With the arrival of the Prius in 1997, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle came into existence, combining two power sources, a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Shaped by exceptional aerodynamics and enhanced driving dynamics, the Prius transcends the current concept of what a hybrid vehicle can be.
SMOOTH AND DYNAMIC ACCELERATION
The combination of a powerful electric motor delivering high torque from rest with a gasoline engine realizes a responsive, smooth, and dynamic acceleration.
Hybrid vehicles can run on the quiet electric motor when starting and in the low speed range. The quiet operation not only benefits the driver and passengers but also its surroundings.
A hybrid vehicle can drive nearly 1.7 times as far on one tank of fuel when compared with a gasoline engine vehicle of the same class. Its superior fuel efficiency can also significantly reduce running costs.
Hybrid vehicles can dramatically reduce the consumption of gasoline by using electricity from their high power batteries as energy to drive. As a result, the emission of the global warming gas, C02, and airborne pollutants, such as NOx and SOx, are also significantly reduced.
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