How Hybrids Work

This animation describes how hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power for electronic devices and power tools.

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U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Use in conjunction with other features on the fuel economy page to provide greater depth and other research opportunities for students.

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