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Why are cars called hybrids? What makes them different?

  1. MountainManJake profile image88
    MountainManJakeposted 5 years ago

    Why are cars called hybrids? What makes them different?

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    Domenick Dicceposted 5 years ago

    It is a "hybrid" of a gas and electric vehicle.

  3. Volitans profile image81
    Volitansposted 5 years ago

    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.

  4. Cobrafan profile image80
    Cobrafanposted 5 years ago

    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.