How Hybrid Cars Produce Better Gas Mileage

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 17:16

Hybrid Car Cutaway Converting Gas To BatteryThe computerized Hybrid vehicles detect when to alternate the power from gas to electric. Your benefits are cost effective in fuel or gas, and using a rechargeable battery. In addition, there is less emission produce in hybrid cars opposed to conventional automobiles, which is better for the environment and the economy. Depending on the economy it may produce more jobs having more hybrids in production. It seems that hybrids are here to stay being that it is low cost and easy to maintain.

Hybrid cars have better gas mileage, as it uses both the engine and motor it converts gas to energy and it automatically stores in the rechargeable battery. When you completely brake or make a full stop using the brakes the Hybrid car recreates energy into electricity storing it in the battery. Like any other car the engine and motor forces the vehicle to move forward, backward and so forth. While cruising in the hybrid car the engine shuts down and the battery does all the work saving you a whole lot of fuel.

If you purchased a Hybrid after December 31, 2005 you may qualify for a tax break up to $3,400, so ask your accountant or tax professional for more information.

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30 Responses to “How Hybrid Cars Produce Better Gas Mileage”

  1. LED Eric says:

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    New hybrid cars are using a kind of generator brake. When you let acceleration unpushed, the car’s brakes are working and produce electricity to charge battery

  2. Hummer limos for sale says:

    March 20th, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Hybrid vehicle has two sources of power – petrol and electricity. Today’s hybrids combine a petrol engine with one or more electric motors.

  3. Ardi says:

    March 21st, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Hybrid cars give many advantages like for environment, cost, save energy, and for the economy. But I don’t know, How many people that use hybrid car today. Have people used electric car ?

  4. Convertible Car Tops says:

    March 24th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    People seem to be intimidated by the cost of hybrid cars. In the long run they are a lot cheaper than gas fueled cars. People just need to do research.

  5. Landrover says:

    April 6th, 2009 at 9:31 am

    hybrid cars save energy in two ways:
    1.by storing energy from the breaks
    2.by engaging the gas motor only in it’s most effective work RPM meaning that the system will engage the gas motor mostly at coursing speed (close to the most efficient motor RPM)
    Having said the above, driving in the city almost never gets you to the efficient RPM.

    Also- it is true that the same energy that is being stored in the cars’ battery needed to be generated by chemic energy. The cool thing about it is that the pollution can be outside of the city and not in the city. (Like in San Francisco, the electric buses generate the same pollution as a gas buses it is just not in the city.

    You can also add that electric engines are much quieter then gas engines.

    So- all in all- I the hybrid benefits are more visible in city driving

  6. suv accessories says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    This is a great article. Hybrid cars are really awesome if only they are priced a bit cheaper, then more people would choose it over the regular petrol cars.

  7. cars says:

    April 15th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Nice article about hybrid car…
    I am looking forward to reading more from you..

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  8. PureGreenCars says:

    May 4th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    On the continuum that is hybrid technology, we typically break things down into strong, mild and micro-hybrids. Strong hybrids include systems like Toyota’s hybrid synergy drive, Ford’s hybrid system and General Motors two-mode system. Micro-hybrids are really nothing more than automatic start stop systems. The first manufacturer to build a system that fits into the mild category is generally considered to be Honda with it’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system as used in the Civic and Insight.

  9. Redline Motive says:

    May 14th, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Some hybrids are too expensive starting out, like the Prius. By the time you add in the fuel savings, you would need to have driven for 10 years to make up the cost. If you’re buying a hybrid, buy one lower priced like the Honda insight, or wait until hybrid prices come down as technologies get perfected.

  10. Lee@Vehicle Services says:

    May 17th, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Jason’s stats were very interesting. However surely, there must be big enough savings to make these things worth while?? Another hidden cost to these things to consider is the higher maintenance costs. I do believe there are tax incentives to buying a hybrid vehicle however, which could offset some of the higher costs.

  11. Costa Mesa Auto Repair says:

    May 24th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    The plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt will take MPG’s to a whole new level. The X-Prize will also generate a few 100 mpg hybrids as well. I like the Fisker, though that is developing a hydrogen fuel cell assist for their electric car.

  12. Lee@Maintenance Repair says:

    June 16th, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Great article, the main problem with hybrids at the moment is the cost, once that comes down i can see them becoming very popular

  13. DJM@David Mohlman says:

    July 7th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hybrids are a great idea but for the price different between regular cars and hybrids and the different in actual fuel economy does not justify the cost increase that comes with owning a hybrid car. You would have to own that car for a lot longer then a few years that they typical a person keeps a car. The average person keeps a car around 4 years some even change cars every 2 years. If you are the type of person that continuously changes cars then a hybrid might not be for you.

  14. Los Angeles Infiniti Dealer says:

    July 10th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    What about the war on fossil fuels…? The hole reason we like hybrids is to minimize this dependence for better mpg. Why is going hybrid better than new-technology hydrogen cars?

  15. Edmund@Seo Singapore says:

    July 12th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    This is exciting. We need more better mileage cars as the oil crisis is probably on it’s way back again. Only this time round, we might be expecting it to hit $200 per barrel.

  16. Greg P. says:

    July 27th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    It is amazing to think hybrid engines can recapture energy from the car when braking, rather than just having the energy lost as heat applied to the brakes. They call it regenerative braking since you are regaining energy from the gasoline motor when you brake. The resistance that your brakes normally provide is instead send to the drive train causing the wheels to slow down. In return, this turns the electric motor in the opposite direction, which effectively functions as a generator. Energy is converted to electricity and is stored in a battery until it can be used to power the electric motor.

  17. noah@aquariums says:

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Oil is actually only around $60 a barrel. The reason it was so high last year was because of the distortion in the commodities markets.

  18. Factory Service Manual says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Gas price has gone up and the price of a hybrid car is still high especially for luxury hybrids. It really depends how long you drive the car and whether it’s all city or highway driving. Depends on your need and figure out your approximate fuel cost for a year, then you will be able to find out whether purchasing an hybrid is right for you.
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  19. Susan | Trade In's says:

    September 9th, 2009 at 3:56 am

    This is just fantastic I always knew that there were great benefits to having a hybrid, but didn’t know about all of these, I truly believe that more of these cars have to be produced and we all should rather convert to them, any thing to save on the environment.

  20. angel chen says:

    October 27th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    My car didn’t qualify for the Cash for Clunkers thing 🙁 otherwise I would have gotten a hybrid car.

  21. Terence@Electric Car News says:

    November 3rd, 2009 at 7:21 am

    I quite like the hybrid car idea. Especially now that we can have a plug-in hybrid car, that can also be topped up from a plug. At the moment it has an edge on a 100% electric car – it is autonomous and mobile, once you run out of electricity, the petrol engine kicks in.
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  22. C. Loh@Oil Rig Jobs says:

    November 17th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Electric cars and alternative fuel cars are necessary for the future. Hybrid cars (running on gasoline) are an important intermediate step. While the world is NOT running out of oil anytime soon, it IS running out of cheap oil. Many oil fields today have reached “peak oil”, which means that they are no longer able to produce oil at maximum capacity. New oil fields (like Exxon’s new discoveries off Brazil) will be farther and farther offshore, as well as having to drill deeper and deeper to produce oil. This means oil will be much more expensive to produce. It is only a matter of time before oil becomes too valuable to produce hi-tech materials. When that time comes, only critical applications like military vehicles will still be allowed to burn oil for energy. That’s the real reason why “Green” technology is important.

    Some have said that the recent spike in oil prices (2008) was caused by speculators. IMO, this is probably not completely true. If it were, OPEC would have kept its mouth shut and quietly pumped more oil to make more money (exploiting the high oil prices) until the wave of speculation ended. IMO, the reason they made so much noise about speculation was because they couldn’t pump more oil (probably because their oil fields have peaked).
    .-= C. Loh@Oil Rig Jobs´s last blog ..Oil Drilling Rig Jobs – Why Look For Entry Level Roustabout Jobs And Offshore Drilling Rig Jobs? =-.

  23. Custom 4x4 trucks says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Hybrid cars will have a great demand in future because of less cost as compare to petrol. But in starting days every company will get good amount for this car.
    Good Article.

  24. Truck Accessories says:

    December 9th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    1. Tax break would be very useful, especially when you will find out that batteries must be replaced once in awhile (in 2 years approximately). This would never come across your mind before the purchasing the hybrid.
    2. The more complex the mechanism is, the more chances to have it break once in a while. Having two engines you have twice as much chances to have one brake and this would definitely cause the car to stop driving, whichever engine is down.

    With all that in mind I’d rather purchase a gas car for long rides and EV for short distance rides. Still save and have more chances. Why not?

  25. Vanessa says:

    July 14th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    It is amazing how the car recharges itself by coming to a complete stop. They should use this kind of technology in other types of car, this would cure our economic crisis with fuel.

  26. Classic Old Cars says:

    August 21st, 2010 at 2:10 am

    It must be good info. I think Hybrid cars will be famous customize cars in future. because of increasing the demand as compare to others.you compared the nissan, toyota etc in gas mileage with the mercedes, but it is not the same car, mercedes guarantees confort, safety, status.hybrid cars that make the top of your list cost several thousand bucks more than their regular version.

  27. Andrew@Motorhomes , Used RV says:

    September 9th, 2010 at 2:11 am

    By using Hybrid cars and other vehicles we can save fuel, because in hybrid vehicles engines are made by using some advance technology. And it’s beneficial for economic growth.

  28. Joel@hgh says:

    June 30th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    One feature of hybrid cars is that the gas engine shuts off automatically when the car stops moving. This makes hybrid cars much quieter than gasoline-powered vehicles while they are idling.

  29. Pressure Compression Socks says:

    September 2nd, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    California also used to allow owners to get a special pass to use the carpool lane. Hybrids are great though.

  30. Eric says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Hybrids are overpriced. You can get a high efficiency vehicle that gets very good gas mileage for over $10K less than a hybrid.