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Hybrid Electric Hybrid Electric Vehicles Vehicles Andrew Gladue Andrew Gladue GS 200 GS 200 Alternative Fuel Group Alternative Fuel Group
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What Are Hybrid Electric What Are Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) Vehicles (HEV) A hybrid vehicle provides better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle. It has a smaller engine size and may be ran at various speeds, providing more efficiency. Other techniques may be used to recover or reduce waste energy (such as regenerative braking and shutting down the combustion engine). Typically consists of a gas engine and brake system that runs a generator to charge battery, allowing better mileage. Known for superb gas mileage and minimal pollution Producing less than 1 pound of smog emissions per 1500 miles of operation. (80-90% cleaner) California is home to 20,000 hybrids (out of 20 million vehicles)
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Hybrid Vehicle’s Engine and Hybrid Vehicle’s Engine and Battery Battery
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History of Hybrids History of Hybrids in the U.S. in the U.S. 1839 – First electric vehicle created. 1899 – Electric Vehicle Company (EVC) established. 1904 – Henry Ford created first gas powered vehicles. 1905 – First concept of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. American engineer Herbert Piper filed for a patent for a hybrid vehicle. 1966 – U.S. Congress passes bill to fund HEV research.
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