What Are Hybrid Vehicles Anyway?

Hybrid vehicles are a cross between traditional fuel-powered vehicles and electric vehicles. Combining an electric motor, a battery pack, as well as an internal combustion engine, these components work together to deliver power to a hybrids wheels. Common technologies include idle stop which allows the engine to automatically shut off and restart while the electric motor take’s over to prevent unnecessary idling and regenerative braking which harnesses the energy used while braking to recharge the batteries.