Hybrid Cars. What Makes it a Hybrid. Any vehicle is hybrid when it combines two or more sources of power The gasoline-electric hybrid car is just that -- a cross between a gasoline-powered car and an electric car. Hybrid Structure. parallel hybrid series hybrid .
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What Makes it a Hybrid • Any vehicle is hybrid when it combines two or more sources of power • The gasoline-electric hybrid car is just that -- a cross between a gasoline-powered car and an electric car
Hybrid Structure • parallel hybrid • series hybrid
Why Build Such a Complex Car? • reduce tailpipe emissions • improve mileage
Hybrid Efficiency • Recover energy and store it in the battery • Sometimes shut off the engine • Use advanced aerodynamics to reduce drag -
Hybrid Efficiency • Use low-rolling resistance tires • Use lightweight materials
What's Available Now? The Honda Insight The Toyota Prius