Why don't they make all cars hybrid?

Canada
December 28, 2006 8:10pm CST
It seems like the answer to a lot of problems. If gas cars and fuel are such a big problem and we have the means to have gas/electic cars then why even make the other ones anymore? It is like having a dirty home that costs a lot of money to keep and a clean home that is next to nothing to live in, but we all just keep living in the expensive dirty homes. Maybe in the future, things will change. It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me why people are so resistant to change when it is so obviously good us?
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
29 Dec 06
Toyota - Toyota Echo rocks.  It's sad they stopped making it, but I am sure they will come up with a bunch more great cars, including more hybrids!!
I agree with you if all cars became hybrid it would save alot of problems. It would probably bring the price down too. I am a diehard Toyota owner, I love my Echo. I would love to own a Prius but I can't even begin to make those kind of payments. Hail to Toyota being the first hybrid on the road and at this time having the most hybrids on the road of any manufacturer. Toyota rules!!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I would love to see that happen. I'd like to see them find an alternative form of fuel instead of gasoline as well. Something that isn't as harmful to people and the enviroment. In my opinion I think it's the big oil companies that keep us from changing. Let's face it if all cars were hybrid or another fuel was found they would be hurting. They don't want to lose out on the money they are making.
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@nyka08 (411)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
you do have a point there. but i think people just have a way of sticking to what they were used to.
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• India
29 Dec 06
not just people....everything newtons second law of motion states that every body opposes a change... Its just 2 much of a hassle for some people...
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@ahsanxr (341)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 06
yes, i agree with u. it would be a much better thing for the environment if we produce gas/electric cars more than fuel ones.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Between 1832 and 1839 Robert Anderson of Scotland invented the first crude electric carriage. Practical and more successful electric road vehicles were invented around 1842. France and Great Britain were the first nations to support the widespread development of electric vehicles in the late 1800s. In 1899, a Belgian built electric racing car called "La Jamais Contente" set a world record for land speed - 68 mph. We do have technology for a long time. All we have to do is to stop mass production of internal combustion engine vehicles.
• United States
30 Dec 06
I don't think it's completely perfected yet but I do see it as something they will be forced to do in the future. My immediate answer to your question is because of the big businesses involved. There are huge corporations out there that make money off our gas hog habits. They don't want to allow it all to happen. There's a lot involved in changing everything we use and chances are, if there is money behind the item you want to change, you will have a tougher time changing it.
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@Chiriac (287)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
Hybrids are an expensive way to save gasoline. If you spend more on a hybrid car than you'd have spent otherwise, you're unlikely to ever get your money back -- even if you got rid of a gigantic, fuel-sucking SUV. Right now, a cheap compact is a better buy than an expensive hybrid
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• United States
29 Dec 06
Good question, I have wondered the same thing many times myself. I think too many of the higher ups in the government and stuff have their hands in the pockets of the gas industry.
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@scogna (20)
• Italy
29 Dec 06
because they want gain money consuming all the nafta
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@gbspew (455)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 06
Because there are big oil companies which are ruling the world. Their business is very successful and they want to keep it this way.
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
29 Dec 06
Because big boys make more money this way, it's not about what good for people or the ecology, it's about what is good for those who control the power politically and financially but I think good inventions will have to win the battle at the end and find their way to the market.
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@Goranimal (315)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Thats a good question, and its also hard to give a good answer, but my guess would be first the cost factor as they are now, very costly, but more important the style of cars, the speed ect... one day they may mass produce an affordable hybrid, I dont want one now since it doesnt suit my taste to travel at 50 mphs all the time.
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@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I have wondered this too. I have a large family, so I need a vehicle that will hold at least six people and all the stuff that goes with them. Is it too much to expect that a hybrid large vehicle could be manufactured? Everyone seems to be so stuck in a crisis mode that they aren't able to dream big and think outside the box. If they can figure out how to send people into outer space and get them back safely, they certainly should be able to figure out a hybrid engine for all cars/trucks/vans.
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• India
29 Dec 06
yeah we all know how gas and fuel are a problem ..managin such cars and maintaining them is also not easy and cannot be afforded by most.. I think it is just a matter of time that all cars will be hybrid to save money and to cope up with the shortage of fuel.
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• India
29 Dec 06
as a child even i used to wonder,that if petrol pollutes the atmosphre so much just y dont they replace them with hybrids??but now i understand that it is very costly to own a prius..so geuss people will have to wait for sometime till it becomes cheap..take care.
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• India
29 Dec 06
the change cannot be made overnight. the situation is changing slowly. For now we just concentrate on keeping our planet clean for the hybrid cars available now is very expensive and out of reach for the common man
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@DiscoBall (159)
• Australia
29 Dec 06
Well..responding to this and being ON topic..lol It's just like having a vacuum cleaner and a broom..well, sorta..ok let's move on lol :P It's just like why we're still using coal and not solar/wind/hydroelectricity to power our homes and cities and settlements. Hybrid cars and pure oxygen/hydrogen cars WILL come in the future, but right now the main production lines are making gas and oil cars. The change will come, but slowly.
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• India
29 Dec 06
because to save environment,hybrib cars cause no pollution . so it is safe to use hybrid cars.
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• India
29 Dec 06
Firstly ,Change is always regarded with suspicion (both by the manufacturers/businessmen and buyers). Secondly , they may not be aware of the hybrid cars or a misconception that they are too expensive.
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@missjackie (1328)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29 Dec 06
Blame it on the oil companies, that doesn't want these hybrid cars out on the market. They are still making huge profits on the oil, which is why there are hardly any hybrid cars.
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