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Full hybrid, mild hybrid and Electric cars




In the last few months some new electric and hybrid car and motorbike models have arrived to car dealers.

It seems to be nowadays when this kind of cars are starting to be more present in our lifes. But actually the have been with us for more than 120 years. Since 1890 decade exactly.

We have some choices to choose our car.

Mild hybrid

These cars have two engines. One of this engines is electric. The other engine is a traditional engine, wich can be diesel or gasoline.

In these cars, the electric engine helps the main engine. This happens if power needs is not so high. Doing this, fuel consumption and emissions are lower than a tradicional car.

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Full hydrid cars

These cars have two engines also. Electric and traditional one. The same  as a mild hybrid. The difference is that this kind of cars use the tradicional engine to charge the batteries which move the electric engine.

This kind of cars are able to move using only its electric engine. But their power and autonomy are low.

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Electric cars and motorbikes.

These are cars and motorbikes wichs only have installed an electric engine. Its emissions are 0, the same as its fuel consumption.

Advantages

Main advantages from this kind or vehicles are:

  • Enviromental – fuel consumption is lower than in tradicional cars. Even consumption fuel doesn´t exist if is an electric car.
  • Economic – altough the higher price, in long term is cheaper because os the low fuel consumption. Also in some countries there are grants to this vehicles, or they can park for free in restricted parking areas.

Disadvantages

But this cars have some disadavantages also:

  • Autonomy –  the big disadvantage. Some of them can hardly be driven for 100 km. But batteries and engine efficiency are improving day by day.
  • Recharge points – at the moment are not too much extended. But everyday are installed in more places to make mobility easier.

2 Comments to “Full hybrid, mild hybrid and Electric cars”

  1. Karl Kelman says:

    Integrating Autonomous Driving technology along with improvements in power sources and drive trains will help multiply fuel mileage improvements. One of the weak links in current automotive technology is sitting behind the wheel: Drivers fail to maintain a smooth speed, anticipate changing lights and changing conditions, accelerate and brake too hard.

    Autonomous vehicles could be integrated into a social network where speeds and routes and coordinated to reduce traffic jams and improve mileage.

    -Karl Kelman

    • Mitula says:

      Thanks for your comments and your appreciations Karl.

      Is quite interesting the issue about a social network wich controlled all the cars to coordinate traffic.

      It will improve not only traffic situation but also roads will be safer.

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