5 Perks You Can Enjoy From Owning a Hybrid CarBy Vic on September 8th, 2015
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Hybrid vehicles are starting to make waves and gain popularity in the country and elsewhere. And though they’re not as in-demand as other automobiles like the Toyota Innova in the Philippines, they nevertheless catch the attention of many fans all over the archipelago.
To be honest, there are many reasons why you should prefer hybrid rides than the conventional gas-hungry ones. Allow us to name a few reasons below:
One of the best words used to describe hybrid vehicles is “lightweight.” And when we say lightweight, we’re not referring to its performance but to its actual weight. A hybrid car is composed of a smaller engine and lighter materials, making its weight less than other more conventional vehicles. And along with this difference of weight comes more speed capabilities and less energy consumed.
It’s Nature Friendly
These days, more and more people are becoming aware of the damage we’re doing to Mother Nature. But it wasn’t until Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth did many opened their eyes to what was going on. This awakening resulted in people wanting cars that are environmentally friendly, and many found the answer in hybrid vehicles.
Compared to regular cars, a hybrid vehicle has 97% less toxic emissions. Also, it expels up to half as much environment-damaging carbon dioxide than your gas-guzzling cars. This means that by driving a hybrid car, you’re not only saving up, but you’re lessening your carbon footprint as well!
It has High Resale Value
In the future, you may want to get a new vehicle, preferably still a hybrid. So if you’re planning to sell your old one then lucky you! Hybrid cars, like the Toyota Prius, definitely have a higher resale value compared to your conventional vehicles. With gas prices up these days, many think of owning a hybrid vehicle as a way to save up on fuel. There are people who can’t afford a new vehicle and instead opt for a second hand vehicle as they know it will still be in a great condition.
Speaking of gas prices, one of the top benefits of having a hybrid car is that it’s more financially thrifty. A hybrid car doesn’t fully rely on its gas-guzzling engine since it has another one powered by a different source (i.e. electricity). Thus, instead of spending thousands of pesos a month for fuel, your budget would be cut in half if you own a hybrid vehicle.
Using up unnecessary fuel is never an option for drivers who are on a budget or who want to maximize every last drop of their gasoline. Unfortunately, this won’t be an option when stuck in Metro Manila’s hellish traffic. You’ll be forced to use up large amounts of gasoline while waiting for the traffic to subside. Not so with a hybrid car, though! With hybrid cars, you can turn off the engine to conserve fuel. The moment you start moving at a normal pace, you can simply switch it on again.
Hybrid vehicles are the next big thing in land transportation. Soon, it will dominate the automobile industry, making the world a better place in the process. So if you want one of your own, then you might as well head over to the nearest Toyota outlet!