Hybrid Electrical Vehicles


Today in this article we are going to learn about hybrid vehicles. As we all know day by day there is more use for vehicles result in pollution and Global Warming.

What is Hybrid?

Hybrid car refers to a vehicle that uses two or more power sources to make the car move.
The two power sources are an electric motor and a small combustion engine. They are slowly gaining popularity with the auto buyers because they are,

  • Fuel efficiency is greatly increased (twice).
  • Emissions are greatly decreased.
  • Dependency on fossils fuels can be decreased.
  • Hybrids can be run on alternative fuels as well.
  • Reduce their carbon footprint.

When we speak of carbon footprint, we are talking about the amount of pollution and emissions that a person contributes individually that can destroy the environment.for example Global Warming.
But still the Global Warming is an issue. why? let’s find out the reasons below:

  • Will cut down emissions of global-warming pollutants by a third to a half.
  • Hybrids are not zero-emission vehicles.
  • Later models may cut these emissions down by even more.

Why had Hybrids ?

Now, the question your mind is, why hybrids so let’s have a look at some advantages of Hybrids.

  • Regenerative braking actually makes city driving more economical than on the highway.
  • Fuel efficiency is greatly increased.
  • Emissions are greatly decreased.
  • They also have a lower running cost.
  • Dependency on fossils fuels can be decreased.
  • Hybrids can be run on alternative fuels as well.
  • New materials can be implemented.
  • Hybrids are environmentally friendly.
  • Increased health for both people and nature.

In short by using hybrid and electric cars humanity not only does nature a favor but also does ourselves a favor.Now let’s know more about the Hybrid Electrical Car.

Hybrid vehicles can be split into two sections viz.

  • Series
  • Parallel

In the series section, the vehicles Engine will drive the generator which in turn powers the vehicle. while in Parallel section Engine and motor can be used to drive the vehicle, this system employs brake energy regeneration.This is the most favored among manufacturers.

The main components include (i.e. hybrid unit) in Hybrid Car:-

  • Motor
  • High Voltage Battery
  • Power drive Unit
  • DC converter (direct current)

There are many Hybrid Electrical Vehicles in market for example:

  • BMW Vision
  • Toyota Prius
  • 2003 Honda Insight
  • 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid

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