Some things to consider if you are in the market for new vehicles.
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
If you are in the market for a new vehicle and have been paying attention to gas prices lately you may want to investigate an electric or a hybrid. If you want to stay on the cheaper side you may want to consider the hybrid over the fully electric because they seem to be better value at this time. A hybrid vehicle can save you on gas because they can get over thirty-five miles per gallon compared to a standard gasoline engine vehicle, which is about a forty percent improvement. This is done by combining an electric motor with a gasoline engine. When driving, the vehicle can switch between the electric motor and the gas motor and during some conditions both are used simultaneously. This results in less gas being used, which gives you a better fuel economy than vehicles that just have a gasoline motor. The electricity used comes from a high voltage battery pack and does not have to be plugged in to charge because the charging occurs by the gas engine and by capturing energy from deceleration. Therefor when making long trips you do not have to plan out where you may have to stop to charge the battery unlike a full electric vehicle. Below are some of the advantages of hybrid vehicles.
- Lower Fuel Costs
- Immediate Torque
- Tax Incentives
- Lower Emissions
- Possible Use of HOV Lanes
- Lack of Idling
- Value Retention
If you need help finding new vehicles for your company, feel free to contact SafeSourcing. We can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which product meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.