How Hybrid-Electric vehicles are different from conventional vehicles: the effect of weight and power on fuel consumption
A large different type of hybrid-electric vehicles is imported to North America. The new generation (HEVs) have greater fuel consumption, are heavier, and more powerful than the first generation. We compare HEVs for sale in the United States in 2007 to conventional vehicles and pick differences in the vehicle’s weight and fuel consumption in many different vehicle types. The 1st generation HEVs compared to the newest generation. 1st generations were “Gas Guzzler”. Heavier and more powerful hybrid-electric vehicles have a BIG fuel consumption benefit. The weight penalty for fuel consumption in HEVs is much lower than in conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). If there were a change in the weight of the vehicle, say for instance 100kg. Then the gas mileage would increase by 0.7 1/100 km in HEVs.
Electric and hybrid cars both use a system that is made to lower the use of gasoline. Electric cars are all electric, meaning that they must be plugged in and charged, and that you only can travel the amount of time you charged the car. Hybrid cars use both gas and electric power to create a gas efficient a little similar to electric car without limited range of traveling. Some hybrid car owners have improved their cars evening more, to run completely on electricity except in emergency situations or when needed not too, so this really means that drivers have a choice to use either gas or electricity.
Man I like the sound of that, when I don’t have any money to fill the tank up I just plug that bad boy up to the wall and get the ROLLING!
In the 20th century most cars were electric. They were BOOMING in the automobile industry. They ran quietly, like a champ, and had good travel distance. For many different reasons, the internal combustion engine powered by gasoline jumped over the electric cars in popularity. I guessed people wanted to pay money for gas instead of using them electricity. NO SIR NOT ME, DO YOU SEE HOW EXPENSIVE GAS IS.
By the 1920s, most cars were gas powered, the electric car faded from public popularity in the late 1960s. Problems about an oil crisis and emissions drove a large amount of companies to manufacture electric cars again. These cars gained a small amount of the market share, and slowly grew in popularity and in the public eye. Since the great demand of oil, awareness about the environment caused some car owners to convert their gasoline cars to electric power, and automobile manufacturers started making electric cars a bigger part of their lineup. Modern electric cars are comparable to gasoline powered ones in terms of speed, and many of them have long ranges that can be increased at charging stations along the way. Electric cars are also nonpolluting, and can be powered using clean energy such as wind or hydropower. For this reason, they appeal to many eco-conscious consumers.