ENGL 1101-Composition 1
October 18, 2006
Hybrid Verses Conventional Vehicles
Today’s world is a world where everyone has to be somewhere at a certain time. This means you usually have to travel to get there. What I usually do to get somewhere is to get in my truck and drive there myself in my conventional truck. There are many obstacles that I run into when I have to drive though. Gas, energy, and the air pollution my truck causes are just some of the problems with this. A hybrid vehicle would help me out with all of these problems. I think that hybrid vehicles are much more efficient and have way more positives than a conventional car. Whenever you think about driving, what is the one most important thing that comes to mind? For me, I would have to say that gasoline is the biggest factor on whether I am able drive somewhere or not. The problem with gasoline these days are the high prices (Anderson). If you had a hybrid, this would not be as big of a problem with a conventional car. A lot of my gas gets wasted from having to stop and go in traffic and pressing the gas to get my engine up to the flow of traffic or up to the speed limit. In a hybrid car, the engine shuts off temporarily when you are stopped in traffic in order to save your gas and not make you waste as much (Anderson). There is no way that you could do this with a conventional car. This is a big positive for hybrid cars in my opinion. The engine temporarily shutting off also helps to save on energy, which is my next main point. Conventional cars and hybrid cars are two different things when it comes to energy. Conventional cars work by using an engine and gasoline to run the vehicle. Hybrid cars are much more efficient when energy comes into play though. There are two types of hybrid cars that work in different ways (Powers). Parallel hybrid cars are the first type. These types use both a fuel tank with gasoline and a set of batteries in which both the electric...