Electric and Hybrid Cars
Modern technologies have driven automotive innovations to accommodate people’s changing interests and needs. Cars originally ran on gasoline, and then manufacturers came to electric and hybrid cars.
Electric cars run on batteries. These batteries are assembled into battery packs that are either rechargeable or disposable. Sometimes most of the buyers prefer the disposable ones due to the fact that refilling takes a lot of time. An electric car is pleasant to drive because it is quiet. It’s also fun because it has two speeds: on and off. You can immediately accelerate from a standstill. It’s also easy to maintain and care for and generally less expensive. However, the opinion about electric cars is that they are too quiet, which can be dangerous for pedestrians and other vehicles on the road.
A hybrid car, on the other hand, has the combination of gas and electricity. It is alternately powered by a gasoline engine and an electric motor. It consumes less fuel than gasoline cars and the batteries recharge automatically. The gasoline engine also conserves energy because it shuts off when the car is not moving, and when it runs, the power returns immediately. The structure of the hybrid is also different from the common car. It is made of aluminum and plastic and has a lightweight design so it can work with smaller, lighter gasoline engines.
While both electric and hybrid cars are eco-friendly and economical, the hybrid is much better than the purely electric car. Unlike the electric car, it has batteries that have self-recharging capacity. They do not need an external source or be plugged into an outlet to recharge. The options depend on the preferences and purposes of the buyer.
It is quite amazing to think that although technology brings some disadvantages to humans, such as becoming less industrious and impersonal, it has also brought us many beneficial things and continues to support us in our daily needs. Year after year, more discoveries and inventions prove that people are indeed skillful, talented, and wonderful. They can also make this world a better place.