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?
There are two types of hybrid drive generated 'series hybrids' and 'parallel hybrids'. Usually 'series hybrid' use a combustion engine to produce electricity, which further powers the electric motor to provide motive power. In 'parallel hybrid' the car wheels are either powered by engine or from the battery powered electric drive-train. One thing is common in both types, whenever the engine ignites slowly, the excess energy is stored for the later usage. In this way, these cars provide less emission and improved fuel economy.
Hybrid cars are ideal for urban driving, as they operate in electric mode at lower speed. This cars are either mild or strong to indicate the degree of power integrated into the design. Strong hybrids are capable of spending more time on electric-only mode, whereas many hybrids operate at low speed in electric-mode. The battery further reduces the overall fuel consumption by 20%.
The performance of hybrid car is similar to the conventional cars, which includes road handling and an improved acceleration. One can make out slight differences between conventional and hybrid models when you are at the driving the car. Hybrid badge and lack of engine noise are the few differences. As of the US market, all the hybrid cars use conventional fuels. Indeed the greatest advantage here is that the hybrid cars can be fueled as per the existing US fueling infrastructure.
The most significant aspect of hybrid car it that they have better fuel economy than conventional counterparts. Petrol-hybrid cars has less emission of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen-oxide as compared to other petrol vehicles.