Green, ethical, hybrid cars certainly do have a way of turning your head. If you are in the market for a new car, you may have spent some time peering into the window of a hybrid car at a local car dealership in recent weeks, but you may not have considered all of the benefits associated with owning one of these cars. There are five key reasons why your next car should be a green ethical hybrid car (not to mention the cheaper electric car insurance costs).
1. The Environment
Hybrid cars are designed to use a rechargeable battery coupled with gas as a backup energy source. The battery is designed to recharge itself each time you step on the brake, so you don’t have to worry about wasting energy by charging it at home. It is designed to use less gasoline, and through this, it is also designed to have drastically reduced carbon emissions compared to other vehicles. This is indeed a car that you can feel great about driving.
2. Your Wallet
If you spend a considerable amount of time driving in your vehicle, you can save a lot of money by investing in a hybrid car. There are different styles to choose from, and the fuel economy on the models varies considerably. However, you could enjoy increased fuel economy by two, three or more times what you are enjoying now. In fact, depending how you drive your car, you may rarely have to fill up your gas tank.
3. Sleek, Stylish Models
When hybrid vehicles were first introduced to consumers, there were only a handful of cars to choose from. Now, most car manufacturers have at least one or two hybrid models available. Furthermore, these vehicles continue to be available in compact models, but there are now midsize, full-size and SUV hybrid models available to choose from.
4. Affordable Technology
Years ago, the first hybrid vehicles available for purchase were small, compact cars with a price tag similar to what you would find on a high-end, luxury sedan. The technology has become more affordable over the years; India have approved a new £2.5bn plan to spur the production of electric and hybrid cars over the next eight years. While there is still a mark-up on the price when you choose to buy a hybrid, you can find many hybrid models with a rather affordable price tag.
5. Bragging Rights
If you are like most drivers, you choose the vehicle you drive based in part on the style. You want to look great in your vehicle, and you may be aware of the social statement your vehicle makes about you. A luxury car, for example, may tell the world that you are sophisticated or a professional. A hybrid car tells others that you care about the environment and are taking steps to protect it. It also tells others that you are budget-minded and innovative. If you want to enjoy bragging rights over your friends, this is a type of car to buy.
If you haven’t looked at the hybrid models available recently, take a closer look. You may be surprised at what they have to offer.