Miles Per Gallon Vs Power and Performance
With gas prices reaching a high of around $2.25 in the Chicago land area does this mean the end of people buying big gas guzzling trucks? Some trucks get a little 10 mpg, but people still buy them. Even with the introduction of Hybrid cars which have proven to get as many as 75 mpg. But is it worth it, is economy more important to people than power and speed?
But with the introduction of hybrid cars why do people still buy big trucks or fast cars the require performance gas which can reach prices as high as $3.50? The basic reason is that is comes down to performance. A hybrid car's acceleration is much lower than that of a car that runs only on gasoline. A hybrid cars top speed is well below that of even full size pick-ups. The one hybrid that gets 75 mpg reachs a top speed of 50 mph. Would this car even make it on the highways or expressways of America where speeds can reach as high as 70 mph? While trucks who only recieve about 15 mpg on average can reach speeds as high as 120 mph. But these truck companies are selling more than the hybrid companies. With this would any of these companies ever switch to making hybrid cars when the American buyer chooses to buy trucks and fast cars?
With gas prices rising though will this raise the sale of hybrids? America is one of the few countries with people driving big vechiles not for the use of transporting goods. The average car in America is almost twice the size of those in europe. Will hybrid cars ever completely replace the gas guzzling trucks and cars of today? Why or why not?
The following are links to sites that I found interesting.
And this site is one that I found interesting on how to find the gas prices on the areas near you.