I'm guessing you've been at the gas pump recently.
The price of gasoline has been at an all-time high. This is why you're thinking of getting a vehicle with a hybrid engine.
However, you don't know how a hybrid engine works.
Hence this article. In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about how hybrid engines work.
What is A Hybrid Engine?
A hybrid engine is a powertrain that uses both electricity and gasoline. A vehicle with a hybrid engine has an electric motor and a gasoline engine.
How Do Hybrid Engines Work?
There are different types of hybrid cars. And every kind of hybrid car has a different way how the engine works.
In general, though, all hybrid engines work by using both the electric motor and the gasoline engine to power the vehicle. The electric motor is used for low-speed driving and starting from a stop. The gasoline engine is used for higher speeds.
In parallel or mild hybrid cars, the engine comes with several advanced technology features, including regenerative braking and electric motor assist. Regenerative braking allows the gasoline engine to recharge the electric vehicle during deceleration or braking. The electric motor drive assist uses the electric motor to give the gasoline engine a power boost when accelerating or during a hill climb.
The electric motor is the only power source in a series hybrid car. The gasoline engine is used to generate electricity to recharge the batteries. The benefit of a series hybrid car is that it has a much smaller engine than a parallel or mild hybrid car, which results in better fuel economy.
The electric motor is the primary power source in a plug-in hybrid car. The gasoline engine is used as a backup when the batteries are depleted. The benefit of a plug-in hybrid car is that it can be plugged into an electrical outlet to recharge the batteries.
This results in very little gasoline engine use and, therefore, better fuel efficiency.
Now You Know How Hybrid Engines Work
Now that you understand how a hybrid engine works, you can go ahead and get yourself a hybrid car.
And in case of any issue with your hybrid engine, we can help. If you need hybrid repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Romay's Auto Service today!