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Dec 06

Hybrid Vehicles Less Likely to Be Stolen

hybrid carAs we move into the future, it’s becoming more and more apparent that we need to find more environmentally efficient and sustainable ways of doing things. We’ve all taken on this responsibility as individuals — many of us make sure to recycle, try to remember to turn off the faucet when we brush our teeth, and generally make every effort at living our lives in an environmentally responsible way. Over the course of the last several years, even this has evolved into a more concentrated effort at truly seeking to make significant changes that we might truly enact some change in the negative effects we’ve had on our environment as a species. The good news is that large corporations have joined in the effort as well, and the car company has had a particularly positive impact.

Hybrid cars have become more and more popular over the last several years, and there are a lot of reasons that consumers are becoming increasingly interested in purchasing one. Many use systems that combine a traditional motor with an electric battery — these are typically incredibly expensive and weigh a ton, but the gas mileage is also fantastic. For reasons like these, the debate about hybrid cars rages on. They’re not so affordable that just about any corner of the consumer market can have a chance to get one, and some even argue that the technology hasn’t come far enough for them to be considered a sound investment. But one thing is true: it’s actually been found that because of those heavy batteries, these cars have a tendency to weigh more, and have statistically kept their passengers safer than traditional cars when involved in an accident.

And if you’re looking for another reason to buy yourself a new hybrid car, a recent study has just found that they’re a whole lot less likely to be stolen. Why this is the case is just about anyone’s guess. There are new cars for sale in any area, but hybrid cars are stolen significantly less often than any other car. In fact, out of nearly 1.2 million Priuses that have been sold since the car’s introduction, only about 25,000 of them got stolen. This number is incredibly low, and what’s even more shocking is the fact that out of all those stolen cars, a walloping 96.7% wound up being returned to their owners.

Hybrid cars are a great way to make sure that you lessen your impact on the environment for a lot of reasons, and if you’re looking for a new positive to add to your arguments in favor of, then you’ve got another reason in the fact that they get stolen a lot less often. Maybe it’s because people who can afford hybrid cars like the Prius live in relatively safer neighborhoods…maybe the car doesn’t look like it’s all that fast. Whatever the reason, it’s becoming clear that owning one isn’t that bad of an idea.

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