A generation ago, it was all about cars with an all-electric range.
But this time around, it seems cars with all-wheel drive, and maybe even a fully electric range, will be the norm.
The new generation of electric cars is here.
They’re called ‘hybrid electric vehicles’, and they have the potential to radically change the way we drive.
The next version of EVs is coming.
And if you’re worried about the future of electric vehicles, you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Hybrid cars are safer and more efficient than petrol-electric vehicles, and are often built in more compact form than conventional petrol- and diesel-powered cars.
Here’s what you need to know about them.
They don’t have to be gas-powered: Most hybrid cars will be electric, meaning the only electricity they use is from their battery pack.
The same is true of petrol-powered vehicles.
Hybrid vehicles are also often more fuel efficient than conventional vehicles, so it’s better for them to run on batteries, rather than on petrol.
They also have less emissions and have higher fuel economy.
Hybrid models are generally cheaper to buy than petrol cars, and can be delivered cheaper than conventional ones.
They are quieter than petrol: Hybrid cars don’t sound like they’re in the passenger seat.
Instead, they have soundproof windows and doors.
This reduces noise and vibration, which is important for quiet journeys.
Hybrid EVs have less energy consumption than petrol engines, so they are less likely to be polluting your environment.
They can be fitted with all sorts of extras: In some cases, a hybrid car can be equipped with a range extender to help reduce its emissions and pollution levels.
This is a common feature in the market today, but it’s one that’s about to become more common in the future.
In a future when hybrids are the norm, a range-extender could also be fitted, reducing fuel consumption by a few kilograms.
They offer better protection from the elements: If you’re driving on a road in the cold or snow, the battery can store a lot of energy, but if the car gets hit by an avalanche or snowstorm, the energy is lost.
In this case, the car will need to be replaced.
Hybrid systems also use less energy when they’re parked, and have less of a problem with leaks.
If you want to save energy while travelling, you might consider installing a range extension.
They make your commute more pleasant: A hybrid car doesn’t need to make the same amount of noise as a petrol- or diesel-engined car, and will always be quieter.
In fact, it can be quieter and safer than a petrol car.
They won’t have as much air pollution, and they won’t need as many breaks.
This means that you won’t get a sense of the traffic jam that could be caused by a diesel- or petrol-engine car.
Hybrid electric vehicles are better for city driving than petrol ones.
They’ve never been designed for the city: Many of today’s hybrids have never been used on the streets, so there’s not much history to go on.
But, with the right technology, you could potentially design a car that’s capable of using a hybrid system to get around the city safely.
They save you money: It’s possible to have a hybrid electric vehicle that costs about the same as a conventional petrol or diesel car, but with all the benefits of a hybrid.
For example, it’s likely to have better fuel economy, quieter emissions and a range that’s comparable to a petrol or gas-engines.
Hybrid technology could save you a lot money on petrol and diesel, and make it easier to buy.
But remember that these are only the tip of the iceberg.
Hybrid technologies are just the beginning.
Hybrid engines will be used in electric vehicles for the next decade or so, and as such, it will be important to look at the wider context and take stock of what is already available.
For more on electric vehicles and the future, check out our article on the history of electric motors.