Types of Hybrid Cars

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Did you know that hybrid cars come in several varieties? In this blog post, we will explore the different types of hybrid cars that combine the best of both worlds: traditional internal combustion engines and modern electric motors. We'll delve into the details of their unique features, how they function, and the advantages they offer. Get ready to discover the world of hybrid cars – powerful, efficient, and increasingly preferred.


Types of Hybrid Cars:


·       Mild Hybrids

Mild hybrid vehicles are equipped with a hybrid system that assists the standard engine during start-up, stopping, idling, and coasting. There are models whose electric motors provide additional support to the thermal engine even during acceleration. Mild hybrid vehicles are charged through regenerative energy. This means that when the brakes are activated or the speed is reduced, the kinetic energy generated by the traditional engine is converted and used to charge the battery.

·       Full Hybrids (FHEVs)

Known as Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles, standard hybrids are among the most popular in the automotive world. They are characterized by two engines - electric and gasoline, which can work independently as well as together.

At start-up, the full hybrid uses the electric motor, and the gasoline engine kicks in as speed increases. The full hybrid system allows for short distances in purely electric mode. In normal mode, the car uses the electric motor at low speeds, while in parallel mode, both engines combine for optimal power during acceleration.

·       Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs)

Like electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, PHEV) require charging from an external station to recharge their batteries.

These vehicles are equipped with two types of engines - electric and gasoline. Although they have a gasoline engine, PHEVs prefer electric power as they have larger batteries that allow them to cover significant distances on electricity - typically between 50 and 80 kilometers.

PHEVs are unique in that they combine the advantages of conventional and electric vehicles, suitable for both long journeys and daily short distances in the city. Their gasoline engine acts as a backup, providing peace of mind to drivers when the battery runs out.