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Hybrid Gas Engines and Hybrid Super Cars

Updated on November 24, 2010

Hybrid Engines and Hybrid Cars are a hot topic today. Even cartoons portray hybrid cars and people that drive them as cool and concerned about the environment, or sometimes uptight environmentalists. It amazed me that many people, even those who own or are considering a hybrid, don't understand what they are, how they work, or why we should care. Here are the basicseveryone should understand.

A hybrid engine is a gasoline engine with an electrical motor system included. The aim is merely to lessen the quantity of gasoline, the quantity of fossil fuel, required to power the engine. The electrical motor takes an electric battery. The engine runs mainly off the battery while there is battery power, but switches to fuel when there isn't sufficient power left in the battery pack. This is quite distinct from a 100% electric powered automobile, which although obtainable, are very pricey and have really brief ranges currently

Presently there is a straight forward twist that helps make factors in Hybrids more productive. The electric battery automatically recharges when the engine is driven off of gasoline as well as through energy used up whenever you brake.

Original electric automobiles were not well-liked as they experienced a brief range and needed to be plugged in to recharge frequently. Modern hybrid cars, such as the well-known Toyota Pruis and Honda Civic Hybrid do not need to be plugged in since they also use gas as pointed out. They additionally in no way need to be plugged in.

Hybrid Super Cas

The Hybrid Apollo uses both an 100 kW electric motor and a 3.3 liter V8 bi-turbo petrol engine and produces 630 hp
The Hybrid Apollo uses both an 100 kW electric motor and a 3.3 liter V8 bi-turbo petrol engine and produces 630 hp | Source
With the 911, electrical front axle drive with two electric motors developing 60 kW each supplements the 480-bhp four-liter flat-six at the rear of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid
With the 911, electrical front axle drive with two electric motors developing 60 kW each supplements the 480-bhp four-liter flat-six at the rear of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid | Source

Hybrid cars are much more costly than non hybrids; however they possess less emissions, in fact none when running off electrical power. Future versions might include a plug in function to additional decrease emissions. Despite the fact that they cost around $3000 to $4000 more, they are gentler to the atmosphere, and as the technologies enhances and costs decrease, we may notice more of them on the street.

Have you pulled your car up to the gasoline pump recently and been surprised by the higher cost of fuel? As the pump clicked past $20, $30, $40 or perhaps $50, perhaps you considered about trading in your car for some thing that gets far better mileage. Purchasing a used hybrid avoids the new-car hybrid payment that can easily take several years to recover in gasoline savings. And yet you still get the environmental positive aspects - both high gasoline mileage and reduced emissions of climate-affecting greenhouse gases and other contaminants

Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept


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    • Rismayanti profile image


      7 years ago from Tropical Island

      hope it will decrease price soon.. great hub

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      7 years ago

      Make my next car a hybrid thanks!

    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I wouldn't mind getting a hybrid car. I can't afford the cost, at least new. The batteries are the question if one buys second hand.


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