Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) combine power from both an internal combustion engine and a high-voltage electric source. The vehicle is run by a battery powered electric source, which is charged by the internal combustion engine. When the vehicle reaches the limit of electric drive the internal combustion engine takes over, increasing driver confidence that the
Painful prices at the pump are forcing many drivers to rethink their current means of transportation. CBS Moneywatch.com’s Sumi Das explains how you can figure out whether or not a hybrid car is worth it.
Video Rating: / 5 What is a series hybrid? How do series hybrids work? Series hybrid cars use an engine to power a generator, which generates electricity to power a motor, which drives the wheels. Series hybrid cars can run with the engine on, using stored energy in a battery to power the driving motors.