What is a Hybrid or Partially Electrified Vehicle? - Explained

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Consumers are intelligent than any previous years. Consumers do tend to choose the best out of the best which are available in the market. Getting a car also has become a mandatory requirement. People do a deep analysis when buying a car compared to many other complex product.

Major requirements of a person who wish to purchase a car is, what's the mpg of the vehicle? How economical the spare parts for the vehicle? Is it zero emission? Will the vehicle suites my requirements of purchasing a vehicle?

With the climate change there is a trend in the world to go zero emission with the intention to reduce the emission of green house gases to the atmosphere, people tend to purchase hybrid or partially electrified vehicles which also gives the owner of better fuel efficiency. 

Miles Per Gallon

Hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do have two ways of energy sources to drive the car. The main energy source is the gasoline or diesel engine which works as the main powertrain to the vehicle. The next is the electric motor which is connected to the automatic transmission box. When the gasoline or diesel engine is running idle, the engine itself pulling the electric motor and the motor act as an alternator like component to generate electricity and to store them inside the battery pack.




 When the driver request energy to rotate the wheel by pushing the paddle, the electric motor gives the power to the automatic transmission box to make the car go forward up to a certain extend if the driver needs more power then the gasoline or diesel engine will start running again to provide required power to the wheels.

When the Driver brakes the vehicle, electric motors are capable of capturing the energy which is transferred to the electric motor by the automatic transmission box in the car and storing that inside the battery.



Due to all the energy conversion factors hybrid or partially electrified vehicle can deliver more energy which stored inside the battery. Since there's less fuel burning happening inside the engine and the driver can experience better and smoother performance of the car hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do have better miles per gallon ratio.

Performance

Compared to gasoline or diesel powered vehicles, hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do have better performance, better handling and better efficiency.

Since there are two ways to power up the vehicle rather compared to single energy source and non-renewable energy source vehicles, hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do have better performance. When the driver needs power sudden acceleration is delivered by electric motors and sustainable long range toque can be delivered to the driver by using the gasoline or diesel engine.

When the driver is breaking the vehicle, hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do use rapid energy conversion with the automatic transmission box, breaking is more efficient compared to single energy source vehicle which are in the market except for fully electrified vehicles.


Because almost all the hybrid and partially electrified vehicles are all wheel drive, the vehicle delivers more control to the driver when making faster bends and rainy and slippery roads.

Cabin Capacity

How many people can I accommodate inside the car is the next biggest question who is planning to buy a fully electrified vehicle. How much of cargo can I put in the trunk, How much of people can be seated inside the car and what's the legroom of the cabin are few questions from any person who used to ask when purchasing a car.

There are many manufactures including Mitsubishi who offered 7 seater vehicles to the market and the most famous seating capacity is 5 seater seating capacity to the passengers.


Cost of the vehicle

Compared with the single fuel type vehicle like gasoline or diesel powered vehicle to fully electrified vehicle hybrid or partially electrified vehicles and fully electrified vehicles do carry higher price tag in the economy car category.

Due to the rare earth materials which are used in the process of manufacturing hybrid or partially electrified vehicles the price tag of the vehicles aren't cheap. But hybrid or partially electrified vehicles do deliver long term profit compared with gasoline or diesel powered vehicles which are available in the market.