When the first hybrids arrived onto the car market, many people deemed the vehicles to be unproven and under-performing. Although hybrid vehicles have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, there are still some myths circulating about vehicles that are equipped with a hybrid engine. Here are SOME of the biggest myths concerning hybrid cars.
Hybrids Lack Style.
Unlike the electric-powered cars of yesteryear — the hybrid vehicles of today deliver impressive styling. In many instances, the exterior design of the hybrid car is virtually identical to its gasoline-only counterpart, awesome right? No longer do car enthusiast have to sacrifice STYLE in order to get ah-mazing fuel efficiency.
Hybrid Engines Are Weak and Unresponsive.
The notion that hybrid vehicles are WEAK could not be further from the truth. Hybrid engines are able to produce a power outlet that is on PAR with traditional engines. Certain hybrids engines are able to deliver VERY quick acceleration — yet keep fuel consumption to a minimum.
Hybrid Vehicle Are Unreliable.
There’s NO evidence to support the claim that hybrid vehicles are unreliable. There are PLENTY of hybrid vehicles on the road that have surpassed 200,00 miles on the odometer. And, prospective hybrid owners can expect several years of trouble-free service.
Hybrids Lack Cargo Space.
Although some hybrid vehicles have a tad less cargo room, the difference is usually barely noticeable. The Toyota Camry Hybrid offers a large trunk are that’s perfect for storing luggage and groceries.