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Hybrid vehicles

Hybrid cars use a battery pack and one or more electric motors to supplement a traditional gasoline engine, increasing fuel efficiency. Hybrids use their gas engines to charge their batteries, and don’t need to be plugged in.

They use smaller batteries and electric motors than fully electric cars, and can’t drive much on electric power alone, but tend to weigh and cost less than electric cars while being more efficient than gas cars.

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Hybrid vehicles pair a battery pack and at least one electric motor with a gasoline-powered engine. The battery pack is charged by harvesting energy from the gas engine and regenerative braking, which then powers the electric motor to help with acceleration and low-speed driving where electric motors are more energy efficient than gas engines. This leads to greater overall efficiency than comparable gas-only vehicles.

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