* Your final thesis statement
Hybrid cars are important to our eco system because they are eco-friendly, reliable, and they are efficient.
Benefits of owning a Hybrid Car
I. Owning a hybrid car is safer on the Ecosystem
a. A hybrid vehicle uses an on-board rechargeable energy storage system(RESS) b. It’s has regenerative braking in which the electric motor applies resistance to the drivetrain causing the wheels to slow down. In return, the energy from the wheels turns the motor, which functions as a generator, converting energy normally wasted during coasting and braking into electricity, which is stored in a battery until needed by the electric motor. c. Also has and automatic start/shutoff where is automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and restarts it when the accelerator is pressed. II. Hybrids are Reliable
d. Hybrid cars only need oil changes every 5,000 miles instead of over 3,000 miles like non-hybrid cars. e. The batteries on hybrid cars have a 8 to 10 year warranty on them and the average hybrid car got up to 200,000 plus miles before having any issues with the battery III. Hybrids are efficient
f. Some hybrid vehicle get up to 41 miles to the gallon g. Light-weight so that its not to much force to move it h. Are just as safe as conventional cars, they go through the same crash test as regular cars go through. http://alternativefuels.about.com/od/hybridvehicles/f/hybridfaq6.htm http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080106153532AAHL1a1
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