For quite some time, cars have fascinated people and consumers with all the outstanding features in the latest and newest models.
In the past, cars were principally meant to facilitate faster and more convenient mobility of people so they could go to their work and destinations faster.
There is a striking setback, however. Energy requirements and combustion is one because cars principally run on oil or gasoline.
So what is wrong about it? Not much. Oil or gasoline are combustible substances, thus, producing carbon monoxide and other air pollutants throughout the process.
Another, gasoline or oil prices are almost always on the rise because of the increasing demand for the liquid, and dwindling or insufficient supplies, which is often made worse by the conflicts in the oil producing Middle Eastern region.
Thus, oil prices are the most volatile of all the commodity prices in the world market, and people, much more nations, are experiencing the impact profusely because almost all industries are powered by oil.
Oil cars have totally evolved through the years. The once sleazy appearance of cars are now ultra chic and sophisticated, thanks to the evolving and modernizing design techniques and strategies which integrate exterior appearance with the interior or overall car functionality.
One apparent and existing proof of the oil car’s evolution is the hybrid cars. For quite some time, or since the start of the new millennium, people’s thinking have gone so advanced that technology almost have come up with every concern raised in the past decade.
The reliance of people on oil cars and the need to produce or develop car versions that would reduce pollutant or emissions have propelled car makers around the world to develop or assemble car versions that would rely on electric power.
But because the times are not yet calling for an entirely electric run vehicle, car makers have devised the hybrid cars, a combination and integration of the conventional and modern oil cars and the not-so reliable and inferior electric cars.
For one, hybrid cars are made to answer the issues regarding the use of oil, whose prices are soaring rapidly. Another, since electricity is already a form of energy and needs no further combustion, pollution is reduced.
The hybrid cars run on the combination of the oil and electricity as sources of energy or power that are needed to run the cars. Because the technology is still in the preliminary stage, further advancement is still much needed, making the prices truly astronomical.
On the average, a hybrid car costs about the price of the most expensive car in the market today. That is because the car is still new and car makers are also still in the process of overdue development.
The technology and raw materials used in the manufacture of hybrid cars are also still priced higher. Thus, its makers are left with no choice but to charge on the costs to the consumers. Car making still is a thriving and struggling business.
But, the functions of the early hybrid cars in the market are still way limited and inferior compared to the advanced oil car models. For one, mileage and speed is affected because at some point, the hybrid cars are run by electricity.
The carbon combustion and emission is not significantly reduced. It is lessened, alright, but not to the extent that would help accelerate the advocacy against greenhouse gas emission and ozone depletion.
The technology of hybrid cars will really have to go through a lot before finally overtaking the conventional and traditional oil-powered cars.
Hybrid vs. oil cars
In contrast, hybrid cars are still inferior in all aspects compared to the oil cars. That is why experts and car fanatics are somehow disappointed on how the anticipated hybrid cars have turned out to be.
Much have been expected from the hybrid cars. It is about time, car makers lean back and recharge their research and development efforts before finally going full gears to accelerate the segment for hybrid cars.