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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When battery power runs out, the model functions as a conventional petrol-electric hybrid vehicle - but company officials expect it to achieve better fuel economy than the standard Prius hybrid along with CO2 emissions of only 59g/km.
Toyota said sales of Prius, the world's first mass-produced petrol-electric hybrid vehicle, have topped one million since its launch a decade ago.
for a petrol-electric hybrid vehicle (1905), GM's introduction of its first experimental hybrid car (the 512 in 1969), the first conversion of a standard car into a hybrid car (1979), the first hybrid car to hit the mass market in the United States (Honda's Insight, 1999), the first hybrid four-door sedan available in the U.
As successor to the original Prius, which debuted in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced petrol-electric hybrid vehicle and which has sold more than 120,000 units worldwide, the new Prius was developed around the concept of Hybrid Synergy Drive, an amazing combination of economy and power.
Cadillac, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), is developing the ELR petrol-electric hybrid vehicle.
Lexus, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) (LSE: TYT) (TYO: 7203), is expanding its GS executive car range to include a new more affordable petrol-electric hybrid vehicle.
The device will be offered for retrofitting on the third-generation Prius petrol-electric hybrid vehicle.
The four versions to be launched are the five-door hatchback, A1 Cabriolet, a sporty S1 model with quattro all-wheel drive and a petrol-electric hybrid vehicle.
Fuji Heavy Industries Limited (Fuji) (TYO: 7270), a Japan-based automaker, is introducing a petrol-electric hybrid vehicle in 2012, according to President Ikuo Mori.
However, latest figures indicate this is an area of growth, with an increase of 39% year-on-year between June 2016 and June 2017 for new petrol-electric hybrid vehicles registered in the UK, and a year-on-year increase of 46% for pure electric plug-in vehicle registrations over the same period.
Auto Business News-May 21, 2014--Toyota develops computer chip for 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.