13 Nisan 2011 Çarşamba

Difference Between Hybrid & Electric Cars

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Hybrid cars still have a gas-powered engine in them, unlike electric vehicles.

Electric motors are present in hybrid and electric cars, but hybrids also use a traditional, gas-powered engine. This makes them more practical for everyday use and gives them more miles per gallon than electric vehicles.
  1. Hybrid

    • A hybrid car is a car powered by two separate sources: an electric motor and a traditional gas engine. Rechargeable batteries power the electric motor, while the gas engine is fueled by traditional gas. With the two power sources working in conjunction, a hybrid car runs more efficiently and gets more miles per gallon than traditional, gas-powered cars. Hybrid cars do not need to be plugged in to charge, their batteries recharge on their own.

    Electric Cars

    • An electric car is powered solely by an electric motor, it has no gasoline engine. An electric car must be plugged in and charged before it can be used, and as it is driven, the charge slowly dissipates, much like gasoline in a traditional engine. Electric cars require no oil and leave no emissions, making them more environmentally friendly than hybrids. However, they need to be recharged frequently and a recharge can take hours.


    • While cars like the Toyota Prius have made hybrid cars fairly popular in the United State, fully electric cars still are not commonplace. Many, such as Jane Wells at CNBC, believe that is because electric cars are not yet practical for the real world, She says that many people do not believe electric cars will work because it can take at least 20 minutes for the cars to charge and stations where the cars can charge are few and far between. Since hybrids run on traditional gas, refueling them is just as easy as refueling a traditional car