What is a hybrid car?

A hybrid car is a car that combines electric power with a gasoline engine to offer drivers improved fuel efficiency and performance. In the context of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy, hybrids use fewer fossil fuels and reduce emissions compared to a similarly powerful gas vehicle. A hybrid car supplements the gasoline engine’s output with a battery and electric motor. Thanks to simplicity and efficiency of the electric motor, a hybrid can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 35% – a significant improvement.