Why are cars called hybrids? What makes them different?
Hybrid cars are called hybrids because they have both a traditional gasoline-powered motor and a battery-powered motor. When power demands are light, the vehicle runs completely on battery power. When you need more power, the car switches to the gasoline engine. When you're on gasoline power, the car recharges the battery, both with the gasoline engine and through something called regenerative braking.
Technically, a hybrid is a vehicle that has 2 engines using 2 different fuels. The most common you'll see is the gasoline engine as well as an electric motor. If you do a little Googling, there is a guy who put a turbine engine in the back of his VW Beetle and it is now technically a hybrid.
by Debra Allen2 years ago
Where does the electricity come from for Hybrid cars?I am not talking about the plug. I am asking about where the electric come from before it gets to the plug or socket that recharges your batter in your hybrid...
by pjdscott9 years ago
I ask since we drive a Toyota Prius, having recently traded in for the 2008 model. Our 2005 version was superb and the new model even better. The car salesroom had a push to sell some, and we got the T5 spirit showroom...
by NGRIA Bassett7 years ago
Is this the future of driving?What are the pros and cons
by Faith Reaper4 years ago
Does putting the premium gas in your vehicle really help your vehicle in the long run?Do you know whether putting the high dollar gasoline in your vehicle is really better for your vehicle or are you just paying more...
by Hezekiah2 years ago
Are Hybrid engine cars popular with car enthusiasts?A friend of mine who is a car enthusiast has zero interested in Hybrids. He things combining electrical and motors engines takes away the all the fun of a real engine.
by harmony1554 years ago
Is it economical to buy a hybrid car after considering the price of a hybrid?
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