December 15, 2009

Understanding Series Hybrids

Series Hybrids

Exclusive summary about Understanding Series Hybrids by Thomas Ajava

The term hybrid refers to a car that runs on both an internal combustion engine and electric motor. The classic approach to hybrid cars is something known as the parallel hybrid power design. In this approach, an electric motor and internal combustion engine both take turns powering the car.

The series hybrid is similar to a parallel hybrid in that the car has both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. The series hybrid has an engine, but it is not connected to the drive train of the car. The series hybrid is propelled only by an electric motor.

The same idea translates to the series hybrid. You don't see more classic series hybrids because of power issues. Series hybrids are unlikely to become a dominant player in the hybrid market.

Hybrids - The Odd Safety Problem

Exclusive summary about Hybrids - the Odd Safety Problem by Dirk Gibson

The rest of the auto world is kicking out hybrids like there is no tomorrow. There are even hybrid motorcycles on the drawing board. Could a hybrid Ferrari be next?

The hybrids are generally positively reviewed. The problem? The car is silent and there is no vibration since the engine isn't running. The silence of the hybrid car or truck. The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 is a proposed bill that would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to set safety standards that would comprise some type of warning system for people on the road. Maybe I'll dial up a Lamborghini engine noise for my 1968 VW Van or a 1968 VW Van noise for my Ferrari [I wish]!

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