Lately the automotive market is changing considerably and more and more people are moving towards hybrid cars. Let's find out together when it is convenient and if it is convenient.

The automotive world is a world of very high technology and for this reason the car manufacturers are constantly changing the forms of creation of cars. If a few years ago there were practically only petrol and diesel cars, now the market has literally exploded in terms of proposals.

Thanks to the increasingly important introduction of the electric, it is now also possible to choose hybrid cars. When we consider and talk about a hybrid car, we are talking about a car that is partly driven by a combustion engine and partly driven by an electric motor. There are both hybrids driven by petrol engines, but also hybrids driven by diesel engines.

Lately there is a real explosion of hybrid engines at the expense of diesel. The latter is in fact demonized and in our opinion also with dubious arguments in terms of polluting potential (as regards the current Euro 6d temp diesel).

Despite this, hybrids are truly revolutionizing the market. However, hybrids are not always convenient to buy and especially if we consider a particular management.

First of all, we specify that hybrids are roughly distinguished in hybrids that give the possibility to recharge an electric motor and are called plugins, and hybrids that do not allow to recharge any electric motor.

The former are perfect if they are used almost exclusively in the city and allow in the vast majority to have an autonomy of at least 50 km to be used in the city.

The second, not having a real possibility to recharge an electric motor, is the thermal engine that pushes the car. They are simply cars that optimize a heat engine already known to most.

When we read the data on the autonomy of electric batteries, we must however consider the fact that it is an estimate and that a lot goes to be affected depending on whether we are talking about a summer or a winter period. In fact, during the winter electric batteries suffer considerably and there are drops in performance or autonomy. Hybrids are therefore perfect in the case of being plugins to be used in the city, but they completely lose their advantage if they are used in the suburbs for long km.

In fact, if a person travels many km at a constant speed in extra-urban areas, hybrid cars almost completely lose their usefulness . In this case, diesel or GPL and methane gases are perfect for traveling and saving money. In fact, we remind you that when the electric motor loses its autonomy, as it covers its 50 kilometers, the car is driven only by the thermal engine and the vast majority are petrol cars.

We must therefore also consider the higher cost of plugin hybrids which must be amortized in terms of costs during the ownership of the person. Plug-in hybrids have a significantly higher cost than a traditional diesel and therefore we must also consider the fact that not always buying a much more expensive car currently, will allow us to re-enter the use of an electric motor at the expense of a diesel engine.

Always remember that the car should still be charged on the electric side and this still has a cost.

This is why buying a hybrid car is not always synonymous with economic convenience and we must be careful about our needs and the way we manage the car. If we use the car in a few kilometers within the city, then it can be convenient to buy a hybrid car, but we still have to consider the higher price. It might also be worthwhile to buy a light petrol car that still has its advantage in terms of traffic light readiness within the city.

So be careful to make a balance between current purchase costs and management costs and future consumption.