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What is a Hybrid Car?

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If you’re looking for a more efficient way to commute around Wallingford, then a hybrid vehicle is a great option. So what is a hybrid car exactly and what is the hybrid car meaning? A hybrid vehicle is essentially a car that runs on an electric motor with a gasoline engine. Both of these power sources work together to provide a great fuel economy in your new vehicle.

When the time comes to upgrade your Milford model to something more efficient that will help you save more at the pump, you should consider a hybrid car. In the meantime, learn more about what a hybrid car is, the different hybrid powertrains, and more with our team at Hamden Chevrolet in Hamden.

Types of Hybrid Cars

So what is the hybrid car meaning? It means that this vehicle has an electric motor and gasoline engine as power sources. Both of these sources work together to maximize fuel efficiency. However, before you choose a hybrid vehicle, you’ll want to know about the different types of hybrid vehicles available. We’ve provided a brief breakdown of the different types below:

Parallel Hybrid

The most common type of hybrid model is a parallel hybrid. These cars have the electric motor and gas engine connected to the same transmission whether that’s an automatic, manual, or CVT. Parallel hybrids blend their two power sources together to propel the vehicle forward.

Series Hybrid

With series hybrid models, you’ll also find both an electric motor paired with a gas engine. The main difference is that the electric motor is paired directly with the transmission and acts as the sole power source of the vehicle. The gasoline engine in a series hybrid model acts as a generator for the electric motors.

Plug-In Hybrid

A plug-in hybrid isn’t much different than a parallel hybrid in the fact that they both offer electric motors and gas engines that are connected to the transmission. What makes a plug-in hybrid so special is that they have increased battery packs that can help you drive farther in North Haven on the electric motors alone. When regularly driving short distances, you can drive solely on electric power, come home, and charge the plig-in hybrid to recharge the battery packs. If you run out of battery power, the gas engine will kick in and you can continue your commute.

Your Hybrid Vehicle is Waiting for you at Hamden Chevrolet!

At Hamden Chevrolet near Milford, you can find a new or pre-owned hybrid model for sale that suits you and your driving needs. Learn about our models, our car-buying tips, and more when you contact our team.

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