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How Do Hybrid Cars Work?

This green Lexus UX-250h is driving in the city.

Hybrid electric technology has experienced plenty of innovation in just a few short years, making hybrid cars a realistic and affordable option for drivers throughout the West Palm Beach area. Here at Lexus of Palm Beach, we carry a wide range of mild hybrid and hybrid-electric vehicles — all with the capability to rival the traditional gas-powered models in our new Lexus inventory. 

Are you new to the world of hybrids and EVs? Wondering to yourself, “What is a hybrid car, and how does it work? Find out everything you need to know about how hybrid cars work with this guide below from Lexus of Palm Beach! Then, explore our extensive hybrid inventory today!

What is the Difference Between Parallel Hybrid vs. Series Hybrid Vehicles?

Whether you’re driving an LC Hybrid or a UX Hybrid, hybrid vehicles are a great choice for improving fuel economy on Delray Beach roads. Not sure exactly what a hybrid car is and how it works under the hood? A hybrid vehicle has two power sources: an electric battery, and a traditional internal combustion engine. In hybrid systems, the two work in concert to minimize fuel consumption. Here’s how hybrid cars work in their two most common configurations, parallel and series:

Parallel Hybrid

Most hybrids on the market today are parallel hybrids. In these vehicles, both the electric motor and the gasoline engine are connected to the transmission, whether it’s an automatic, manual, or CVT system. They work by blending both power sources.

Series Hybrid

Series hybrids also use an electric motor paired with a gasoline engine, but only the electric motor is paired with the transmission. In these vehicles, the electric motor is the sole source of power and the gasoline engine acts as a generator for the electric motor.

Experience Hybrid Power with Lexus of Palm Beach Near Lake Worth

Have a better understanding of how hybrid cars work, and more importantly, how they can improve your drives throughout the Palm Beach Gardens area? Then you’ll want to contact the team at Lexus of Palm Beach to get a test drive of your favorite hybrid car or SUV started right away! Our expert staff is ready, willing, and able to get you behind the wheel of your preferred hybrid Lexus, provide you with further research about hybrid vehicles, and set you up with a payment plan if you choose to move forward with a purchase afterward.

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