The standard hybrid car is an old version of plug-in hybrid car. When standard hybrid cars were first introduced in the market, people were overjoyed by knowing the fact that they now can own a car, and maintain it very easily. This car became very popular within no time, because of its eco-friendly characteristics, and fuel efficiency. The plug-in hybrid cars are not in the market yet, but the specifications, and functionalities we know from General Motors, and Toyota Motors give evidence that it will break all records of success of standard hybrid cars. Plug-in hybrid cars are more fuel efficient than standard hybrid cars. In addition, emissions that cause the green house effect are low. There are many rumours circulating in the market about plug-in hybrid cars, but the ground realities will be unveiled only when people will own, and drive them.
A standard hybrid car is different from the conventional vehicles in terms of its engines. A hybrid car depends on two engines: a gasoline backed engine, and an electric powered engine. Gasoline is the primary source of fuel, which generates electricity that is stored in the metallic standby batteries. Once the batteries are fully charged, the engine power can be switched from gasoline to electric. On the other hand, in hybrid cars, the roles of the engines are reversed. Electricity becomes the primary source of propelling the car, and switches to gasoline only when required. Moreover, the electric storage batteries, usually made of Lithium or nickel are charged from any 120-v electric power outlet. This means, that one can charge a plug in hybrid cars from a power source in the house. This is a remarkable technology towards a greener environment, and cheaper fuel, less than $ 1 per gallon.
Fuel efficiency is the main feature of hybrid cars. The new plug-in hybrid cars are far less more efficient than standard hybrid cars, as plug-in hybrid cars claim to make 70+ mpg than standard hybrid cars. It looks too good to be true, obviously with this amazing new technology, we have to use less fuel, and soon, we will be able to bring a green revolution in the world.
A typical hybrid car uses bio-fuels or gasoline, while the plug-in hybrid cars rarely depend on gasoline. This is the reason why plug in hybrid cars are a lesser danger to our environment.
As plug-in hybrid cars offer great functions, and more efficiency, these cars are expensive than standard hybrid cars. One of the reasons of its expensiveness is the cost of its batteries.
If we compare the weight of both these hybrid cars, we will find plug-in hybrid cars heavier than standard hybrid cars, because of the heavy weight of batteries that are present in plug-in hybrid cars. Plug-in hybrid cars use cleaner fuel than the stand hybrid cars, and that makes the maintenance of this car very easy.
Both these cars can get charged only from different and specific places. Plug-in hybrid cars do not have to visit frequently to fuel station, because its fuel efficiency is better than the standard hybrid car.
If you would like to go on a long drive or want to go for shopping in the city, your choice should be standard hybrid car, as plug-in hybrid car is designed to commute between home and office.
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