Feature Reports

Hybrid Cars

Image showing a “hybrid” logo at the North American International Auto Show, known as the Detroit Auto Show.
Hybrid technology has earned its place at all the automotive trade shows, this time at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) in the United States.
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Hybrid cars combine the benefits of an electric powertrain with the power and autonomy of a traditional combustion engine. This feature report explains how they work using simple explanations, a diagram and an animated infographic.