Hybrid cars - pros and cons

Hybrid cars

From several years, a hybrid is a slogan that almost everyone has heard. However, not everyone knows what does it exactly stand for. In short, hybrid is a combination of two types of engines.
According to this definition, a hybrid vehicle is also ... a motorbike! Even popular years ago models in which the work of weak motor at critical moments were supported by pedaling, hence, by the work of own muscles, can be categorized as hybrid. However, we are interested in another kind of hybrid. Namely, the one that is installed in a modern, considered as ecological cars.
This type of hybrid is composed of two engines: electric and combustion. The work is divided between them in different ways, depending on the assumptions adopted by the manufacturer and technological possibilities. And yes - the electric motor can act as a more or less important supporter of gas units (ie activated to work in situations where there is the need for additional power), or act as an independent engine. In the last case, a liquid fuel motor acts as a generator, which delivers to its hybrid partner all the necessary energy. The power is also produced from the braking process. All this, of course, requires advanced technology. Hybrid cars are much more complicated than traditional cars.
What s interesting - a hybrid at the time of formation were treated as an interim solution on the road to a fully electric cars. Its construction was not possible due to the lack of properly efficient links (batteries). The combination of the two engines allowed to circumvent this limitation and is the way of the automotive industry to build a bridge between the two technologies.