-A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine+electric motor.A vehicle is a hybrid if it utilizes more than one form of on board energy to achieve propulsion. In practice, that means a hybrid will have a traditional internal-combustion engine and a fuel tank, as well as one or more electric motors and a battery pack.
-With the intent to create a “greener” option for a more sustainable lifestyle, HEVs have been discussed as a potential way to alleviate the pressure of this developing fossil fuel crisis.
-Travel vs. Consumption:
HEVs are typically configured to maximize fuel economy. In HEVs, longer trips don’t have to mean more consumption of fuel. This can result in paying less overall.
Convenience: Imagine a life away from the gas station. HEVs provide the benefit of not having to make that trip to fill the tank, which, as a result, can help cut travel time.
Emissions: Compared to the traditional vehicle, HEVs produce less pollution.