Hybrid Electric Vehicle
A Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) integrates a battery-powered motor and a gasoline-powered engine to achieve high fuel efficiency. Batteries can be recharged by kinetic energy generated from the gasoline engine and also through energy recovered from braking. HEVs are powered by electric motors that use energy from the battery during acceleration, low speed driving or when stopped. This results in lower gasoline consumption and reduces road-side emissions.
By now, many models of HEV have been adopted in Hong Kong. For example, Toyota Hybrid Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid and so on.
Toyota Hybrid Prius
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