Sep
24

Three Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Hybrids

Author // NPR Car Talk
Posted in // Honda hybrid batteries, Hybrid car battery replacement

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We all know how popular hybrid cars are becoming. When they were first introduced, only very few people had them and many were suspicious about this new technologically advanced vehicle, but now more than 4.5 million hybrids are sold each year. Though they have been on the road for awhile now, hybrids are still a mysterious sort of car that people don’t know much about. Here, we’re going to clear up a few things you probably didn’t know about hybrids.

They are money savers
In addition to saving drivers money on gas with their great fuel economy, hybrid owners can also get some tax incentives, usually saving them up to $3,400. Additionally, many insurance companies offer discounts to hybrid car owners because studies show that they are less likely to get into car accidents than people who drive traditional internal combustion vehicles.

Great hybrid fuel economy is because of two power sources
Hybrids are not called that just because it sounds cool. They combine two power sources to run — one is the electric battery, and the other is the traditional fuel source. The vehicles switch between these two power sources, which accounts for the hybrid fuel economy they are famous for.

Hybrid battery replacement is not terrifying
If there’s one thing you know about hybrid batteries it’s probably that they often fail and are notoriously expensive to replace. What you probably don’t know, however, is that there a few different options these days and advanced battery technology that offer cost effective and reliable alternatives. You aren’t just limited to going to your dealership for replacement since these days there are aftermarket battery providers and companies that remanufacture existing batteries that sell them at a cheaper price.

Pretty soon fully electric models are going to be on the roads and eventually become much more accessible to the general public, so you might as well jump on the bandwagon now with hybrids. Helpful research also found here. Links like this.

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