Did you know the first hybrid vehicle was introduced in the late 1990s? It was the one-and-only Toyota Prius, which is still one of the top-selling hybrid models today. However, there’s a bit more competition now. A hybrid car is attractive to many car buyers for its ability to save on fuel, slash emissions, and, essentially, save the planet. How is that possible? A hybrid model combines a gas engine, which is what is found in a traditional vehicle, with an electric motor and hybrid battery. Because of the engine component, it still requires gasoline, but that is not its sole provider of power. The electric motor also supplies power, which is driven by the battery. How does the battery charge? By both the engine and regenerative braking. Regenerative braking is an energy-recovering phenomenon that, while slowing down a car, takes its kinetic energy and converts it into an electric form that can be used then or stored for later!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can hybrid batteries by repaired?
Yes. Hybrid batteries can be repaired by trained mechanics.
2. Can I repair my hybrid battery?
As a vehicle owner, you have the right to repair any part of your vehicle. Hybrid batteries are high voltage systems and it is recommended for those to be repaired by trained mechanics.
3. Are hybrid vehicles expensive to repair?
Hybrid vehicles have more expensive parts, but that does not mean they are more expensive to repair than other non-hybrid vehicles.
4. Where can I go to have my hybrid battery repaired?
If you have a hybrid battery that you suspect is in need of repair, you can take it to an independent repair shop, where they have mechanics that are specially trained and qualified to repair your hybrid battery/vehicle.
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