Hybrid Cars | Are We Interested?

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It isn’t easy being green, but celebrities are doing their very best in Hollywood to do their bit for the environment. The likes of Rene Zellwegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and Demi Moore have recently been seen sporting hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius or Clooney’s electric car – The Tango.

George Clooney and The Tango

George Clooney and The Tango

However despite this recent Celebrity trend, British motorists seem less enthusiastic about exchanging their cars for a more environmentally friendly option. Figures from CarLoan4U stated that just a mere 1% of car finance applications in the UK are for Hybrid vehicles…are Hybrid cars really THAT unappealing?

The recent 2010 Paris Motor show tried to add an ‘eco-mobility’ spin to its spectacle and hoped to create a positive advertisement for hybrid cars as sleek, sporty and overall fun vehicles to own, and tried to bump up the interest by showing the new Hybrid Lotus Elite. I have to admit that I always thought of Hybrid cars as a bit of fad and I presume this is what other Brits have been thinking too.

 

Lotus Elite
Lotus Elite

 

However…I have to say that after seeing some more recent Hybrid cars, I am coming around to the idea of them as stylish, performance vehicles that are just a little bit quirky. Previous worries of them being expensive, small and underpowered have been dispelled and I no longer think of plugs and wires as soon as ‘electric car’ is mentioned.

To get you in the mood, I’ve picked a couple of quirkier hybrid models. It may be more of a celeb trend for now but I’m hoping for it to spread a little closer to home!

 

Hybrid Car
Hybrid Car

 

 

Toyota Hybrid Car
Toyota Hybrid Car
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6 Opinions

  • http://www.vicky89.com vicky89

    most of the celebrities are… take jessica alba for example.
    people do like going green.
    and not me, i am a petrol head
    vicky89´s last blog post ..audi TT coupe 2010

  • http://www.northwestscrapcarsremoved.co.uk/ Scrap Cars Removed

    I think the main problem is the price at the moment. Ok its not a hybrid but the Mitsubishi i-Miev was priced at £38000 !! They have now reduced it by £10000 but its still £23000 after the government rebate which is way too expensive for what is basically equivalent to a Fiesta.

  • akash

    Definately hybrid cars going to bring new revolution .In this global warming era , we certainly need to bring this concept in our lifestyle otherwise it is we who going to suffer in future.

  • Arnold Galtine

    If you ask me? I would say a BIG “NO”. But of course we couldn’t deny the fact that hybrid cars is the car that everyone should have cause it’s environmental friendly according to TopSpeed.com.. but the thing is we cannot afford such pricy fancy car,,:(

  • http://www.carloan4u.co.uk car finance

    very nice article… well explained

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