In a world of roadways and speeding tickets, what are we doing to compensate for our depleting supply of oil. One alternative solution is the "hybrid" car, which uses a mixture of gas and electricity to propel the vehicle. Is this system actually helping our situation, though, or is it simply prolonging the inevitble. In this article, I will be evaluating alternative fuel sources, as well as critisizing the hybrid car to the best of my ability.
Many Earth enthusiasts will claim that the hybrid is a system that is good for our environment and also for the consumer. This is not true, however, because it turns out that generating enough electricity to run the hybrid is actually worse for the environment than simply using an oil powered car. It is better for the consumer in the sense that you can get more miles to the gallon, but you can't have a whole lot of fun in the process. The simple four cylinder engine may be good for fuel economy, but it isn't much more than a way to get you from point A to point B.