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Hybrid Cars, To Have Or Not To Have?

Apr 18, 2008
Hybrid cars are powered by a combination of an efficient gas engine and by electric motor that helps with accelerations. Batteries that recharge automatically power the electric motor. Hybrid cars are built with much smaller, more efficient engines than regular cars. Most of the time, you don't need the extra power afforded by the larger engine, anyway. Hybrid cars are propelled by a combination of a gas engine and an electric motor - a complicated technology that still draws blank stares, even though hybrids have been on the market for nearly five years.

Hybrid cars are cars that are powered by an electric battery as well as a gasoline engine. A hybrid vehicle contains parts of both gasoline and electric vehicles in an attempt to get the best of both worlds. With these configurations, hybrid cars are able to have a fuel mileage of 60-70 mpg as compared to 20-40 in conventional cars. Hybrid cars are particularly fuel efficient in the city, but they are also suitable for country trips. Examples were cited of how they are being used as delivery vehicles around the city ? such as pizza or postal deliveries. Hybrid cars are powered by internal combustion engines, but are also equipped with batteries recharged during driving and an electric motor to assist with power demand. Hybrids do not need to be plugged in, yet they deliver exceptional mileage compared to their gas-only counterparts.

Hybrid cars are also designed to be more aerodynamic than most cars, allowing them to "slice" through air instead of pushing it out of the way. All these factors combined equate to a super efficient form of car that gets excellent fuel economy and helps the environment by cutting down on pollution. Hybrid cars are made with a gas engine, an electric motor and a high powered battery. The battery provides energy to the electric motor, which recharges by recapturing energy that normally would be lost when decelerating. Hybrid cars are not the final answer, but they are a good start.

Hybrid cars are better than most alternative energy sources in dealing with the energy crisis. The Japanese have led the way in hybrid cars with their outstanding Toyota Prius. Hybrid cars are designed to operate in the same range of conditions and temperatures as conventional vehicles. For example, Honda's specs indicate that its Integrated Motor Assist system will operate as low as 22 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Hybrid cars are essentially gasoline-powered vehicles. All the electricity they use comes ultimately from the gasoline engine.

Hybrid cars are starting to become more popular in America, but they are still new to the car market. In the years to come even more hybrids will become available.
About the Author
Hilal Abdelwali, Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering. SAE Member. Expert in Hybrid Cars
and Internet Marketing. Owner
of http://TheHybridCarsSite.com, and
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