Fuel Efficiency of Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are talk of the town nowadays. The hybrid technology has taken over the conventional gasoline cars setting up the competition high. Automobile companies are trying to create a wider market and demand for the hybrid cars. And if the reports are to be believed, hybrid cars are giving a better return on investment (ROI).

There had been a constant attempt to lure a wider group of consumers by making the hybrid car more powerful and universally appealing. However in this attempt, the fuel efficiency of the vehicle has witnessed a steep decline. These cars are seen as a good alternative for ever increasing fuel prices and also to keep a check on the pollution level. Irrespective of such hyped promises, the newer models of hybrid cars failed to save much of the gasoline and give mileage as per the consumer expectation.

Currently the new hybrid cars give an average mileage of 31.4 mpg in city and 45 mpg on highways. This turned out to be quite a disappointment for the consumers. However the mileage may vary in different model of hybrids. One of the obvious reasons for low mileage is the heavy design of all such hybrid cars. A heavy body may add up in the style of a vehicle but not in the mileage. Simple science theory tells us that the heavier an object is the more fuel it requires for propulsion.

Hybrid cars are quickly catching up as future cars because the enthusiastic consumers are willing to taste the relatively new technology. Powered on both gasoline and electric motor, the manufacturers are bound to find a balance between the performance and mileage. Along with an enhanced style and speed, ways to design a better fuel efficiency will be an added benefit. On the other hand, it is expected that these environmentally friendly cars may deliver a better mileage in future. Moreover getting a better mileage also depends a lot on the driving habit.

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