Hybrid Car FAQs
By Adrian Castillo
As automobile technology has continued to evolve over the years, hybrid cars have become more and more popular among consumers. It’s easy to see why, of course, as these vehicles not only look good and drive well, but they also contribute to the industry’s move toward smarter and greener innovations. Whether you’re a prospective hybrid owner, you’re new to driving a hybrid, or you simply want to learn more about these vehicles, Bumblebee Batteries is here to help. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about hybrid cars.
How Do Hybrid Cars Work?
Hybrid cars run on a combination of an internal combustion engine (ICE) and one or more electric motors, which use energy stored in batteries. At times, the ICE does all the work, though the electric motor does the work at other times as well. And yes, the two also work together. The result is outstanding fuel efficiency!
How Do You Charge a Hybrid Car?
While there are plug-in hybrids, most hybrid vehicles recharge themselves through the process of regenerative braking. This happens while you’re driving. As you come to a stop—whether at a stoplight, stop sign, or in traffic—your car’s kinetic energy is transferred into stored energy, thus charging the electric motor.
What Are the Benefits of Driving a Hybrid Car?
There’s plenty to love about driving a hybrid car, starting with the fuel efficiency they offer. Because of their design, you’ll face far fewer trips to the gas station. Not only does that mean more convenience, but it also means more savings. Of course, the positive impact these vehicles have on the environment—and the automobile industry—makes them even better.
What’s the Difference Between a Hybrid Car and an Electric Vehicle (EV)?
As previously discussed, hybrid vehicles work through a combination of an internal combustion engine and electric motor(s). The key difference with electric vehicles (EVs) is that they run entirely through the electric motors and their high-voltage batteries—they don’t possess internal combustion engines.
How Long Do Hybrid Batteries Last?
The lifespan of your hybrid battery may depend on a variety of factors, but these batteries are generally built to last for eight years/100,000 miles. In some cases, they can last 10 years/150,000 miles.
What Happens When It’s Time to Replace My Hybrid Battery?
When your hybrid battery does reach the end of its lifespan, it’s important to partner with a company you can trust for the replacement. The good news is, Bumblebee Batteries can be that company for you. We proudly provide mobile battery installation services throughout the U.S., offering both new and rebuilt batteries for all of the top hybrid models from the likes of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, Lexus, and GMC. And as hybrid owners ourselves, we can be trusted to provide you with only the best for your beloved vehicle.
To learn more about hybrid cars or find out about the outstanding hybrid battery replacement options we have to offer, get in touch with the experts at Bumblebee Batteries today. We’d love to answer any questions you might have!