These days with more advancements of hybrid vehicles and them also being introduced into larger SUV’s as well as smaller cars, we can now use them for more than just getting from point A to point B. Everything from getting a good night sleep in your car to off-roading your hybrid vehicle. Find out what the full list is below.
There is a bonus of having so many batteries connected to your car. You can use it as a charging station! Think of all the things you can charge from there. Laptop, phone, portable battery packs, jumpstart other cars, and the list goes on. Just make sure you check your owner’s manual to see if your model of vehicle is appropriate for this. Or get a second opinion before you start plugging things into your hybrid.
You can even get a good night sleep in many of these hybrid cars, especially since they now offer SUV’s in hybrid models. Bring a sleeping bag and thin foam mattress and you are set for the night. Especially great for short camping trips as there is far less setup. Also, ever get tired of drying out a wet tent? Sleeping in your hybrid SUV is great for when camping in the rain. This could never be done previously (or at least comfortably) before hybrid SUV’s were introduced.
As hybrid vehicles increase in popularity, so is their presence on TV and billboards. I have now seen quite a few ads on TV and more for new hybrid cars. But I have also seen ads with hybrid cars in them, one was a weight loss ad. I guess they are trying to make the companies look more green and better for us. Either way, I am glad that hybrid vehicles are getting more exposure.
While hybrid SUV’s have only been around for a few years, they haven’t really hit the off-roading market. However, there are a couple of light 4WD’s that can do ok off road such as the Ford Escape 4WD. While I wouldn’t want to take this on anything anywhere near extreme, it is capable of light off-roading and getting out into the country. Hopefully we will soon see more capable vehicles such as a Jeep Wrangler offered as a hybrid.
This one is actually common in some cities, but should be a lot more common around the world. With the amount of miles / KM’s taxi’s drive, they should always be a hybrid vehicle. If you have travelled a bit, you would have noticed some shocking options for taxis such as a Chevrolet Suburban non hybrid version. I mean who’s idea was this? Do you have any idea how much gas these things use? And as a taxi! Bad idea. Luckily the Suburban now comes in a hybrid model.