Hybrid cars are vehicles powered by electricity but also with conventional fuels such as gasoline or diesel. Rather than solely rely on an internal combustion engine, they also store energy in researchable batteries. The hybrid car’s brain understands when it should use the electric motor or the gasoline motor depending on usage. The usage of stored electric energy means fuel economy.
• Cost: Hybrid cars are less expensive to maintain.
• Saving fuel: The use of the electric engine within the town saves fuel.
• Environmental benefits: using significantly less fuel than a conventional car, they emit less greenhouse gases.
• Recharging: Hybrid cars recharge their batteries when the car brakes are pushed, gaining the lost energy. They are also recharged when they are on hold, eg waiting at a traffic light.
• Road tax: Significantly lower road tax.