In recent years, hybrid car technology has continued to evolve, but is still very much in the minority on the market. Many people don’t know what a hybrid car is and how it works. That’s why in this article, you’ll find out how it really works and what the benefits of getting one are.
What is a hybrid car?
A hybrid car is a car like any other from the outside, but inside its bonnet it combines two types of engines, on the one hand an internal combustion engine that can be combined with several electric blocks on the front or rear axle of the car, and on the other hand an electric motor, which is also connected to the wheels to recover kinetic energy in order to transform it into electricity and fuel the battery… There are two types of hybrid cars. On the one hand, the conventional hybrid car, and on the other hand, the plug-in hybrid car. The main difference remains in the capacity of their battery and their method of recharging.
How does a hybrid car work?
A hybrid car has a combustion engine with a mainly electrochemical energy storage system. This allows the storage of kinetic energy when you decelerate, but also the surplus energy produced in possible driving situations.
The combustion engine always continues to work in the optimum speed zones to reduce fuel consumption. The excess energy produced will be stored and can be reused when the power needed at the moment t is too low. It is equipped with a battery that conserves the electricity and then distributes it to the electric motor and to the vehicle’s equipment such as lighting, windows, dashboard, etc. The battery is also equipped with a battery that stores the electricity and then distributes it to the electric motor and to the vehicle’s equipment such as lighting, windows, dashboard, etc.
Why buy a hybrid car?
The advantage of buying a hybrid car is undeniably its frugality compared to an identical internal combustion vehicle in terms of fuel consumption and the emission of polluting gases.
Thermal cars generate a reduction in kinetic energy during deceleration and braking, yet hybrid cars are concerned with recovering all the energy to help power the battery. For city driving, a hybrid model concentrates on the advantages of its electric block, in terms of ease of manoeuvring, fluidity of propulsion and total silence of operation. In addition, a conventional hybrid car does not need to be charged from a socket. It is therefore intended for people who are not sure they have a charging socket.