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5 Disadvantages Of Hybrid Cars



Prius Hybrid

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Hybrids are awesome ,the opportunity of having not to waste much money on fuel is a great advantage .But in the engineering world we have a saying “No machine is hundred percent efficient “.And I also have a belief , no matter how awesome a machine is ,there would be some down sides .So what are the disadvantages of hybrids ?,lets find out .


Well, this is not a subject of debate , hybrids cost more .Some prices can make you drain your account .So if you are thinking of getting a hybrid , consider the cost.


From maintenance to replacements,the running cost of hybrid cars is neck breaking.The last I heard the batteries go for nothing less than 300,000 Naira .


Because the batteries have high voltages ,there could be electrocution most likely when an accident occurs.


Because of a high concentration of electrical gadgetry , it’s very dangerous driving in a flood .Especially because of the battery .Infact the flood can render the vehicle useless,as I stated earlier ,it has more electrical and electronic components than regular cars ,the water from the flood could cause a short or bridge in the electrical circuits causing a total or partial damage.


Because of the small gas engine with and electric side to compensate for it .Most ,though not all hybrid cars , have less engine power compared to regular cars .So if you are looking for speed and acceleration and massive Horse Powers , hybrids are not for you.

Have a point or two to add ?,or do you disagree with any of my points ?.Keep the comments rolling in.



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  1. Bon-Amakiri marvel

    January 20, 2017 at 07:51

    I agree totally….in addition…extreme cold weather ,apart from floods ;also can make d batteries stall..and d vehicle wudnt strt until an extra charge is gotten..(reduction in enthalpy leads to a reduction in entropy within d electrons) and Dey electrons have to b constantly active ..
    Concerning d cost of replacement and maintenance…..hybrids wud have still been cheaper if fuel was #65 naira to a litre..cos with a brand new hybrid,the batteries can serve 30mnths before needing replacement..with all good conditions in place though…?

    • AutoJosh

      January 21, 2017 at 08:57

      Countries are now moving to driverless and flying cars and we have not even embraced hybrids.. lol

  2. ola

    January 29, 2017 at 15:00

    I wanted a hybrid vehicle as my next car but this got me thinking.

    • AutoJosh

      January 29, 2017 at 16:20

      Me thinking of hybrid too if I have a good deal.

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