These days, everyone is talking about efficiency when it comes to the vehicles we drive. And it’s an important topic with ramifications not only on a global scale but even right down to where it counts for so many, the wallet. Right now in the automotive market you have the luxury of picking from no less than three vastly different ways to power your vehicle, each with its own benefits and pitfalls. Internal combustion engines are plentiful with hybrid systems rapidly catching up, and all electric options, while currently still a small field, are beginning to branch out. So why is a hybrid vehicle the best choice when looking for a new car in 2019 and beyond?
To answer that question we need to know something about how a hybrid electric system works.
We’ll start with internal combustion engines – the mainstay of the road for decades. Whether in gasoline or diesel fuel varieties, these vehicles have always had the advantage of extending their range of travel with a simple trip to the nearest gas station which are quite plentiful no matter where you go. Now let’s swing to the other end of the spectrum with a fully electric vehicle. Here we’ve traded a fuel burning engine for electric motors and an array of batteries to hold the energy required to power our travels. With zero emissions and the potential of impressive levels of acceleration one would think it’s the perfect car. But there’s an Achilles heal to consider with this system that’s no fault of the vehicle itself necessarily. When the amount of electricity in the batteries is consumed where do you go? If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself at home with the manufacturer’s charging device plugged in, or if not then hopefully within a very short distance to a public charging station. These stations, unfortunately, do not yet remotely exist in the number required for a reliable and worry free nationwide network.
Enter the hybrid electric vehicle to the scene. A great car like the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid in Fitchburg MA combines the best of both worlds by using electric motors and batteries to lower emissions while adding an internal combustion engine that’s capable of generating replacement electricity. When you add in a multi-speed transmission that’s designed to enhance your fuel efficiency even further you’ve really got a winner on your hands. That’s the hybrid/electric advantage and why they’re one of the best choices you can make on the road today.
But don’t take our word for it. Contact your local Hyundai dealer today to schedule a no pressure, no obligation test drive and experience it for yourself. While you’re there, be sure to have a look at the best of Hyundai’s suv offerings too with the Hyundai Santa Fe in Fitchburg MA. Between this great suv and the hybrid line of Hyundai vehicles it’s easy to see that all the choices are great ones.