Over the past ten years or so hybrid cars have become increasingly popular. You may be aware that the first mass produced hybrid vehicle was the Toyota Prius which was initially launched in Japan in 1997. Three years later, in 2000, it was launched across the rest of the world and has gone on to be very popular with motorists and Hypermilers alike.

We’ve all become more and more aware about why it might be important to use a hybrid car. The burning of fossil fuels, such as petrol igniting in an internal combustion engine, releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Scientific consensus holds that this is a major contributor to global warming. It is believed that global warming will lead to various adverse effects, including rising sea levels, elevated temperatures and fresh water scarcity. Many people feel they are doing their bit for looking after the environment by buying a hybrid car.

If you want your car to be road worthy, then you must take out car insurance. It doesn’t matter what type of car you have – they all need it, even the hybrids. Car insurance will protect both yourself and your car just in case you have an accident or something happens to your car. After a little investigation, you will see that there is a huge range of different insurance rates depending on a variety of things. It is always best to talk to a car insurance provider like Aviva or any other well-known company to see what they have to say about prices and what would be the best plan for you.

One of the main things that affects how much car insurance you will have to pay is the price of the car itself. If you have been looking into getting a hybrid car you will see that the prices between the various models varies a fair bit. However it is fair to say that hybrid cars are generally more expensive than your average car, so you will find that car insurance companies are likely to quote a higher premium to cover any payouts in case of any problems. You will have to bear this in mind when you are considering purchasing a hybrid car. Try to weigh up the pros and cons, because at the end of the day it is your choice whether you believe it is worth paying more to insure your car, but at the same time knowing you are doing your own small bit with helping the environment.