The British luxury and sports car maker Jaguar Land Rover revealed the plug-in hybrid version of its widely famous XJ sedan at the 2012 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK. The two-day exhibition showcased the latest low carbon vehicles and technology, and other alternative powertrains, demonstrating the innovation of the UK's leading automotive companies and universities. The hybrid version of Jaguar's XJ called as the 'XJ_e Plug-in Hybrid' was an engineering research vehicle demonstrated at the CENEX event and there's still a long way to go until it will be available in the market for people.
Nowadays hybrid cars are getting more popularity on the roads because of their gas-saving powertrains. In hybrids like Ford Escape and Toyota Prius, the car starts in a electric mode to save gas, then kickoffs the engine and switches to gasoline mode when car reaches a particular speed. The electrical motor can also work in tandem with the gasoline engine to provide a boost when passing.
The word hybrid means some thing that's mixed together from two things. Generally it refers to plants or animals, which are bred from distinct genetically dissimilar parents. An example would be a mule, which is a hybrid of the horse along with a donkey. A new sort of vehicle that's on our roads are hybrid vehicles.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are hybrid vehicles with an added battery. Since the term implies, plug-in hybrids - which look and perform considerably like "standard" cars - can be connected to a 120-volt outlet (for example every night at home, or in the course of the workday in a parking garage) and charged.
Hybrid cars happen to be hailed as an exciting green advancement for the vehicle and transport industry. Using dual electric and petrol engines, models like the Civic Hybrid and the Prius are more fuel efficient and generate much less CO2 discharges than standard engine cars.
Hybrid cars are electric as well as conventional cars. The most significant underlying principle of hybrid cars comprises of the usage of temporary power storage which later on enables the major engine to be functioned at the close to its supreme efficiency.
How do hybrid cars work?