Nov 9, 2011
James Warham

Are Hybrid cars really Eco-Friendly?

Are Hybrid cars really Eco-friendly? What happens to all those batteries after the car has gone past it’s useful life? There are reports out there that claim the battery production impact alone far out ways any positive impact that driving a Hybrid car will do.

There are hundreds of thousand hybrid cars on the roads in the U.S. In addition, more and more hybrid cars are being sold and the dealerships of these fuel efficient vehicles are celebrating the record sales. But several environmentalists this might lead to a problem. They are afraid that the hybrid outbreak might turn into nickel hydride battery pollution. Environmentalists say hybrid cars batteries, since they do not last lifelong, would end up scattered in landfills and contaminate the soil.

When do you see your ROI? With the current price of gas today you would have to drive your hybrid car over 100,000 miles in order to begin to see financial benefits because of the extra thousands of dollars to buy hybrid cars…food for thought.

1 Comment

  • Great article and video these kinda things about the batteries should make people really do research about the hybrid cars and what happens to your battery when it does go bad? It really does make you think if these hybrid cars our really helping our economy or not?

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