Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) charged through regenerative braking, but in a plug-in the batteries also are charged through an electrical outlet. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)A BEV doesn’t have a gas engine on-board and is totally reliant on the batteries. Since BEV’s don’t have a gasoline engine, it means they have more room for batteries, so their battery-only range is much higher than a PHEV.
Electric taxicabs in England, Electric Vehicle Company, bankruptcy, Henry Ford (1904) assembly line and the advent of the self-starting gas engine signaled the rapid decline in hybrid cars by 1920Electric Rover 1888
Presentation of Netta Laczkovics
BME Mechanical Engineering
BSc in Industrial Design Engineering
A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to
move the vehicle. The term most commonly refers to Hybrid Electric
Vehicles (HEVs) which combines an internal combustion engine and one or
more electric motors.
The spread of Hybrids
Problems -Harmful effects on the Earth’s environment
-Dependence of fossil fuels
-High fuel prices
Electric cars ar not the answer: while electric vehicles are qualified as Zero
Emission, they are not quite practical. Only ideal for short trips around town,
but not so good for cross-country trips…
…This is where hybrid technology becomes key!
Types of hybrid cars
Electric hybrids: use the electric motor as their alternative energy source
Rechargeable energy storage system (RESS)
Hydrogen hybrids: extract the element from water and add the hydrogen to
the fuel-air mixture of the vehicle
Power sources for hybrid vehicles:
Gasoline or Diesel fuel
Hybrid cars can play a significant role in solving major problems faced by the
world such as,
1. Climate change
2. Air pollution
3. Oil dependence
Consume less fuel
Producing them still harms the
environment /carbon footprint/
More weight due to heavy battery
1839, First electric vehicle
1890-1910 Significant improvement in battery technology (lead acid, nickel
1997, the first modern hybrid electric car, the Toyota Prius, was sold in Japan
1999 Honda Insinght released in US
2000, Toyota Prius available in US
2002, Honda Civic introduced
2004, Toyota Prius II introduced, Ford Escape Hybrid introduced
The future for Hybrids looks bright with rapid developments in hybrid
technology to improve engine efficiency
Due to Regenerative Braking Technology, the batteries need not to be
charged anymore by an external source.
Hybrids help reduce the dependency on fossil fuels
Do You think hybrid cars are the way of the future?
Why hybrid cars
Concern that the battery-operating engine would not last 8 years and
batteries cost $2000-$3000 to replace
Honda & Toyota both offer 10 years warrenties on the electric motor
Tax incentives for buying hybrid vehicles (in the US)
If you were given the choice between a hybrid car and a conventional car and they were
the same price which one whould you choose?
Still the hybrids might be in the cradle locks but as the technology increases
gradually „The Hybrids” would be replacing „The Conventionals” in order to
be fuel efficient and act as a Helping Hand to the Environment.
Although costly in the market but having a long term vision for the hybrids is
profound to hit the causes of helping Fuel Draught that might occur in the