What Are Hybrid Vehicles?
In scientific terms, hybrid essentially means a combination of two things. When applied to hybrid vehicles, it simply means one that has both an engine which works on combustion and a motor which works on electricity. It simply combines the best of both technologies to create a vehicle that is both fuel and energy efficient.
Owing to the dangerous environmental collapse that the world is heading towards, hybrid vehicles provide an effective means to cut down on pollution and thereby reducing the pace at which we are progressing towards a complete degeneration of natural cycles.
Given below are a list of the best hybrid cars in the market as of now. While there are many more, these cars combine the three pillars of style, price and usability and can strike a perfect balance between them.
The Hyundai Ioniq
This hybrid vehicle is also available in plug-in and fully automated varieties. It looks like a conventional car and does not seem too futuristic in its appeal thereby serving to cut off unwanted attention while leaving a mark all the same.
The Toyota Prius
In a way, this hybrid vehicle revolutionized the use of hybrid cars all over the world. It popularized the use of hybrids owing to its easy to use but advanced technology and its bold design. It is estimated to be somewhere around $24,270.
The Honda Insight
When it comes to hybrid vehicles, Honda is a household name. It scores very high on the comfort factor and comes in a variety of shades, all classic in their style and have their signature. Its base price is supposed to be somewhere around $23,850.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid
This hybrid vehicle can be essentially labelled as perfect. Apart from having advanced safety features, it has a very spacious interior and an equally stylish exterior. Owing to its latest inbuilt technologies like Apple Carplay and sophisticated audio systems, this car is more high end and is priced at around $29, 330.
The Kia Niro
The Niro Hybrid is indeed one of the best of its kind. It has a wagon like exterior and comfortable interiors. It is available in a variety of shades and comes with nicely packaged features thereby making it more energy efficient and practical. The car costs around $24,485.
The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Quality is always a guarantee when it comes to Chevrolet cars and this one is no different. With its signature exterior styles, this hybrid sedan is priced at $29,095.
The Lexus ES300h
Although this hybrid vehicle is very similar to the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, one of its most striking features is its elegance. Labelled as a luxury vehicle, it is one of the most fuel efficient ones to hit the road and has a well-equipped cabin space. This is one of the more expensive hybrid cars and is priced at $42,585.
In India, the first ever hybrid vehicle was the CNG-Diesel hybrid train that was launched back in January 2015. Since then, the number of other vehicles to have adopted this technology and CNG is increasing.