What are the pros and cons of buying an electric car over a hybrid?



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    The question of which is better comes down to opinion, and what you will be using the vehicle for. For an electric car, it has a large capacity battery that runs only on electricity for which you can charge at home. It is by far the most eco-friendly choice by not emitting any exhaust. Some of the issues you face is recharging on long trips, high utility bills, and a general lack of power from the engine itself. Don’t expect to be a speed demon in an electric car, because you simple won’t match the horsepower of an internal combustion engine. With a hybrid, you seemingly get the best of both worlds, having a car with some pep and not ever having to plug in the car. The energy that is normally wasted from the gas engine is stored as energy in the battery, which can then be used to power the car additionally in electric mode. Complaints though about the batteries being weak have been an issue, and despite getting excellent gas mileage, you are still using gasoline. But most electricity is generated burning fossil fuels as well, so it’s an interesting concept. I feel that in the near future, the electric car may end up ruling, with solar panel chargers available for recharging.

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