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Why Buying A Hybrid Car Is Better Than A Traditional Car

2004-2007 Toyota Prius photographed in College...

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I am sure everyone has noticed the soaring cost of fuel these days and wonders if there is any way to combat it. While the demand for fuel continues to decrease with the hybrid cars and scooters and even people using more public transportation, the cost of fuel should be going down, not rising. Anyway, in this article we are going to explain to you a few reasons that your next car purchase should be a hybrid.

The main advantage when purchasing a hybrid car is to save on fuel costs. If you currently have a car that gets 25 miles to the gallon and you are driving 1,500 miles a month, and gas prices are right now at $4 per gallon, you’re spending $240 a month on gas. Now if you get a new hybrid car that can get you 50 to 60 miles to the gallon, for this example we will go with 60 miles to the gallon, you will only be spending $100 a month on gas. That is a total savings of $1,680 every year. And if you keep the hybrid car for just 6 years, which is average, you will end up saving over $10,000 total in fuel. Of course we are calculating this using current gas prices. I am sure that in the near future gas prices will hit the $5 or even the $6 mark. And that just means you will end up saving even more money in the long run. That by itself is a great reason to switch to a hybrid.

Another reason why Hybrid cars are better is because you will not only be saving on fuel costs, but you will also be helping the planet. Global warming is caused by too much carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. And because this type of hybrid vehicle burns less fuel, less carbon dioxide is also being created by using the vehicle. Also when more and more people begin purchasing these types of vehicles, less fuel will have to be produced which also means that the big oil companies will not need to collect as much oil to process into fuel.

For an example, I am sure you have heard of the Toyota Prius. This vehicle can reduce the amount of emissions that are released through the tailpipe by as much as 90%. And it can also reduce the greenhouse gases by as much as 50%. I am sure you can see the benefits this can have for our planet.

In short, the new hybrid cars can save you a small fortune on fuel costs and can also help protect our environment. So before you go out and get a new car, give some serious thought to getting yourself a new hybrid. You may end up thanking yourself in the long run..

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