When a vehicle utilizes more than one form of onboard energy, to achieve propulsion, it is hybrid in nature.A hybrid vehicle will have a traditional internal-combustion engine and a fuel tank, also one or more electric motors and a battery pack. People are usually confused between hybrid cars and electric cars.  Hybrids are usually gasoline burning machines. They use their electric bits to collect and reuse energy, which goes to waste in a standard car. In theoretic terms, a diesel-electric hybrid would be a lot more fuel efficient. But hybrid systems and diesel engines both cost extra. Up to this point, installing both in the same vehicle has proven to be expensive. Not all hybrids possess the attributes in equal measure. When compared to others, some hybrids have more power. Hybrids usually employ either nickel metal hydrid batteries or lithium-ion batteries.

hybrid cars

  1. The Toyota Camry

    This car comes in petrol and hybrid models. The hybrid model has accounted for 705 of car sales in India. It is powered by a DOHC VVT-i 2.5-litre petrol unit paired to an electric motor. There are 3 models available: EV, Eco and   The mileage of the Toyota Camry is 19.16kmpl (ARAI). It is priced around 30-31 lakhs. However, this particular model is no longer in existence.

  2. Honda Accord

    The Honda Accord was introduced in India in 2016. It has comforts of leather upholstery, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, all-LED lighting (inside-out) and electrically adjustable front seats among the usual features. It also has a sunroof. It has a petrol fuel type with a fuel capacity of 60 liters. The Honda Accord has an impressive mileage of 23.10kmpl. The price of this car is around 43 lakhs.

 

  1. Volvo XC90

    This model was launched in the September of 2016.  It features a 2.0 petrol motor. It is both supercharged as well as turbocharged. The Volvo XC90 is a 4 seater, along with a cruise control as well as the sunroof. It has an excellent performance with an engine of 1969 cc. The mileage is 42.00 kmpl. The cost of this car reaches 1 crore, but it is worth it; considering the features.

 

  1. Toyota Prius

    The fourth generation of the Prius was launched in India in February 2017. The Toyota Prius is powered by a 1.8-liter petrol engine. The Prius has a mileage of 26.27kmpl. In terms of technology, the Toyota Prius is well equipped. It has leather seats, chrome door handles, eco-driving indicator, touchscreen infotainment display with 10-speaker JBL sound system, pitch and bounce control, follow-me-home headlamps, seat heater for the front two seats, heads-up display, wireless smartphone charger, dual automatic AC and seven airbags. The price of the Toyota Prius is about 44 lakhs.

 

  1. BMW i8

    BMW is in the process of getting a facelift to the i8 model by the end of 2017. The hybrid car will get upgrades in terms of powertrain, chassis, and overall design. The current design has 1.5-liter petrol motor which generates 362hp. The updated design is said to generate 425 horsepower, which is an approximate increase of 18%. The car is equipped with a cruise control, sunroof, a seating capacity of 4 as well as a boot space of 154 litres. The mileage is 47.45 kmpl.  The price of the car is more than 2 crores.

 

  1. Audi A3 e-tron

    The Audi e-Tron is a series of electric and hybrid cars from the Audi company. There are many e-tron concepts of the Audi: e-tron Frankfurt, Detroit show car Audi e-tron, A1 e-tron, e-Tron Spyder, A3 e-tron all-electric concept, A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid concept was revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.  This plug-in hybrid car can reach a top speed of 220km/h (140mph). The car has an average fuel efficiency of 1.25L. The price for the  Audi A3 e-tron starts from 37900 Euros. However, this car is not available for sale in India.

 

  1. Volkswagen Passat GTE

    The Passat GTE is a plug-in hybrid car launched by Volkswagen. This model has an 85 kW three-phase permanent magnet synchronous electric motor, coupled with a 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi) and a total range of 965 km (600 mi). The top speed of the Passat GTE is 219 km/h (136mph). The price for this car ranges from between 28 to 31 Lakhs. However, it isn’t available in India.

 

Hybrid cars have become increasingly popular. Hybrid cars have pros and cons, but the pros outweigh the cons.  One of the disadvantages of a hybrid car is that it may have less power. Yet, at the same time hybrid cars can be quite expensive.  However, hybrid cars are environmentally friendly. They are not as dependent on fossil fuels as the other cars are.  They are built from light materials,the engine is also lighter. Due to this, hybrid cars require less energy to run. Even though hybrid cars can be expensive, they have a high resale value. Many people are looking for environment-friendly means of transport, so it becomes easy to sell your car if you wish to do so. Hybrid cars are a benefit to both oneself and to the environment.