Myths about Hybrid Vehicles

Myths about Hybrid Vehicles
Many people choose not to purchase a hybrid vehicle because of the common misconceptions with these cars. Read ahead to find out what is true and what is false when it comes to hybrid vehicles.
One of the biggest myths when it comes to hybrid vehicles is that the battery needs to be replaced often and this will come at a huge cost. Hybrid batteries typically last between 125,000 and 150,000 kilometres so if you do eventually need to replace it, it won’t be for a long time. Although they are expensive to replace, the chances are low that you will need to change it more than once over the lifetime of your ownership.
Another misconception is that hybrids are too expensive. Although the original purchase price may be more than the average vehicle, consumers make up a lot of that money because they spend so little on fuel. With gas prices especially high this summer, hybrid owners are not regretting their purchase.
The last myth leads into another misconception with hybrid vehicles. Many individuals believe hybrid cars are just for environmentalists. However, some consumers purchase hybrid vehicles because they are interested in new technology and many buy one because of the amount of money they will save on gas.
Patrick Britton