A hybrid vehicle is one that uses two or more distinct types of power, such as submarines that use diesel when surfaced and batteries when submerged. Other means to store energy include pressurized fluid in hydraulic hybrids.
Dr Ferdinand PorscheThe first hybrid car was invented in 1898 by Dr Ferdinand Porsche, who combined both electric and petrol elements into one engine for a prototype coach.
Are Hybrid Cars Environmentally Friendly? A hybrid car is naturally more fuel efficient than an equivalent standard car, and by doing more of your miles on clean electricity, your emitting less CO2 and improving local air quality.
How Hybrid-Electric Vehicles Work?
Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (HEVs) combine the advantage of both the internal combustion engine or gasoline engines and electric motors that use energy stored in batteries. The key areas of performance are regenerative braking, dual power sources, and less idling.
Disadvantages of a Hybrid Car
Less Power. ...
Can be Expensive. ...
Poorer Handling. ...
Higher Maintenance Costs. ...
Accident from High Voltage in Batteries. ...
Battery Replacement is Pricey.
1. Environmentally Friendly
2. Financial Benefits
3. Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels
4. Regenerative Braking System
5. Built From Light Materials
How do they save energy?
By using both a conventional engine and electric motor, the best hybrids achieve significantly better fuel efficiency than their non-hybrid counterparts. They also pollute less and save drivers money through fuel savings.