Hybrid Cars Essay

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars The first self-propelled vehicle which was a military tractor was invented in the 1769 by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, a French engineer and also a mechanic, as recognized by the British Royal Automobile Club and the Automobile Club de France. (http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aacarssteama.htm). It uses a steam engine to power this vehicle, which was then evolved into electric cars which uses batteries to generate its energy. The most commonly used in these modern days is the gas type which uses petrol and gases as the main source of energy. Gases are non-renewable source of energy and therefore after several decades of the evolution of cars, the world is suffering from depletion. During some time in the early years of the twentieth century, hybrid cars were introduced by Baker of Cleveland and Woods of Chicago. (http://www.hybridcars.com/history/history-of-hybrid-vehicles.html) However, this great invention was soon challenged by the gasoline-powered cars in the sense of noise, weight and vibration. Full hybrid cars are vehicles which were made such as it can run on just engines, or on the batteries, or even better on a combination of both. This is because each hybrid cars contains two motors which also are its strengths and weaknesses. The good thing about these electric cars is that it enables the car to require zero energy during idle and less gas motor at low speeds. Also, a hybrid car need not to be plugged into an outlet unlike electric cars which gives them advantage as the gas motor charges the batteries while it’s running so that the gas motor will start automatically when the battery gets low. (http://www.physorg.com/news10031.html#) The main attraction of these hybrid cars among the nature-lover is that these hybrid cars offer little production of emissions during traffic jams and in low speed cities.

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