(Toyota Prius Hybrid)
A hybrid is a car that is powered by a normal engine, an electric motor and a hybrid battery.
The major difference between hybrid cars and regular cars is how they operate. Hybrid cars can switch linking the petrol engine and electric motor, or combine both power sources depending on the driving scenarios.
Hybrid cars are incredibly fuel efficient as they tend to only use the engine for accelerating, climbing hills or when extra power is required.
Hybrid cars also have a unique mechanism for charging the motor's battery, called regenerative braking.
Whenever the car brakes, the heat and energy released from the wheels turns the electric motor, which becomes its own power generator and charges the battery.
The hybrid vehicles tend to have lower carbon monoxide emissions due to their improved fuel economy and their ability to part operate in electric - only mode.
Toyota Prius is the top selling hybrid car in the world, with more than 1.6 million units sold since year 2000 to April 2016.
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