How Do Hybrid Cars Work?

By Adrian Castillo

How Do Hybrid Cars Work?If you’ve never owned a hybrid car before and you’re thinking about investing in one, you probably have plenty of questions, including a major one: “How do hybrid cars work?” Even if you have owned one before or currently own one, it’s not unlikely that you still have questions! When it comes to the technology behind a vehicle, especially a hybrid, things can sound complicated. That’s why we’re here to help. If you’re interested in finding out how hybrid cars work, let us break it down for you.

What Makes a Hybrid Car Run?

Like the traditional vehicles you’re probably familiar with, hybrid cars run on gasoline and 12-volt lead-acid batteries. But the difference, of course, is the presence of the hybrid battery, which is responsible for the vehicle’s outstanding fuel economy. The hybrid battery keeps the vehicle running, with its charge coming from a process called regenerative braking. Basically, this is the conversion of the vehicle’s kinetic energy into stored energy, thus recharging the battery, when the driver applies the brakes. On the whole, though, a hybrid car’s hybrid battery works together with its gas engine, with the switch between the two being a seamless process. Simply put, the two working in conjunction is what makes these vehicles hybrids in the first place.

How Often Does a Hybrid Battery Have to Be Replaced?

There are plenty of benefits that come with driving a hybrid car, such as fuel efficiency, less wear and tear on the gas engine, and the fact that you’re contributing to the industry’s trend toward smarter and greener technology. However, there will inevitably come a time when you need to replace your hybrid battery to keep the vehicle running. The typical battery has a warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles, so it’s not as if this is something you have to worry about frequently.

Who to Call When You Need a Hybrid Battery Replacement

When you do need a hybrid battery replacement, Bumblebee Batteries is the company to partner with. Our expert team crafts both new and rebuilt batteries for all of the most popular hybrid models from the likes of Honda, Toyota, and Nissan. You can trust the caliber of our replacements, as they are sure to provide you with years of reliable performance. We perform installations out of our shop in Gresham, Oregon, but we can also serve you wherever you are through our convenient mobile installations.

If you want to speak with an expert to learn more about how hybrid cars work—or if you want to learn more about the hybrid batteries we have to offer—contact Bumblebee Batteries today.

 
 

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