Hybrid Vehicle

A vehicle that combines a conventional propulsion system and a rechargeable energy storage system.

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.

See also: Automobile, Electric Vehicle, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Vehicle.

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