Hybrid Cars (e-HEV)
Hybrid cars have a long story since nineteenth century. This technology is considered matured as of now.
With hybrid cars, there are dual source power: petrol or electricity. The petrol component of a hybrid allows the car to be refuelled quickly and drive for a long distance before needing to be refuelled. The electric component reduces emissions and fuel budget.
Most hybrid cars employ regenerative energy to charge the battery as the car decelerates. It means the electric generator kicks in and begins to charge the batteries as it simultaneously works to slow the car. In hybrid cars, the engine is automatically shut off when the vehicle is idle and starts when the accelerator is pressed. This helps to reduce the carbon footprint, similar to electric cars.
Hybrid cars can be driven entirely with electricity. This usually happens while moving at low speeds, when the engine is idling at a stoplight or when the engine starts up. Normally, the internal combustion engine starts operating only at higher speeds, where it has more efficiency. This helps increase the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
If you are looking for your first car or a replacement car and are concerned about fuel efficiency and the environment, why not consider a hybrid car? We have a list of some popular and affordable hybrid models on the market, be it new or used cars.
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