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					Hybrid Cars: How the Battery System Works


Hybrid cars are one of the latest innovations in the auto industry today.
It made it possible for people to save a lot of money from the rising
cost of fuel and also made it possible for everyone using a hybrid car to
help in conserving the cleanliness of the environment. With a hybrid car,
you will save a lot of money from the constantly rising gasoline prices
and at the same time, help in lessening the pollution level.

Hybrid cars today are getting more and more popular. In fact, more and
more people are now considering to get rid of their gas-guzzling
conventional car and purchase a hybrid car which they can benefit more
from. However, not all people can really see the benefits of hybrid cars.
Some people think that hybrid cars tend to be more expensive than
conventional cars. But what they don’t see is the long term benefits that
a hybrid car can offer.

If you compare hybrid cars to conventional cars, you will see that once
you compute the total amount of gasoline you have to use during the car's
lifetime, you will save more on the hybrid car even if it is more
expensive in the retail price department.

As you can clearly see, hybrid cars is much more fuel efficient than
conventional cars. You may now ask how it works and how hybrid cars are
able to achieve fuel efficiency than conventional cars.

First of all, hybrid cars are what you can describe as a cross between a
conventional gasoline-powered car and an electric-powered car. It uses
both energy sources to run the car and has two engines. One is the
gasoline engine and the other is the electricity engine. Hybrid cars
operate on fuel when it is running and it runs on electricity when it is
idle.

For example, imagine starting up your car in your garage and you forgot
something inside your home. Because the car is running idle it will
automatically switch off the gasoline engine and activate the electric
engine to run your car. After 30 minutes of looking, you finally found
that important thing you forgot. During those 30 minutes, you will save
gasoline because your car is running on electricity. It will switch back
to the gasoline engine once you stepped on the accelerator pedal.

There are two main kinds of hybrid cars existing today. One is the
parallel hybrid car and the other is the series hybrid car. In parallel
hybrid cars, both the electric motor and batteries, and the gasoline
engine are connected to the transmission. This means that both motors
will be able to run the car independently and can provide propulsion
power.

In the series hybrid car, the gasoline is not connected to the
transmission. It is only connected to the generator to charge the battery
or to power the electric motor to provide propulsion.
The batteries in hybrid cars are the energy storage device for   the
electric motors. In hybrid cars, the electric motor is able to   draw power
from the batteries as well as put energy into them. This means   that when
the electric motor is running, it can continually recharge the   batteries
inside the hybrid car.

Today, a hybrid car's batteries are able to recover power when the brakes
are applied. It can also recharge energy generated by the motor.

With all of these benefits, hybrid cars are the cars of the future. It
can efficiently save fuel, it can run quietly, it has low toxic fume
emissions, and it can also save you a lot of money from huge tax breaks
for hybrid car buyers.

				
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