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Hybrid cars combine an internal combustion engine with a battery system to improve efficiency. In many cars, this translates into improved fuel economy, but some hybrids use those savings for added power. If you're shopping for a hybrid, check the fuel economy rating!
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Because a truck is typically 1) heavier, 2) less aerodynamic, 3) has lower gear ratios (to better pull/haul a load), and 4) they don't *have* to get good mileage - Federal CA…FE standards don't apply to most trucks I hate it when people pull a bunch of random nonsense out of their A** trying to sound smart. CAFE Standards as of 2007 apply to all vehicles under 10000lbs GVWR sold in The United States of America and the new CAFE standards that are going to apply to model years 2012-2017 are going to be even worse.
Hybrids are more enviromental healthy....I think.
There is no "average" mileage for a hybrid. Hybrid is a type of drivetrain, so the question would be like asking what the "average" mileage for a gasoline car is, or a diesel …car is. You would need to know what vehicle you wanted to know the mpg on. The 2008 Toyota Prius averages a combined 46mpg, which the 2008 GMC Yukon 1500 Hybrid 2WD averages 20mpg.
The only reason that you should buy a hybrid car is if you live in a big city or do alot of city driving. The reason they get such good gas milage is because most of the…m run off of battery under 45 mph then kick over to your gas motor above 45mph. You also have to take into consideration that the maintenance of a hybrid car is alot more. You cannot do any maintenance on this car it all has to be preformed by the dealer because of the battery.
I get 40 mpg from my Honda civic HX coupe.. Honda discontinued the HX trim because the mpg was too close to the hybrid. The Honda Civic HX did get Hybrid like mileage which …is why they probably got rid of the car so that people would by their hybrids. After all, hybrids are supposed to be technologically superior. The only problem with the hybrids is the PRICE. BRING BACK THE HONDA CIVIC HX. Now some people did have problems with the transmission but it was ONLY with the CVT Transmission which was a newly designed automatic transmission that constantly changed gears to get the best gas mileage. The 5-SPEED Transmission was great, and I got as high as 46 MPG on the Freeway! CIVIC HX 5-Speed was GREAT! The person below who had problems with the transmission was clearly the CVT transmission. They failed to mention that, which is a big difference. They didn't discontinue it because of the gas mileage but because of a sh!!ty transmission. MY family member's tranny used to go out every other year, as much as I like hondas, the HX was crap.
Answer depends how often you use the electric engine and driving conditions
yes much better they will save you sooo much money and are better for the invierment.
This depends on your definition of better. If you are only referring to better fuel economy then a hybrid can be considered better then a conventional powered automobile… in some situations. A hybrid only engages it's electric motors at slow speed, for example to get you moving after a stop sign. When you first start to move it takes the most energy because of the forces in play. When an object is stationary it has a different set of forces acting on it then a object in motion. Once the car is in motion and above themanufacturer set speed then the conventional engine is started and takes over, in turn charging the batteries for the electric motors. The electric motors are not assist motors and are not engaging the transmission once the engine is on. Hybrids are believed to get better all around gas mileage but this is false. If you travel mainly at highway speeds they will not out preform conventionally powered automobiles. Another factor to consider in the hybrid concept is the cost of the batteries. The set of batteries that comes with the car will only last (depending on model and manufacturer) between 50k-100k miles. As a batter ages and is charged-discharged it looses its ability to hold the charge due to many different factors. Once the batteries are ready for replacement they are mostly dead weight and will inversely effect your gas mileage The cost of replacement is in the thousands and should be considered as an operational cost when purchasing a hybrid.
Most are diesel powered stick shift models that are smaller and lighter than American cars.
It is very simple as speed doubles resistance quadrouples. It takes less gas to overcome the wind. Try walking in to the wind with a sheetof plywood facing the wind and then p…ut it on edge. More areodynamic and uses less energy
It depends what you mean by better. Performance wise, certainly not. Fuel economy, slightly so. Price, no.
No. Diesel cars are pollutive and the price of diesel is very expensive. many people do not like diesels at all because of the cost of fuel and the noise the car will make.
Due to the heavy use of batteries and extra electronics, the overall life might tend to be slightly shorter then a conventional automobile.
Unknown, but probably not. The battery will probably die first and it is expensive to replace.
Because gas prices are going up...
The Imperial gallon is larger than the US gallon. You will get more miles per Imperial gallon than you will a US gallon.