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Unformatted text preview: In a parallel hybrid, the internal combustion unit and the electric motor assist each other in driving the transmission. In a series hybrid, the internal combustion unit generates power for the electric motor which drives the transmission. 7) What are some of the drawbacks of hybrids? Expensive technology, payback in savings too long. 8) What are some of the alternative hybrid cars? What fuel do they use and why? Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars are an alternative, the thought being that hydrogen is the most plentiful resource in the universe and also happens to be combustible....
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