Hybrid Engine

November 14, 2008 by Tommy Linsley  
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How well known is a hybrid engine? What are the working principles of a
hybrid engine? The hybrid engine is commonly understood as an engine with
two alternative sources of energy: thus, on the one hand there is the gas
part and on the other, there is an electrical battery that works together
with the gas system. Through this hybridization, the result is lower
pollution due to the electric element and the high power output of the
gas engine.

The thing that remains undeniable about the variety of hybrid engine
models is that there are as many of them as there are hybrid cars.
Taken individually a hybrid engine is designed as to enable the gas
engine and the electric motor to connect to the drive train so as to
power the vehicle and make it move.

How does the hybrid engine work? The technical features on which any
hybrid engine functions is quite simple. The hybrid engine works as
follows: there is a combined effort of the gas engine and the brakes
with the aim to recharge the battery of the electric motor; thus the
charging necessity misses, as it would be the case with an electric only
motor. When the brakes are pressed, some of the energy otherwise used to
stop the car, is collected by the restorative brakes in the electric
motor.
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Hybrid Electric Vehicles

November 12, 2008 by Tommy Linsley  
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Hybrid electric vehicles are automobiles which make use of a combination
of conventional propulsion systems and rechargeable energy storage
systems (RESS). The manufacturing of such a mixed engine system is
justified by the efficiency in terms of fuel consume, in comparison
with regular cars. Moreover hybrid electric vehicles incorporate
propulsion systems in addition to the electric motors, in order not
to be hampered by charging units the way it happens with battery
electric vehicles (BEVs).

Modern times have seen the mass production of hybrid electric vehicles
coming from a number of well known car manufacturers. The reasons why
many car producers jump on the green bandwagon are varied. Whether there
is a genuine interest in saving energy and not using the planet’s
valuable energy sources, or a smart and “caring” way to attract buyers
and thus sell more cars, one cannot be certain.

There are three main ways that allow current hybrid electric vehicles to
reduce gas consume. First, they lower the amount of wasted energy during
idle or low input (turning off the ICE); secondly, they collect waste
energy (regenerative braking), and thirdly, they reduce the size and
power of the ICE and inefficiencies generated by under-utilization.
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Which is the best hybrid car ever made so far?

November 6, 2008 by Tommy Linsley  
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Who can point to a hybrid vehicle and say this is the best hybrid car?
Well, if you really want to make a difference, let me tell you this is
something specialists can aim at. Just think about the competition in the
car industry. Each and every car maker has one important goal in their
range of activity, namely to create better green vehicles, and hopefully
the best hybrid car.

Several factors indicate the candidates for the title of “best hybrid car”
but with an ever changing market, chances are that the first position
will not always be occupied by the same model. Fuel consumption,
efficiency, horsepower, price of the car, design and utilities are just a
few of the criteria by which to appreciate and give a rating to a hybrid
car model.

The concern for the fuel consumption efficiency of the best hybrid car is
normal given the ever growing oil prices and the pressure put on the
environment by toxic emissions. Well, a hybrid car first and foremost aims
at reducing fuel consumption. Therefore, the best hybrid car, from this
perspective at least, should be running more on electric power than on
gas, and even when the regular engine is in function, the average gas
need must remain below that of a regular car.
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