HYBRID CARS

WHAT IS A HYBRID CAR?

A hybrid car is one that uses more than one means of propulsion. At the moment, that means combining a normal petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. The chief advantages of a hybrid are that it uses less fuel and emits less CO2 than most conventional non-hybrid vehicles.

HOW DO HYBRID CARS WORK?

The Toyota Prius, the world’s most popular hybrid car, uses a combination of an internal combustion engine and a battery electric drive system to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions. When pulling away from a stop, the electric motor powers the car, drawing on the battery for power.

HOW DOES A HYBRID CAR SAVE ENERGY?

Regenerative braking allows some of that energy to be captured, turned into electricity, and stored in the batteries. This stored electricity can later be used to run the motor and accelerate the vehicle. Plug-in hybrid vehicles combine a gas engine with an electric motor and battery.

HOW DO YOU DRIVE A HYBRID CAR?

Develop good driving habits:

  • Keep an eye on the dashboard fuel economy display, if present. This display will give you a real-time update about your fuel efficiency. …
  • Use your brakes. Hybrids employ a technology known as regenerative braking. …
  • Don’t brake too soon.

REVERSING CAMERA

The Hybrid car you will be learning to drive in is also has a reversing camera to make it even easier to learn with us. A rear camera is fitted which displays the back of the car on the dashboard so that you can see what is happening behind the car as you manoeuvre the vehicle.

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