Are Hybrid Cars Good for Highway Driving?
By Adrian Castillo
If you’ve been considering the idea of investing in a hybrid vehicle, you may have wondered at one time or another: “Are hybrid cars good for highway driving?” It’s a question that often yields different answers, as there are certain benefits and drawbacks to highway driving with a hybrid. And if much of your daily or weekly commute is spent on a highway, it’s good to know both sides before you choose to make such a big investment.
Which Benefits Don’t You Get From Driving a Hybrid Car on the Highway?
Typically, one of the more significant benefits of owning a hybrid is the outstanding fuel efficiency offer. However, when you’re driving a hybrid car on the highway, you may not quite get the miles per gallon advantages that you typically enjoy on other roadways. In fact, because the vehicle relies more on its gas engine when driving highway speeds, it’s actually possible you may get lower mileage than you would when driving it in the city. Of course, your exact mileage will depend on the model you’re driving, as some vehicles are made with more efficient gas engines.
Which Benefits Do You Get From Driving a Hybrid Car on the Highway?
Despite potentially missing out on fuel savings you would otherwise expect, hybrid cars aren’t “bad” for highway driving. Many models are even designed to make highway driving smoother and more comfortable. And if you frequent the highways, you’re sure to be able to find one of the more fuel-efficient models suitable for your needs. Plus, you can still count on lower emissions from your hybrid, which is better for the environment.
About Bumblebee Batteries
Based out of our shop in Gresham, Oregon, Bumblebee Batteries is a hybrid battery replacement company that serves hybrid owners throughout Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the rest of the U.S. The new batteries we build are similar to those you’d find on the market from original manufacturers, while our rebuilt replacements consist of functional cells from other batteries, presenting a more cost-effective option. Regardless of your choice, we can perform your installation in person at our shop if you’re local or we can facilitate a mobile battery installation if you are outside of the area.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of driving a hybrid car on the highway or find out more about our replacement battery options, contact the experts at Bumblebee Batteries today.