Why Hybrid Today?
There are four components that make the hydraulic hybrid system - accumulator, the motor or the pump, the reservoir and the working fluid. While braking, the motor or the pump makes use of kinetic energy. Energy is provided to the motor or pump by the pressurized working fluid. The pump is connected to the drive shafts through a transmission box, in the parallel hydraulic hybrid, with the pump being connected to the dive shaft in the series hydraulic hybrid.
Hydraulic hybrid systems are considered by many as hazardous, bulky as well as expensive as far as environment is concerned. But like any other system it calls for a careful investigation on the facts and to understand how the technology can impact future cost. It is being utilized as an alternative source of power for vehicles, owing to its advantages, around the world. The use of new hybrid cars has long been projected as beneficial to environment and our surroundings, but the movement hasn't yet taken off as would imagine. There are multiple reasons for this. Alternate power sources in some cases haven't been explored to the extent needed or development has been slow. As such, most drivers find it difficult to take advantage of the hybrid status because of non-availability of alternate fuel sources even if one possesses such a car.
Cars which run on battery often don't attain high speeds when on battery mode. What's worse is the possibility of your car being out of charge soon enough because you won't find a charging unit along your route. When such hybrid options are provided, the onus of providing alternate fuel sources also lies with manufacturers but many have failed at this front. Often distribution and development of alternate fuel resources falls short of people's expectations.
It's always a good idea to check your regular routes, understand your car usage and how you can source alternate fuel for your hybrid beast. If the answers y get are positive it makes sense to make the shift right away but if that's not possible, more often than not your enthusiasm would die out soon enough. Reports suggest that most developing countries are doing much better when it comes to containing the destruction we have bought upon our planet. Similarly, the use of hybrid cars too is more common in developed nations as compared to poorer or underdeveloped locales. This is because the infrastructure and backup to support the hybrid concept can't fully be maintained or developed where funding falls short.
Though hybrid is creating quite a stir today and is fast developing into a niche market owing to its green motto, not everyone will be able to use such a vehicle right away. Apart from the monetary burden, the need for alternative fuel has made this green attempt fall short when it comes to feasibility. Nevertheless, the hybrid concept is here to stay with more and more auto manufacturers providing hybrid models. In the meantime, potential users can only hope that time will provide a solution to meet the shortage that disrupts the hybrid brigade.