Hybrid Repair

Hybrid Repair in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Qualified and Certified to Care for Your Hybrid Car

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!