batteries make up a substantial portion of the additional cost, but concerns that the battery will be unreliable are unfounded. In fact, Consumer Reports tested a 10 year old Prius and compared its performance to the same model when it was tested as new. They concluded that the 10 year old car with 200,000 miles performed identically to when it was tested as new. Furthermore, cities that have used hybrids as taxis found that their batteries were also working fine when the vehicles were retired as planned after 250,000 miles.

5. Hybrids Climb Well

It is torque, not horsepower that enables a car to climb a steep hill, and the electric motors in hybrid cars specialize in producing it. Additionally, hybrids often feature continuously variable transmissions that allow the engine to operate at the optimal number of revolutions per minute (RPMs) when climbing under full power. This is impossible with conventional transmissions that typically operate with four, five, or six speeds.

6. Hybrids Are Not Small

The original Toyota Prius and Honda Insight were subcompacts, although later models are classified as mid sized vehicles. Today, Toyota offers its seven passenger Highlander as a hybrid, and many full size American made SUVs and pickup trucks have hybrid drive-trains as an option.

7. Hybrids Are Incredibly Quiet

Starting a hybrid makes about as much commotion as turning on a lamp. When you take your foot off of the brake, a hybrid will begin to move so silently that passengers might think your car is rolling downhill. These cars are so quiet that owners sometimes forget to turn them off and safety advocates argue that they should artificially generate noise to warn pedestrians.

8. Hybrids Are Designed To Simulate A Conventional Car

The goal of hybrid designers seems to have been to ensure that the drivers of conventional vehicles could operate them without changing any of their habits. To that end, the electric motor will engage when the driver is not using the gas or the brakes, just like a conventional engine idling in a car with an automatic transmission. In order to simulate the engine drag, hybrids will apply a little regenerative braking when the driver is coasting without applying the brakes.

9. Hybrids Retain Their Value

Some analysts have downplayed the higher fuel economy offered by hybrids by comparing those savings to the increased purchase price of a new vehicle. This comparison neglects the reality that when sold, a used hybrid will command a higher price than a conventional car with lower fuel economy. In fact, the price premium will be even more pronounced every time there is a rise in gas prices. During these increasingly frequent price spikes, it is impossible to purchase a used hybrid for published “book” prices as there is far more demand than supply.

10. Hybrids Are Cleaner

Hybrid cars typically produce up to 80% less harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases than comparable gasoline cars. With fewer airborne pollutants and a cleaner Earth, you can’t go wrong.

11. Hybrids Come With Perks

Hybrid owners get to enjoy tax credits, preferred parking spaces, and in some states, even have the ability to drive solo in High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.

Hybrids offer a new and exciting means of efficiently propelling your car, but there is so much more to them than high fuel economy. By understanding all of their advantages, drivers can make the best choice when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle.


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Hey, I'm no expert in hybrids or whatever, but what i feel is it's better that you let your hybrids few more years in sri lankan conditions to prove themselves, then all of us will be in a better position to comment on them... until then, they will be all arguments rather than facts..!

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For one thing, this circle jerk presumes to know what we think

11 Reasons Why Hybrid Cars Are Better Than You Think

When hybrid cars first came to our shores in 2001, they were an odd curiosity. In the intervening years, most Americans seem to have made up their mind regarding this new type of vehicle. Hybrid owners love their cars while drivers of traditional vehicles have reached their own conclusions, based largely on some erroneous assumptions.

Here are nine reasons why a hybrid car is better than you think it is.

1. Hybrids Are Not Slow

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11. Hybrids Come With Perks

Hybrid owners get to enjoy tax credits, preferred parking spaces, and in some states, even have the ability to drive solo in High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.

Hybrids offer a new and exciting means of efficiently propelling your car, but there is so much more to them than high fuel economy. By understanding all of their advantages, drivers can make the best choice when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle.


Read more at http://www.lifed.com/11-reasons-why-hybrid-cars-are-better-than-you-think#VKpz6YQxczzYUmAS.99

For 2 ... wait, what? 11, 9 wha? Doesn't this guy even know what the heck he is in his own article?

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You seems enjoying .. calling people names that your kind. I'm glad that you have found a way to enjoy your life .. you have proven who you are to all the autolanka forum. Good luck on your future.

Doing this .... thing, really isn't helping you change my mind that you might have some smidge of intelligence. I call em like I see em.

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1. Kiss up to hybrids

2. Read following replies about loopholes on his own presented logic

3. Pen a sensitive essay insulting repliers and throwing a hissy fit

4. Thank said replier and ask for more

That's chams for you in a nutshell.

There I saved everyone the trouble. Let's move along folks. Nothing to see here

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11 Reasons why a squatting toilet is better than a toilet bowl

1. You dont need to sit where other people's asses have been
You don't know where these asses have been or what's been in these asses right? So it's always better not to sit but squat

2. When you let off that earth shattering f*rt, its closer to ground
It's closer to ground means the aftershocks are less and it gets diffused pretty quietly

3. You can aim better
You can move your position and aim better... straight to the drain hole. Only horizontal movement is needed.

4. No spillages
Even if there were spillages, its just a matter of watering it straight to the pan

5. You can be semi-clothed while using it
Especially if you are wearing a sarong :D

6. Two-way access to the bidet or toilet paper
Try using the bidet (or toilet paper) from front, without getting your hand soiled, if you are using a toilet bowl

7. You actually don't need a cistern
No you don't. All you need is a big bucket of water

8. Easier access to the cistern (if you have one)
Remember those old-school cisterns with a hanging chain? The chain hangs at the right height, next to your hand. There's no need to turn around to pull it

9. Intensity of the fragrance is less
According to Toiletarial theorem of hybrid synergy smells, the fragrance of a toilet is inversely proportionate to the distance from the toilet bowl to the person's nose. Hence it's lower in a squatter

10. You can be in series or parallel and it still works
I don't know what the hell this means but it sounds like a fancy reason to like something or the other.

11. You can actually smile to the person next in line
You can actually smile to the person next in line to the toilet and all 100 people after him and say "That was a good sh*t", if you use a squatting toilet

Now let's discuss guys. What do u say... why do turds in squatting toilets have less resale value???

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11 Reasons why a squatting toilet is better than a toilet bowl

1. You dont need to sit where other people's asses have been

You don't know where these asses have been or what's been in these asses right? So it's always better not to sit but squat

2. When you let off that earth shattering f*rt, its closer to ground

It's closer to ground means the aftershocks are less and it gets diffused pretty quietly

3. You can aim better

You can move your position and aim better... straight to the drain hole. Only horizontal movement is needed.

4. No spillages

Even if there were spillages, its just a matter of watering it straight to the pan

5. You can be semi-clothed while using it

Especially if you are wearing a sarong :D

6. Two-way access to the bidet or toilet paper

Try using the bidet (or toilet paper) from front, without getting your hand soiled, if you are using a toilet bowl

7. You actually don't need a cistern

No you don't. All you need is a big bucket of water

8. Easier access to the cistern (if you have one)

Remember those old-school cisterns with a hanging chain? The chain hangs at the right height, next to your hand. There's no need to turn around to pull it

9. Intensity of the fragrance is less

According to Toiletarial theorem of hybrid synergy smells, the fragrance of a toilet is inversely proportionate to the distance from the toilet bowl to the person's nose. Hence it's lower in a squatter

10. You can be in series or parallel and it still works

I don't know what the hell this means but it sounds like a fancy reason to like something or the other.

11. You can actually smile to the person next in line

You can actually smile to the person next in line to the toilet and all 100 people after him and say "That was a good sh*t", if you use a squatting toilet

Now let's discuss guys. What do u say... why do turds in squatting toilets have less resale value???

you forgot the best advantage.

squatting is the more natural position for us to do our business.

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Also there is a less probability of sh*t particles hitting your bottom from spillages as it has to travel a longer distance. :sport-smiley-004:

I dont think its the shit itself that you need to worry about. It's the splash of water generated by the bomb making contact with the surface. A solution to this is to cushion the shit with maybe a piece of toilet paper.

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I dont think its the shit itself that you need to worry about. It's the splash of water generated by the bomb making contact with the surface. A solution to this is to cushion the shit with maybe a piece of toilet paper.

that muffles the noise too. best way to take silent sh*ts when special parties are in the vicinity of the bog

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