Which Car is for you – Electric, Hydrogen, or a Hybrid?
In the 1960’s the world was in a race to see who would get to space first and eventually to the moon. Now we are in a new technology race. The race for the best eco-friendly car. Right now there are three major kinds of eco-friendly cars: electric, hydrogen and hybrid. The real question is which ideology of eco-friendliness is the best?
The newest of these three car ideologies is hydrogen power. This is also the rarest of the three, as it is only available southern California. This is because there are not many places where prospective buyers can refuel their hydrogen cells and because only three manufacturers are making these cars. The Honda Clarity is only available for lease currently and the payment is around $350 after a near $3000 down payment. The Toyota Mirai is about $58,000. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is also only available for lease and its down payment is $3000 with a $499 a month payment. All of these cards come with free fuel cards as the companies are trying to grow the number of hydrogen vendors there are.
Next, there are the electric cars. These use to be pretty rare, but now you can see them in most busy cities. These cars a gaining popularity very quickly and have price ranges from the low $20,000 to the high $40,000 for most of the major retailers. The one exception to this price rule is Tesla, where their cars start around $70,000, but this will change with the introduction of the Model 3 next year. The Model 3 only costs $35,000. Tesla does something that most other cars in this market don’t do and that is put duel motors in their cars to make them sporty. Any Tesla with a D in the name means dual motor.
Last but not least are the hybrids. Hybrids have been around for the better part of two decades now and are a mainstay in any major auto manufactures fleet. Now hybrid technology is being used to create supercars as well. Hybrids are the most affordable of the bunch and can be found for under $20,000 after state rebates.
Auto manufacturers are under a lot of pressure from local state governments and federal governments to make their cars better for the environment. This is hard to do with internal combustion engines so most auto manufacturers are developing hybrid and electric technology.