Hy­brids safer re­port

Kapi-Mana News - - MOTORING -

The US’S High­way Loss Data In­sti­tute says you’re more likely to avoid an in­jury in an ac­ci­dent if you drive a hy­brid. The odds of get­ting in­jured are 25 per cent lower in a hy­brid than a non-hy­brid. The HLDI says the ex­tra weight of a hy­brid helps pro­tect oc­cu­pants bet­ter. On av­er­age, hy­brids are 10 per cent heav­ier than stan­dard cars. How­ever, the same re­port says hy­brids are 20 per cent more likely to get in an ac­ci­dent with a pedes­trian be­cause its harder for pedes­tri­ans to hear them. pow­ers the Fiat 500 for the North Amer­i­can mar­kets due to slow US sales of the small Euro­pean de­sign. The Ital­ian-owned car maker is said to have a mas­sive 184-day in­ven­tory sup­ply of Fiat 500 coupes and cabrios avail­able for deal­ers.

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