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Hybrid Vehicles System Types




Hybrid System

Hybrid-electric vehicles combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors to provide improved fuel economy. The engine provides most of the vehicle's power, and the electric motor provides additional power when needed, such as for accelerating and passing. This allows a smaller, more-efficient engine to be used. The electric power for the motor is generated from regenerative braking and from the gasoline engine, so hybrids don't have to be "plugged in" to an electrical outlet to recharge. . . . read more.



Full Hybrid System

In a Full Hybrid two additional main components are added, the Generator and Power Split Derive. The Generator converts mechanical energy from the engine to electricity which can be used by the electric motor or stored in the battery. It is also used to start the gasoline engine instantly when needed. The Power Split Device is a gear box connecting the gasoline engine, generator, and electric motor. It allows the engine and motor to power the car independently or in tandem and allows the gasoline engine to charge the batters or provide power to the wheels as needed. . . . read more.



Stop/Start System

Stop/Start hybrids are not true hybrids since electricity from the battery is not used to propel the vehicle. However, the Stop/Start feature is an important, energy-saving building block used in hybrid vehicles.

Stop/Start technology conserves energy by shutting off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is at rest, such as at a traffic light, and automatically re-starting it when the driver pushes the gas pedal to go forward. . . . read more.





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