A vehicle that combines a conventional propulsion system and a rechargeable energy storage system.
The three main types of hybrid vehicle are:
- Micro Hybrid Also known as a simple engine stop-start system as the main advantage is stopping the engine when the vehicle is stationary and then restarting the engine before pulling away.
- Mild Hybrid An electric motor allows some overrun energy to be absorbed and to stop-start the engine when the vehicle is stationary. The electric motor may also be used to assist the internal combustion engine.
- Parallel Hybrid or Power-Split Hybrid The power may be provided by the internal combustion engine or the electric motor or a combination of the two.
All Electric Range
The distance over a given drive cycle that a hybrid vehicle can travel on electric power only.
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