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What is a hybrid car?

What is a hybrid car?

23rd November 2021
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Lexus was front and centre at this year's Melbourne Cup at the finishing line, promoting their range of Hybrid cars.

What is a hybrid car?  In this blog, we will take you through what a hybrid car is, what does a hybrid car mean and explain how a hybrid car works.

Hybrid Drive vehicles have a petrol engine, an electric motor with the technology to select the best combination of petrol and electric power, based on the vehicle’s driving needs with the electric motor and battery to control the car.

The vehicle, when accelerating, requires more power; thus, the engine will use petrol. At cruising speeds and when the car breaks, the engine redirects excess power to help recharge the hybrid battery. At a complete stop, the petrol engine switches off, saving fuel and reducing CO₂ emissions.

With two power sources to call on, the electric motor and hybrid battery support the petrol engine, meaning less fuel is needed to power the vehicle. Hybrid vehicles will never need to use a power socket. The electric batteries recharge when you drive.

Type of hybrid cars available in the Australian market.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Honda Accord VTi-LX Hybrid
Subaru Forester Hybrid L
Lexus LS 500h Hybrid (2020)
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV (2020)


Issues currently facing Toyota is supplying at the moment.. Rav 4’s for example are a 6-12 month wait. And Subaru’s are basically all factory orders for any model

There is no question the world is moving and quickly to hybrid and full electric vehicles in the future and Volvo is a great example of this who have committed to only making fully electric vehicles by 2030.

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