For
the moment, hybrid cars give the impression to be the new temper in the
automobile business regardless of some issues that remain to be resolved. After
trying numerous tests, for example, the alteration or conversion of vehicles on
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), the government
of Pakistan has publicized incentives on import of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
(HEVs).

Besides
being environment-friendly, such automobiles are also admired for being greatly
fuel-efficient. Putting it cleanly, they automatically switch from combustion
engine power to electric battery when the energy requirement is low, therefore
saving the fuel wasted during inactive, and so on. 

Honda Prius


Despite
the fact that the hybrid cars have started making their way into Pakistan
recently, these cars have been in use and run in the developed world for many
years. As indicated by auto industry figures, Americans are currently buying a
lot of HEVs per month. Even Sri Lanka is promoting HEV use in the country,
proof of which is that such vehicles have been imported from Japan during the
last two months.

Here
in Pakistan, several people are thinking about buying hybrid cars and as a
result saving their hard-earned money spent on buying expensive petroleum.
Those running their vehicles on CNG are even further anxious as gas is almost
not available and its prices have so increased since the technology was
introduced in the country.

The
hybrid vehicles being imported now are somewhat costly. A person who can afford
to buy it can also afford to run their vehicles on petrol. They make modest
noise pollution since they are much quieter than gasoline-powered vehicles even
as inactive or on electric mode.

Some
sources say that HEV importers are facing troubles in getting technical faults
removed in the absence of required software to do that. Secondly, the batteries
of many cars are near expiry or their mileage meters have been reversed to
dodge buyers. If such misconducts are not checked and stopped, the enterprise
will suffer regardless of government incentive to reduce duty rates by 25 percent.

According
to a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report released in 2009,
research on HEVs started in the 1970s “subsequent the first oil crisis, but
decreased in the 1980’s with falling oil prices. In 1997, with increasing
apprehension for air quality and energy safety, the first HEV was launched in
the Japanese market in the form of Toyota Prius.

The
Prius was surveyed by the Honda Insight besides well ahead by numerous additional
Japanese hybrid models. From the time when at that moment, US auto
manufacturers have as well instigated to familiarize HEVs. At the moment,
several countries are competing to lead HEV and electric vehicle progress,
including Brazil and China. The method at work in HEVs is to save the fuel
wasted unnecessarily. Scientific studies show most of the energy in the fuel is
lost as heat and a smaller part of engine resistance. There is an option of
plug-in HEVs (PHEVs) which can be recharged with electricity from a normal wall
plug, but it cannot be anticipated for an electricity-deficient country like
Pakistan. So we should wait for the final decision.