The rise in hybrid car ownership is no surprise when considering the various benefits that they provide. Here are just a few of the main benefits of owning a hybrid car:
Eco-Friendly – The entire concept of a hybrid car is based around reducing emissions and our reliance on fossil fuels. This is because hybrids use less petrol so carbon emission output is reduced, especially compared to a regular car.
When buying a hybrid, you commit to helping reduce the impact that your car has on the environment. Given the current issues regarding climate change, we need to do everything we can to help save the environment, with hybrids offering drivers an eco-friendly alternative.
Better Fuel Economy – Hybrid cars are highly regarded for their fuel efficiency, meaning you get more bang for your buck when buying fuel compared to a petrol car. For example, a Toyota Prius offers around 30 km per litre, whereas the Toyota Avensis (which is similar in size to the Prius) offers around 17 km per litre.
So, you save more money on fuel costs, particularly when frequently commuting in busier towns and cities with lots of traffic.
Higher Resale Value – While they do cost more on average than a regular car, hybrid cars also retain much more of their value over time. This is good news for reselling your car, as you’re likely to get more resale value for a hybrid than you would a regular car of the same age.
Regenerative Braking – One of the core features of a hybrid car, regenerative braking helps to recharge the battery of the car using energy produced by the vehicle itself. This reduces the reliance on plug-in power sources, letting the vehicle recharge its battery by simply driving.