There are many myths surrounding hybrid vehicles. Myths, though, are rumors based in fear and awe of the unknown. Hybrids are cars, not bigfoot! Give them a try, and, while you’re at it, read this and be informed. You don’t have to lose sleep over your fears any longer.
Myth #1: Hybrid cars are not powerful automobiles
The Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan is a full-sized sedan and when you’re sitting in it, you don’t feel like it’s underpowered at all. The Two-Motor Hybrid System, available on the EPA-rated 50 mpg* Accord Hybrid and the EPA-rated 115 MPGe Accord Plug-in Hybrid, seamlessly blends electric-only, hybrid and engine drive modes along with powerful regenerative braking to provide responsive and efficient performance in a wide range of driving situations. As the powertrain shifts seamlessly among the three driving modes, the system utilizes power from the i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor to suit the driving conditions moment to moment.
Myth #2: Hybrid cars must be plugged in
Electric cars must be plugged in, not hybrids. Hybrids are a combination of a gas-fueled engine and an electrical engine. The electrical engine hops in and takes over when the sensors in the car recognize that it would be more efficient to use that power source. Power is stored in the electric battery from the “leftover” power that is normally wasted by the gas-engine when you are braking and driving in different types of traffic. No wires needed!
Myth #3: Hybrid cars are difficult to drive
You drive a hybrid car just like any gas-engine car you’ve ever driven- there’s nothing new to learn about it. The hybrid car monitors the car and determines the most efficient use of your gas and electric engines. It all happens seamlessly while you drive.
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* Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.