How many of you remember when your parents or other family members bought you a car? The deal was that as long as you drove it every day, you’d get a free gallon of gasoline. Sounds fair, right? Well, the deal was so simple back then. When we first went through the gas station greeter phase, it really wasn’t that much more complicated than this. There were just some things that needed to be done in order for the greeter phase to become something more than just another part of our everyday life. About two decades later, we are still dealing with the same issues Head Start has been dealing with for 240 years: we don’t have a lot of time to spend on things that matter. So what is the better choice? A hybrid car or a fossil fuel car? Let’s take a look at these options side-by-side and see which one is best for your specific situation.

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are a combination of both internal and external combustion engine systems. This means that the driver has the option of having a hybrid car as well as a fossil fuel car. It’s essentially like having two different cars in one. It’s not good for the environment, but it’s also not very fuel efficient. While hybrids will provide electricity and water due to their hybrid nature, they will not have the convenience of a regular engine. Therefore, it’s not a good idea to keep a hybrid car on the road for longer than necessary because you’re just going to wind up using more gas in less time.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are actually a good choice for both diesel and gasoline powered cars. They are both hydrocarbon (carbon)based fuels and therefore are not flammable. This means that they are energy efficient and have a low risk of causing a fire or explosion on the road. Both fuels are renewable resources and therefore are very cheap to produce. If you are taking part in a project or ambassador for some leading environmental organizations, you are likely to be given access to either a hybrid or a fossil fuel vehicle.

Hybrid Cars Vs. fossil Fuel Cars

We will be honest here and say that we are all big supporters of hybrid cars. Hybrid cars are usually very much like a hybrid truck or a hybrid motorcycle: two cars with a combined power of about 100 to 200 horsepower and a combined speed of about 50 to 75 mph. However, hybrid cars don’t just help with efficiency. They also have a mixed-use feature where the driver can accept some assistance from the car in order to complete tasks that would require a more powerful engine. For example, a hybrid car might feature a assist feature for taillights, a setup to help a driver with low visibility stay clear of potholes, or even a phenomenon that accounts for the “hydrangeaude” phenomenon that occurs on some rainy, cloudy, or snowy weekends: the sun will shine directly through the window of the car and light the grass and weeds that grow outside.


Hybrid cars, like hybrid trucks and hybrid motorcycles, are two power plants working in tandem. Because they are hybrid, they use both internal and external combustion engines. Hybrid cars come with advanced computer technology and a huge list of sensors that let them detect everything from traffic delays to climate change, including temperature and precipitation. Hybrid trucks and cars are mostly gas-engined and have very low fuel consumption. But because hybrid cars and trucks and cars use fossil fuels, they are much more expensive to operate and maintain. Ready to get started? Keep reading to find out which hybrid car or hybrid truck is best for your specific situation.


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