I'm sure you've seen both sides of the coin by now with hybrid vehicles. One side's championing and the other's lambasting on many points of interest. Heck, there's probably even a small sector of people debating the debate on hybrids vs. conventional vehicles.
To which I say, whatever's clever. At some point, all the facts and figures and testimonials won't change everyone's mind sooner rather than later. Whether that's because of myths or not, I figured it's high time to list the best hybrid myths out there. And at the end, if you want to pick your favorite from the bunch or add to the list, you're more than welcome.
Now on to the list!
Myth #1: Hybrids Are Still A Relative Unkown
While they may be intentionally unkown to some, hybrids are far from being a new property. The "hybrid" car was orignially conceived way back in the late 17th century by Ferdinand Verbiest, who drew up plans to create a 4-wheel steam car for the Chinese Emperor, Khang Hsi. And as for the first functioning hybrid, you only have to go nearly 100 years later to 1769, where Frenchman Nicholas Cugnot completed a steam-powered carriage that moved at a brisk 6 miles per hour. Granted, it wasn't fast, but from a technical sense of the word, it's still a hybrid through and through.
Myth #2: Hybrid Tech Is Merely A Trend
Technology is always evolving into something much more with every passing year. Whether it's smartphones becoming smarter, home siding becoming more energy efficient or in the case of hybrid engines, becoming more advanced between all-electric reliance or efficient gas-electric motors, hybrid cars are evolving with every new model year. Trends are reserved for disco.
Myth #3: Hybrids Only Appeal To Conservationists
This one's pretty easy to dissect. Grouping a hybrid with a percentage of people who may be more eco-friendly than another is on the same level as saying the only people who buy a Porsche or Corvette are people approaching a mid-life crisis. The reality is a hybrid appeals to every driver the same way a truck or sports car should appeal to every driver. ... read more