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3 Advantages Of Hybrid Cars Over Conventional Cars
By Ricky Lim

Due to the rising cost of fuel and the environmental damage it
causes to our planet, many car owners or buyers are looking for
an alternative way to save money. Let's face it, fuel supply is
finite and the prices of gas is only going to rise higher and
higher. That is where a hybrid car has its advantages

Hybrid cars have been gaining in popularity in recent years.
With lower cost of production and new hybrid car technology
being developed, owning a hybrid car is becoming affordable to

Hybrid Cars Saves Gas

The obvious advantage of using hybrid cars is that it saves
gas. Combining the cleaner energy of an electric motor with the
long range capacity of a gasoline engine allows a hybrid car to
save as much as 30 miles a gallon. One feature of hybrid cars is
that the gasoline engine is shut off automatically when the car
stops. This also helps in saving fuel. That is also the reason
why hybrid cars are so quiet why it is stationary. The gasoline
engine is automatically turned on when you step on the
accelerator pedal.

Hybrid Cars Are Environment Friendly

Hybrid cars emit lower toxic emissions compared to conventional
gasoline-powered cars due to less gasoline being burned. It is
environmentally friendly, causes less pollution and releases
less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. If you do not know,
carbon dioxide is one of the primary reasons for rising global
warming. For example, the Toyota Prius can reduce tailpipe
emissions by up to ninety percent and the greenhouse gas
emissions by as much as fifty percent.

Tax Incentives For Hybrid Cars

Due to world political pressures around the world to reduce
greenhouse emissions, President Bush signed an agreement in 2005
to provide huge tax relief to hybrid car buyers. The tax
incentive varies by model and are based on two factors

1. How fuel efficient the hybrid car is compared to a
conventional car in 2002 with the same weight class.

2. How much gasoline the hybrid car can save in its lifetime
compared with an equivalent conventional car

For example, a Honda Accord hybrid car have reduced tax credits
of $600 while a Toyota Prius has a tax credit of $3150. Do note
that the tax credits do expire after 2010 for most hybrid cars.

Hybrid car manufacturers are continually researching for more
ways to reduce fuel consumption and better fuel efficiency. Also
as more hybrid cars are being adopted, the cost of hybrid cars
will reduce making it more affordable for everyone.

About the Author: Ricky Lim is a hybrid car owner who
contributes hybrid car technology articles regularly to

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