Adjusting to the Policy of Energy Efficiency: Hybrid Cars Essays

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New technology has been emerging to help the environment. There have been many different inventions created in order to help protect our planet and to help people be more efficient with using energy. A popular invention is hybrid cars. The question is should consumers invest in buying one? Many people know about hybrid cars, but many people don’t know exactly how they work, therefore they find no interest in investing to buy one. Hybrid cars are extremely different than a gasoline car. Gasoline cars run off only gasoline, which produces more pollution that goes into the air. A gasoline-electric car, which uses both systems of gasoline powered and electric powered cars, emits less pollution into the air (Nice). Many people find it to be…show more content…
Hybrid cars are built with a smaller body for a reason. Due to aerodynamic drag, (which is the work the engine does pushing through the air) the body of the car is smaller, which doesn’t make the engine work as hard to move (Ajava). The tires of hybrid cars are designed to create less of a drag on the road, making a smoother and more fuel efficient ride (Nice). When purchasing a hybrid car, there are two different types of hybrids. One is a parallel hybrid, and the other is a series hybrid. A parallel hybrid’s fuel tank and gasoline engine are connected to the transmission. In the parallel hybrid the electric motor and gasoline engine adds more force power. The difference with a series hybrid is the engine is not connected to the drive train of the car. The engine in a series hybrid doesn’t turn the wheels when one pushes on the gas; instead it stores energy into the batteries which the electric motor uses (Ajava). Although there are many advantages in purchasing a hybrid car, many people can also find hybrid cars to be more dangerous. With the car being made out of lighter materials, if ever in an accident, a person can be severely injured. Even though hybrid cars have smaller tires, during bad weather conditions it can be harder to control the vehicle. Another major concern consumers may have is to trust that by using alternative energy in cars, it will help them save money. Energy

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