THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF CAR WITH TWO POWER SOURCES; HOWEVER, THE COMBINATION OF PETROL/DIESEL AND ELECTRIC MOTOR IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MOTORING. THERE ARE THREE MAIN TYPES OF HYBRID: MICRO, MILD AND THE SYSTEM WE EMPLOY: FULL HYBRID.
The most sophisticated of all hybrid systems - and the one used in our cars - full hybrid cars can be powered by just the electric motor, the combustion engine or by both. Normally, when starting and driving at low speeds, the car is silently powered by the electric motor only - no CO2 emissions produced and no fuel used. The combustion engine seamlessly takes over at higher speeds and, when needed the electric motor provides extra power (when accelerating, for example). A full hybrid system intelligently selects the most appropriate power source and captures much more energy through regenerative braking to charge the battery, which powers the one or more powerful electric motors in the car.
Although not strictly a hybrid (electricity from the battery is not used to propel the car), what is more commonly known as 'Stop-Start' does enable a modest reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. When the car comes to a halt, the petrol/diesel engine is shut down (at traffic lights, for example) and re-starts only when the driver activates the accelerator. The engine is instantly re-started by the alternator, which is powered by the car's battery which, in turn, receives a small boost charge from energy recouped during braking.
There are two types of mild hybrid – parallel and series. A parallel mild hybrid uses the same ‘Stop-Start’ system as a micro hybrid plus it uses the electric motor to supplement the engine during acceleration. It cannot usually power the car by the electric motor alone. It is powered by a battery which is charged either by capturing energy usually lost through braking or by the engine slightly over-performing at cruising speed. A series mild hybrid propels the car by an electric motor which is charged by a petrol engine or during deceleration.
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