Argument: Hybrids are more complicated, which has costs
- Debate: Hybrid vehicles - con argument.
"Hybrid Cars -- Pros and Cons". Physorg. - "All this new technology comes at a price: a hybrid car is complex and expensive. It has two motors and all the ancillary systems to manage them plus a heavy battery and a regeneration system used to produce electricity during breaking. All of these systems must work together, adding complexity. While cars and, just as importantly, the computers that control them, have become more reliable, they still suffer from failures. So owners of hybrids can expect more time in the shop and larger repair bills."