Electronic Automotive Technology – Emerging Hybrid VehicleMay 22, 2014 in Recent News
Faster than anyone could see coming, the hybrid vehicle has cemented its place in the automotive industry. With strict government regulations, and the go-green initiative, automotive manufactures are investing more capital and resources than ever before into hybrid vehicle technology. Coupled with the rising price of gasoline and tax penalty for driving a “gas-guzzler”, the hybrid vehicle is here to stay. By definition, a hybrid vehicle utilizes two or more individual power sources to move the vehicle synergistically. The most common term when describing a hybrid vehicle is HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) which combines an internal combustion engine and electric motor(s) to accelerate the vehicle. To date, the Toyota Prius has sold over well over 3 million units of Hybrid vehicles.
In the future, it is very likely that the automotive market will shift to micro-hybridization which will eventually lead to fuel-stretching hybrid components to be integrated into all vehicles types, including large SUV’s and light trucks. For example, the new technology of hybridization displays a start-stop system which uses stored internal electric energy to substitute for the initial burst of gas combustion upon stopping and then accelerating your vehicle in motion. When the vehicle comes to a complete stop, the new system will shut off the idling gas-powered engines and automatically switch to the stored electricity to begin initial acceleration. The reasoning behind this technology stems from the extreme inefficiency of gas-powered engines upon initial acceleration. Estimated research has projected 15% gas savings for the life of the vehicle through the sole use of a start-stop system.
Top Ten Hybrid Vehicles in 2014 – Based on US News Hybrid Rankings for 2014
- 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid
- 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
- 2014 Toyota Prius
- 2014 Chevrolet Volt
- 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
- 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid
- 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV (Electronic Vehicle)
- 2014 Ford Focus Electric
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