01 August, 2022
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Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV): Explained
Automakers like Maruti, Toyota, and Honda have launched more hybrid electric vehicles in India.
What is a hybrid electric vehicle?
How do HEV powertrains work?
[Powertrains means an assembly of gears and associated parts by which power is transmitted from the engine to the driving axel.]
In all three, the battery is recharged through regenerative braking technology.
How does a regenerative braking System (RBS) work?
A regenerative braking system (RBS) used in automotive applications has several advantages like better braking efficiency in stop-and-go traffic which enhances fuel economy and also helps in reducing carbon emissions. Besides, RBS also helps in energy optimization resulting in minimum energy wastage.
Types Of Hybrid Vehicles:
The HEVs can be categorized into micro, mild and full hybrid vehicles, based on the degree of hybridization.
Full HEVs offer better fuel economy compared with the other two types of HEVs but they also cost more than them.
What is the main advantage of using hybrid technology??
FAME India – Hybrid and Electric vehicles scheme
HEV has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and achieve the Paris climate commitment. Countries need to collaborate for technology transfer and to create global as well as domestic markets for EVs.
Source: The Hindu
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