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What Makes a Hybrid Engine

You've heard of hybrid cars and how well they can be for the environment. Those where it shuts off when it stops at a red light and turns itself back on again when you accelerate. So, how does that work? That's what we'll be discussing in today's post, on exactly how hybrid engines work.

What Makes a Hybrid Engine

In a hybrid engine, the internal combustion engine and the electric motor work together to power the vehicle. The internal combustion engine is typically used to generate electricity, which is then used to power the electric motor. The electric motor, in turn, powers the wheels of the vehicle.

The hybrid engine system is designed to automatically switch between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor, depending on the driving conditions.

For example, when driving at low speeds or when starting from a stop, the electric motor may be used to power the vehicle. When more power is needed, such as when driving at higher speeds or when climbing a hill, the internal combustion engine may be used to supplement the electric motor. Now you know why they can suddenly go after being "turned" off.

One of the main benefits of a hybrid engine is that it can save fuel by using the electric motor at times when the internal combustion engine would otherwise be less efficient. This results in improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle.

A hybrid engine is a complex and innovative technology that offers a more efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engines. However, sometimes they need repair or need to be looked at because of a variety of reasons.

When that day comes, if you need hybrid repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Romay's Auto Service today!

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