The 5 Top Hybrid Car MythsApr 9th, 2015
Top Hybrid Car Myths
Since the inception of the hybrid car, myths have circulated that make discerning the truth about hybrid vehicles a difficult task for some. We are here to set the record straight and present to you the top hybrid car myths that could have you thinking wrong about these innovative vehicles.
In addition to fuel efficient diesel models, Audi offers a range of hybrid vehicles, such as the Audi Q5 hybrid which delivers impressive fuel efficiency for an SUV. There is also the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which uniquely combines electric power capabilities with gasoline power. To help you understand just how impressive these models are, we will work to debunk some of the unfortunate myths surrounding hybrid cars.
1. Hybrid cars are slow
Simply look at the specs of the Q5 hybrid or A3 Sportback e-tron and you will find that this simply is not true. The Q5 hybrid’s 245 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque really pack a punch. Even the Sportback e-tron’s impressive 204 horsepower is anything but slow.
2. Hybrid cars are expensive
There may be a wide price range on hybrid cars, like any vehicle type, but hybrids today can actually be quite affordable. Further development of hybrid cars should make them even more so in the future.
3. Hybrids have to be plugged in to charge
Though there are some plug-in hybrids out there, other hybrids do not require charging. The innovative technology in hybrid cars transfers electrical power into the battery whenever you brake. This works to recharge the battery just enough so that these batteries are long-lasting.
4.Hybrid batteries don’t last long
That leads us to our next point, which is that hybrid batteries have a long life span. By keeping the battery’s charge between 40 percent and 60 percent, the battery’s longevity is extended. Therefore, you should find your hybrid battery lasting a very long time.
5. Hybrid cars are not fun to drive
We have to disagree here. With the type of power found in models such as the Audi Q5 hybrid and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, hybrid vehicles can be a blast on the road.
So, there you have the truth about the top hybrid car myths, and perhaps you will consider hybrid in the future. Audi innovation is always moving forward, so be sure to keep checking back on what new technology is being developed. View our inventory to see other Audi models at Audi Royal Oak.