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Dharm Dass

Working with ( Maruti Suzuki ) | Posted 13 Jun, 2018 | Car and Bikes

How many types of hybrid cars exist in the market?

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Avinash Sadum

Automotive Researcher & Writer (www.jato.com} | Posted 13 Jun, 2018

Types of hybrid cars in the Indian market:

• Mild Hybrid
• Active Hybrid
Mild Hybrid:
Mild hybrids are generally internal combustion engines equipped with an electric machine (one motor/generator in a parallel hybrid configuration) allowing the engine to be turned off whenever the car is coasting, braking, or stopped, yet restart quickly.
A micro hybrid vehicle uses what's called a "start-stop system," where regenerative braking technology helps to stop a combustion engine when the vehicle pulls to a stop, and to restart it when the driver accelerates.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS is not a hybrid vehicle like the Toyota Prius or the Camry Hybrid. ... Parallel hybrids are vehicles that use both an electric motor and internal-combustion engine to power the wheels. The electric motor gets its energy from a battery, and the engine gets its energy from the fuel.
Some more examples of Mild hybrids are
• Mahindra Scorpio
• Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
• Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Active Hybrids:
Active hybrids are Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) - A plug-in hybrid is essentially an electric vehicle that can call on gasoline to extend its range. While in charge depleting mode, the main fuel source for PHEVs is electricity since they used stored energy that was sourced from the electricity grid.
A vehicle is a hybrid if it utilizes more than one form of onboard energy to achieve propulsion. In practice, that means a hybrid will have a traditional internal-combustion engine and a fuel tank, as well as one or more electric motors and a battery pack.
Toyota's Prius, as well as the similar Lexus CT200h and Lexus HS 250h sedans, will indeed run on battery power even if they run out of gas, but not for long. ... With a strong charge prior to the gas tank hitting empty.
Some more examples of Mild hybrids are
• BMW I8
• Honda Accord
• Volvo V90 T8 Excellence