Hybrid cars are a fact of life, with many manufacturers now offering a multitude of battery-assisted models in their lineups. Hybrid car sales, however, have never climbed above the niche level, despite the fact that hybrid technology has become more prevalent and advanced compared to the earlier efforts of the previous decade.
There are a number of reasons why hybrid cars aren't for everyone, restricting their sale to those who have already bought in to a hybrid car's benefits and who accept the compromises inherent in their designs. In fact, it could be argued that hybrid cars, in their current form, represent an imperfect, interim step between internal combustion and a full-electric car future.
Let's take a look at seven cons of hybrid cars that you should be aware of before making a purchasing decision either way.