Here we are going to tell you about the difference between CNG and hybrid cars and will also tell you which technology car will prove to be the best for you according to your budget. So let’s know…
CNG cars can run on both petrol and CNG. A CNG car is offered with a CNG kit in a petrol engine. Companies like Maruti, Hyundai and Tata are selling CNG cars in India. The CNG kits in these cars come from the factory itself. CNG cylinders are fitted in the rear of these vehicles (in the boot).
The petrol engine of a CNG car is designed in such a way that it can be run on both petrol and CNG. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is used to run the car on CNG. This car runs on only one fuel at a time. However, there is also an option to switch the fuel so that the car can be switched to CNG at any time when the petrol is low.
Hybrid cars use a variety of fueling technologies, but usually have an electric motor coupled with a petrol engine. In addition to petrol, energy is obtained from the battery to run the hybrid car. There are generally three types of hybrid cars available in the market – pure hybrid, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Pure hybrid and mild hybrid cars can run without charging while plug-in hybrid cars need to be charged at a charging station.
Benefits of buying a CNG car
The biggest advantage of buying a CNG car is the savings in the cost of ownership and running of the car. The cost of a CNG car is the same as its petrol model. The price of CNG is less than that of petrol and the car on CNG also gives better mileage than petrol. If you do a lot of driving in cities, then a CNG car can save a lot in the cost of petrol.
CNG car can run for more kilometers on full tank fuel. A car can run up to 450 kms on 30 liters of full tank fuel with a mileage of 15 kmpl. On the other hand, if the CNG kit is installed in the car, then the car will run 200 km more. Running the car in CNG also reduces emissions compared to petrol. However, you have to compromise on the performance and power of the car in CNG mode. Apart from this, due to the CNG cylinder, there is a lack of space in the trunk of the car.
Benefits of buying a hybrid car
It has not been long since hybrid cars were launched in India. Honda was the first company in India to launch the City Hybrid sedan in the general car segment. After this Maruti launched the Grand Vitara and Toyota the Urban Cruiser Highrider Hybrid. Hybrid cars are known for better mileage and performance.
Hybrid cars have batteries that automatically charge when the engine is running. Since an electric motor is used to drive a hybrid car, these cars offer better pickup and drive performance. Due to the absence of any kind of cylinder in the hybrid car, they also get better space. However, the biggest drawback of hybrid cars is their high cost.