The drive for hybrid technology is growing. By 2025, it is expected that one in four cars sold globally will be hybrid.1
Hybrids are powered by multiple energy sources:
Hybrids repeatedly switch between the electric motor and internal combustion engine (ICE).
The electric motor typically powers a hybrid at lower speeds and for urban driving. The ICE is used for higher speeds or when the battery needs recharging. In some hybrid technologies, the electric motor and ICE can work concurrently to move the vehicle.
The battery can also be recharged by regenerative braking, plus external electricity sources for certain types of hybrids.
Learn about mild hybrids, full hybrids and plug-in hybrids in our simple guide.
Find out about the three main challenges faced by hybrid engines.
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The right lubricant can make all the difference in dealing with the challenges of hybrids. Find the right oil for your hybrid here.