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Fueling Your Knowledge About Hybrid Cars

If you did not know this before, there are only hybrids in our fleet of Toyota cars. But what exactly does that mean? Let's rev up your understanding of these innovative vehicles!


A hybrid car is like a powerful superhero, combining the strengths of both a traditional combustion engine and an electric motor. This means that you don't have to plug it in like an all-electric car. You just need to tank the necessary amount of petrol. The combustion engine charges the electric motor while you drive, allowing you to switch seamlessly between the two power sources.

If you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, a hybrid is an excellent choice. These cars have lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, making them ideal for navigating urban environments. But don't confuse hybrids with plug-in hybrids, which require external charging to maximize their effectiveness.

Now, let's take a closer look at the three types of hybrid engines. First up is the HEV, or full-hybrid automobile. Then there is the PHEV, or plug-in hybrid automobile, and lastly the MHEV, or mild hybrid automobile. In our fleet, there is only the HEV, which gathers electric energy from the system, such as regenerative braking or the engine itself, which boost the electric generator, that is stored in the accumulator. One of the most convenient bonuses is absolute acceleration smoothness and braking, which prevents the car from shaking while constantly changing between speeds.

So there you have it, a quick introduction to hybrid cars and how they work. With their impressive fuel efficiency and eco-friendly features. Get ready to hit the road in style and comfort, all while doing your part to protect the planet.