When the brilliant marketing techniques of car companies make it so difficult to choose just one of the “perfect” and highly advanced cars of the future, as they are presented to you in all those commercials, it becomes very difficult to evaluate your choice. Let’s look beyond the shiny craftsmanship, comfortable leather seats, and multi-tech car stereo system, and focus on the element that makes all the difference: the car’s engine! Diesel, electric motor or hybrid drive, now that’s the big question?
The main advantages of diesel cars (and since the crisis period, the one that tends to outweigh all others) is fuel economy and thus money savings. If we were to compare it to a car with a petrol engine, we would see that a diesel car needs much less fuel to help you in the long run to recoup the costs involved in purchasing it. Another big plus, supported by all diesel car owners, is their driving performance, due to the fact that they deliver a lot more of their rated power than a petrol engine, giving you the opportunity to drive faster than a stop sign, giving you a sensation similar to the one you have when driving a car tracksuit.
However, there is still a long way to go for the technology and mechanics, working together, to reach perfection. There are also some big drawbacks to diesel cars. The first major annoyance with diesel engines comes down to their costs. They are more expensive than gasoline engines, although, as you mentioned, those costs can be recouped with the money you’d make buying fuel. Another “difficulty” is their weight, since they have much higher compression ratios. Now, for nature-friendly drivers, diesel smoke emission can be a real problem, not to mention that it makes petrol engines very noisy.
Now, let’s continue climbing this pyramid of car drive technology and make an inventory of the advantages and cos of electric cars. This type of car seems to be any driver’s dream environment. Using one or two engines for propulsion, thus converting fuel into electricity, they are currently the least polluting type of vehicle. That’s not all. If you are addicted to speed, you will certainly appreciate its second major advantage: it can start from a stop with full force, adding that it is much easier to repair from a mechanical point of view.
To lessen your enthusiasm, I must remind you, however, that you must schedule your driving sessions in advance, because it will take some time for their batteries to charge. Another problem is the infrastructure, and more specifically, the high costs of recharging stations, which immediately increases the electricity costs of electric cars that are driven there to recharge their batteries.
We’re finally back at the highest position in the automotive technology hierarchy where we can find, on nice display, the car of the future: the hybrid car, the car that combines the power of an electric motor with the power of a gas-powered engine. An idea immediately hits us: It’s the eco-friendly car we’ve all been expecting, with fewer pollution emissions. there is more! We may be worried about pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, but we can’t stop thinking about the impact that buying a new car might have on our wallet.
Fortunately, their batteries do not need to be charged by an external source, and hybrid cars are determined to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. You might be thinking: since this is the closest car to perfection today, what flaws might it have? Well, the first of them is that it is not accessible to everyone, it is very expensive even from the parking lot. The second problem, which we addressed when we focused our attention on diesel cars, had to be the heavy engine weight. Now an embarrassing problem and concern for manufacturers is the high voltage building up in their batteries, which reduces their safety in the event of a car accident.
In conclusion, dear future buyer, it is up to you to decide what quality, from your point of view, is the most important, that should prevail in a car: safety, speed, environmental safety, costs, reliability and so on. There is no such thing as the perfect kind of car, just the newest kind of car!