hybrid-cars

hybrid car uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine to drive an electric generator that powers an electric motor, e.g. in diesel-electric trains using diesel engines to drive an electric generator that powers an electric motor, and submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged. Other means to store energy include pressurized fluid in hydraulic hybrids.

The basic principle with hybrid cars is that the different motors work better at different speeds; the electric motor is more efficient at producing torque, or turning power, and the combustion engine is better for maintaining high speed (better than typical electric motor). Switching from one to the other at the proper time while speeding up yields a win-win in terms of energy efficiency, as such that translates into greater fuel efficiency.


Latest Posts About Hybrid Cars

  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid First Look - By Greg Fink - MotorTrend eep continues to expand its Wrangler SUV's powertrain lineup with the arrival of a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid option for 2021. Dubbed the 4xe (that's pronounced "four-by-E"), the Wrangler's latest powerplant joins the model's 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6, 270-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter…
  • Best Compact Hybrid SUVs to Buy in 2020 - By Alisa Priddle - MotorTrend Consumers with a keen interest in fuel economy have always looked to small and compact vehicles to get their fix, whether that be a car or an SUV. Today, automakers go a step further, fitting…
  • 2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition - By: Chris Bruce - Motor1 The 2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition is a limited, special model that celebrates 20 years of the ground-breaking hybrid model's introduction to the United States for the 2001 model year. The company is producing just 2,020 of them.…
  • Toyota RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Which Should You Buy? - By Kelly Lin - Words - MotorTrend The only way to really get to know a car is to compare it to something else. So for a week, I swapped my RAV4 for a RAV4 Hybrid in an experiment that proved rather…
  • Audi A6 Avant Plug-In Hybrid Gets 31 Miles Of Electric Range - By: Angel Sergeev - Motor1 A6 Avant 55 TFSIe Quattro - that’s the lengthy official name of the first-ever plug-in hybrid Audi A6 station wagon that the German automaker has just launched through its European dealership network. The eco-friendly family hauler comes with…
  • These 12 Hybrid Sedans Have the Best MPG - By Miguel Cortina - MotorTrend Fuel economy is something we all think about before making a new-car purchase. Whether you do it to save on gas or simply because you care about the environment, hybrid sedans that deliver good gas…
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: 4 Features We Like and 3 We Don’t - By Miguel Cortina - Words, Jade Nelson - Photos - MotorTrend We first saw the new Hyundai Sonata last year at its reveal in the new Hyundai Design Studio in Soul, South Korea. We were impressed by its lavish design and technology for a…
  • 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid First Look: The Green-Leaning One - By Greg Fink - MotorTrend A compact hybrid without the typical hybrid hubris. Look out, Honda Insight and Toyota Corolla Hybrid, because there's a new hybrid compact sedan in town. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid marries its equally new, gas-powered sibling's svelte looks with a…
  • Specs Check: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Ford Escape PHEV - By Miguel Cortina - MotorTrend We take a look at two of the most anticipated plug-in hybrid SUVs of the market. Hybrid crossovers are popular. The Ford Escape Hybrid arrived in 2004 and was the pioneer in a market packed with internal…