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How Do Hybrid Cars Work?

By James Gunaseelan

People have a tendency to make up their minds as to whether or not to purchase hybrid cars without truly examining the answer to the question “how do hybrid cars work?” By not truly understanding the process of how hybrid cars work, people have a tendency to look at the cars as if they are something exotic and can be put off to purchasing. This is silly as simply examining the basics of the car’s operative process will remove any preconceived notions as to them being exotic are removed and the cars can be seen as part of the natural, evolutionary process of advancements in the realm of alternative energy.

When it comes to the benefits of a hybrid car, one of the main benefits is that these cars will get significantly more miles to the gallon that a ‘traditional’ gasoline car can achieve. When it comes to a simple matter of dollars and cents, a hybrid car can gain an additional 40 miles to a gallon. That is an enormous cost saving benefit and such savings have led to the expanded interest in the purchasing of hybrid cars. Now, while most people are familiar with the savings that these hybrid cars can provide, they are not entirely sure how the engines of a hybrid car can actually work. Because of this lack of knowledge in terms of the actual operation of the car, some people may be somewhat put off fro actually purchasing hybrid cars. This is a shame as a simple explanation as to how do hybrid cars work would put aside a number of concerns people may have that preclude them from making the actual purchase of the cars.

So, how do hybrid cars work? The way in which hybrid cars work is based upon the type of hybrid car one is using. If the hybrid car is an ethanol hybrid car, then a percentage of the fuel of the car will be derive from ethanol. In some cases, the percentage of ethanol that is used is roughly 10% of the fuel. While this may seem like a small amount, it actually reduces emissions significantly. Answering how do hybrid cars work in regards to electronic hybrids is as follows: an electronic engine “splits” the work with the gasoline fuel source. Currently, on the American market, electronic imports remain the most popular of the hybrid releases namely due to the fact that ethanol is a difficult fuel to find in certain areas.

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About the Author: James Gunaseelan writes for India's Leading Automobile Portal to buy and sell second hand and new automobiles


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