A comparison of the pros and cons of Hybrid cars to those of fuel-cells
A hybrid car is a fuel efficient car which has 2 motors.One is electric motor while the other one is a gasoline powered motor.It has in addition to these a special system to capture braking energy store in an on board battery.
A fuel-cell car produces electricity directly, the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen; the byproduct being water.
A fuel –cell vehicle utilizes the electricity produced by the fuel cell to power motors at the vehicle’s wheel.
A hybrid car has many advantages; they don’t use energy while idle, they also use less than gas motors at low speeds. With gas motors doing better at high speeds, it can deliver more power for a given motor weight. The electric motor works great at a time like rush hour and this way it doesn’t produce any exhaust therefore reducing smog levels.
When a hybrid reaches a speed of 40 mph, the gas motor kicks in and gives a good feeling to the driver something most car owners are looking foe when on the highways. Hybrid cars also change the battery while running.
Its disadvantages will include cost and complexity. It is a new technology and the cost is high. It also has its complications since the systems have to work together. If one system breaks then it might affect the others thereby making it really expensive to fix.
Advantages of a fuel-cell car include:- low cost both in maintenance and purchase, its performance and rangeas read on ‘http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_vehicles/cars_pickups_suvs/fuelcell-vehicles.html’, it is known to be a smooth, quiet and fun to drive. They are also widely available in most parts of the world. They have disadvantages as; they contribute to global warming, they pollute air since they ran on pure hydrogen.
My opinion is that let there be wide variety since we are all different and have different tastes so let the variety to chose from be available.