What is a Hybrid Car?
A hybrid is a car with two motors – one Petrol or Diesel and one Electric. A battery stores energy, which powers the electric motor. At higher speeds, the internal combustion engine takes over and drives the wheels.
In town or at lower speeds, the hybrid typically uses the electric motor to move the car along. When you need to go faster, the internal combustion engine kicks-in to power the car. Sometimes hybrids use a combination of both motors together - cleverly and seamlessly moving between power sources automatically. In this way, the Hybrid maximises energy efficiency.