What is a Hybrid Car?

This is just one of those questions that everyone wonders but no-one wants to ask out loud! Don’t worry - you’re not the only one who is wondering what all the hype is actually about. We know electric cars are battery operated and don’t need gas, but how exactly does the hybrid car work? Here’s your answer, according to CarAndDriver.com:

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“Quite simply, a hybrid combines at least one electric motor with a gasoline engine to move the car, and its system recaptures energy via regenerative braking. Sometimes the electric motor does all the work, sometimes it's the gas engine, and sometimes they work together. The result is less gasoline burned and, therefore, better fuel economy. Adding electric power can even boost performance in certain instances. "

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Original date of publishing: July 12, 2021

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