Hybrid Vehicle

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Hybrid Vehicle

A motor vehicle that uses both gasoline and electricity to power the engine. In general, the internal combustion engine is used to charge the electric motor or when the electric motor is idle. Hybrid vehicles have become more popular with increased concern for the environment and alternative energy.
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Auto Business News-May 21, 2014--Toyota develops computer chip for petrol-electric hybrid vehicles
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM)(LSE: TYT)(TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, has developed a computer chip for its petrol-electric hybrid vehicles.
HONDA is adding two petrol-electric hybrid vehicles to its model range next year, including a hybrid version of its best-selling Jazz.
The company has spent a lot of time creating and developing petrol-electric hybrid vehicles, but has not forgotten the bigger market for diesels.
Auto Business News-September 19, 2011--Toyota Motor Corporation to produce key components for petrol-electric hybrid vehicles in US and Asia(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.
Considering this, many auto assemblers have focused on the development of petrol-electric hybrid vehicles to increase fuel economies and cut exhaust emissions.