A HYBRIDVEHICLE is any vehicle that utilizes a combination of an internal combustion engine running on traditional fossil fuels and a battery-powered electric motor for propulsion. The most basic and common configuration is to simply place the electric motor in line with the main drive train, and to have the electric motor draw from battery power and aid the internal combustion engine while the vehicle is undergoing acceleration. The act of accelerating burns more fuel than simply cruising at a constant speed, so the assistance of the electric motor during acceleration acts to conserve fossil fuels. Likewise, as the vehicle undergoes deceleration, the reverse rotation of the electric motor acts to recharge the battery. The electric motor is utilized more frequently if the vehicle makes ...

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