How does a Hybrid (FHEV/HEV) Vehicle work?
Self-charging hybrids vehicles seamlessly switch between engine only, electric, or combined engine and electric propulsion, according to driving conditions.
At low speeds and in stop-start traffic, the battery delivers electric only driving for short distances and provides extra torque. During normal driving, it supplements the engine to save fuel. Regenerative braking charges the battery to extend the electric driving range.
When more power is required or if battery charge is low, the petrol engine takes over.