Blurring Line Between Hybrids, Gas-Powered Cars

Hybrid Powertrain Technology

Automotive News - May 9, 2011

The line between hybrid vehi­cles and con­ven­tion­al gaso­line-pow­ered vehi­cles is blur­ring. To boost fuel econ­o­my and per­for­mance, automak­ers are adding many fea­tures, such as pow­er steer­ing, stop-start engine sys­tems, and oil and water pumps that run on elec­tric­i­ty. These fea­tures orig­i­nal­ly were intend­ed for elec­tric vehi­cles and hybrids but now are being adapt­ed to con­ven­tion­al gaso­line-pow­ered vehi­cles, too.


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