What is the difference between an electric car (Tesla) and a hybrid car?

There is little left to add from all of the other answers, except that certain terms tend to broaden in meaning as technologies evolve.

What will happen to hybrids over time as Tesla closes the gap between electric and gas? Will hybrids fall behind gas and full electric?

The only reason for a hybrid is the power density of fuel compared to batteries - liquid fuel is simply so much more denseAs batteries get better this gap will reduce and the niche for a hybrid will get slowly smallerA

Which of the following will be the future, electric cars, fuel cell cars, or hybrid cars?

While there may be an application for all different types of cars, I think the dominant car will be the battery electric.Hybrid cars are too expensive (you are basically buying both an internal combustion AND an electric vehicle) and will

How do hybrid electric vehicles work?

Please read through the below links:How Hybrids WorkHowStuffWorks "How Hybrid Cars Work"2.972 How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work

What is the difference between hybrid cars and electric cars? Why are hybrid cars are more costly?

An electric car has:A battery packAn electric motorMotor controllerChargerBuck converter to power headlight, tail light etcA hybrid car has 2 power sources:An IC engine of low HPAn electric motor (independent in most cases) of higher HPIn these vehicles, the motor can be used toincrease the gas mileageincrease the power outputThe IC

Why is Tesla expensive even though it's a hybrid?

Tesla isn't a hybrid. There is no range-extender or fossil fuel engine of any kind in any Tesla vehicle.Teslas are expensive because of mixture of things, as always. People are willing to pay for a premium electric vehicle that's much quicker than gas cars, quieter and has a ton

Will hybrid/electric cars completely replace all other cars in the future?

It depends on some circumstances. For example, if there is sudden shortage of fuel across the world ,which is a non renewable source. then obviously the rise in using of hybrid and electric vehicles increase at any cost.Not only due to the fuel depletion and also rising of global warming and

How can electric cars be manufactured in India?

The process is under consideration of the Central Govt. of India. Commercial production  & Technical application are being surveyed by the expert to promote the electric car in near future like the initiatives taken by other countries such as USA, China& other countries. Here the batteries made of lithium  used in the car have to be recharged in the

How do maintenance costs of a hybrid car compare to a non-hybrid electric car?

Hybrid vechicles doesn't have power steering fluid, no alternator or starter. You wouldn't have to change the brake pads as often due to regenerative braking and get to enjoy great gas mileage.They may be cheaper in running cost but there is a trade off as they

Why are there not many hybrid/electrical cars in Australia?

Hybrid / electrical cars cost more to purchase.The registration of a Hybrid / electrical car attracts a discounted Car Registration in some states in Australia.  In Victoria it is $100.00 discount.Hybrid cars are seen to be slower and not good in rough road conditions.Australians like big cars with power to take on our wild country.

What's the point of a hybrid car versus an all electric if with a hybrid you still have oil changes and tune ups?

A hybrid car can get significantly better gas mileage than an pure ICE, and is generally less expensive than an all-electric vehicle. It fills a spot in the market that works for many people - improve fuel efficiency without making a full commitment to all-electric.

What is the difference between hybrid cars and electric cars? Why are hybrid cars are more costly?

An electric car has:A battery packAn electric motorMotor controllerChargerBuck converter to power headlight, tail light etcA hybrid car has 2 power sources:An IC engine of low HPAn electric motor (independent in most cases) of higher HPIn these vehicles, the motor can be used toincrease the gas mileageincrease the power outputThe IC

Is a hybrid car better then an electric car?

I'll let you be the judge. I'll tell you more about them.People who really care about the environment. Hybrids are the environment's worst enemy due to the fact that it requires a larger battery so it would require more mining. Mining is not the best thing for the environment

Dose it make sense to pay $2,130 more for Toyota Hybrid compared to an identical model with Gas engine?

It depends on where you live and your personal values. Setting aside environmental impact, what is the price of gas where you are? how much do you drive? If you drive 100 miles or more each day hybrids make tons of

What is the best hybrid hatchback car?

The ZF2 (2013+) Honda CRZ. Why? Because it was available in a manual transmission, and will probably be the last manual transmission hybrid ever, sadly. I will always be impressed with how well the engine start-stop function worked with the manual transmission, as the programming of this feature could have been done terribly, making the car awful to drive.

Which is better to buy, a fully electric car or a hybrid?

Depends!!Where you areWhat you intend using it forIf you have other carsWill an EV meet your needs?Or do you have to have a hybrid?Analyse your last year of driving - how often have you exceeded the EV range?If you did - were there charging stations available?

What is the comparable cost over 7 years of a gas engine car, all electric, and a hybrid?

What is the comparable cost over 7 years of a gas engine car, all electric, and a hybrid?Let's compare the cost to drive a comparably priced electric, gas, and hybrid car for 7 years at 15,000 miles per year at the average national average of $0.12 per kWh of electricity and $2.80/gallon of gasoline. Let's also assume

How do hybrid electric vehicles work?

Please read through the below links:How Hybrids WorkHowStuffWorks "How Hybrid Cars Work"2.972 How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work

Which hybrid/electric car is best for a long commute?

2017 Chevy Volt. It has 53 miles all electric then runs on gas after the electric is used up. If you have time to wait, You can buy the 2017 Chevy Bolt which is being released this year. in Summer of 2017 Tesla, will be launching production on it's upcoming model 3. This will be a

What is the best hybrid car or fully electric car?

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Why don't electric cars use gearboxes?

I'd like to add a bit more to Simon's answer, because it isn't very accurate. Here's a representative diagramm which shows a plot of the traction force (Zugkraft in German) against the car speed, for different gear ratios. The black

Is there a future for the Tesla electric car?

I believe that there is a future for the Tesla line of electric cars. In the interests of disclosure: I am an owner of a Tesla Model S, and am thus speaking with both experience and bias.Tesla has followed

Why don't electric cars use gearboxes?

I'd like to add a bit more to Simon's answer, because it isn't very accurate. Here's a representative diagramm which shows a plot of the traction force (Zugkraft in German) against the car speed, for different gear ratios. The black

What is the comparable cost over 7 years of a gas engine car, all electric, and a hybrid?

What is the comparable cost over 7 years of a gas engine car, all electric, and a hybrid?Let's compare the cost to drive a comparably priced electric, gas, and hybrid car for 7 years at 15,000 miles per year at the average national average of $0.12 per kWh of electricity and $2.80/gallon of gasoline. Let's also assume

What is the best electric car?

The answer is pretty obvious, the Tesla Model S or Model X. Some basic reasons are:5 Star safety rating in all categoriesGreatest range (smallest battery in the line up gets 210 miles)Best lane keeping and adaptive cruise control availableNational supercharging network making long-distance travel simpleUnmatched performance (acceleration is mind blowing)Super quiet, and rides like a dreamHardware today

What is the best hybrid hatchback car?

The ZF2 (2013+) Honda CRZ. Why? Because it was available in a manual transmission, and will probably be the last manual transmission hybrid ever, sadly. I will always be impressed with how well the engine start-stop function worked with the manual transmission, as the programming of this feature could have been done terribly, making the car awful to drive.

What is the difference between a mild hybrid, strong hybrid, plug-in hybrid and a fully electric car?

Electric Vehicle can be classified as three based on their power train configurationBattery Electric VehicleHybrid Electric VehiclePlug-in Hybrid Electric VehicleBattery Electric Vehicle (BEV) which is also known as Electric Vehicle uses only battery as the source of energy for the propulsion of the vehicle. There will

Which hybrid/electric car is best for a long commute?

2017 Chevy Volt. It has 53 miles all electric then runs on gas after the electric is used up. If you have time to wait, You can buy the 2017 Chevy Bolt which is being released this year. in Summer of 2017 Tesla, will be launching production on it's upcoming model 3. This will be a

Is the Audi e-Tron Electric car a good value compared to other EVs?

Well, Audi e-Tron has only a couple competitors: Tesla Model S, Model X and Jaguar i-Pace.We don't have real-life data about it's consumption and charging speed. For anybody who is in this market, yes, it seems to be a better option than the i-Pace.Against Teslas? I wouldn't put my money down until I know more.

How do hybrid electric vehicles work?

Please read through the below links:How Hybrids WorkHowStuffWorks "How Hybrid Cars Work"2.972 How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work

Is it possible that current Indian vehicles in market can be converted to electric vehicles by using any electric kit?

No. It's not possible.Of course, as I am sure you know, any ‘jugad' is possible. But it will not make any economic sense nor any mechanical sense.Cars today, modern cars have been designed and built just to be exactly what they are intended to be. You could take a normal petrol or

What is the best electric car?

The answer is pretty obvious, the Tesla Model S or Model X. Some basic reasons are:5 Star safety rating in all categoriesGreatest range (smallest battery in the line up gets 210 miles)Best lane keeping and adaptive cruise control availableNational supercharging network making long-distance travel simpleUnmatched performance (acceleration is mind blowing)Super quiet, and rides like a dreamHardware today

Why are electric cars 'cleaner' than gas-powered cars?

The easiest way to compare an electric car and a gasoline car is to remember they BOTH run on electricity from the grid.  Only with a gas car that grid power was used multiple times to refine the oil into

What is the best hybrid hatchback car?

The ZF2 (2013+) Honda CRZ. Why? Because it was available in a manual transmission, and will probably be the last manual transmission hybrid ever, sadly. I will always be impressed with how well the engine start-stop function worked with the manual transmission, as the programming of this feature could have been done terribly, making the car awful to drive.

What is the difference between a mild hybrid, strong hybrid, plug-in hybrid and a fully electric car?

Electric Vehicle can be classified as three based on their power train configurationBattery Electric VehicleHybrid Electric VehiclePlug-in Hybrid Electric VehicleBattery Electric Vehicle (BEV) which is also known as Electric Vehicle uses only battery as the source of energy for the propulsion of the vehicle. There will

Is the Audi e-Tron Electric car a good value compared to other EVs?

Well, Audi e-Tron has only a couple competitors: Tesla Model S, Model X and Jaguar i-Pace.We don't have real-life data about it's consumption and charging speed. For anybody who is in this market, yes, it seems to be a better option than the i-Pace.Against Teslas? I wouldn't put my money down until I know more.

Is the Audi e-Tron Electric car a good value compared to other EVs?

Well, Audi e-Tron has only a couple competitors: Tesla Model S, Model X and Jaguar i-Pace.We don't have real-life data about it's consumption and charging speed. For anybody who is in this market, yes, it seems to be a better option than the i-Pace.Against Teslas? I wouldn't put my money down until I know more.

Which motor will be more efficient in a hybrid electric car? And which is widely used in a hybrid car?

I'll answer in terms of Indian markets.From Maruti Suzuki to Tata Motors and even luxury car manufacturers, everyone wants to cash on this upcoming trend.Right now we have a very few models starting with Mahindra e2O , e-Verito, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Accord hybrid , Toyota Prius and Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence, BMW i8 and finally the

Which hybrid/electric car is best for a long commute?

2017 Chevy Volt. It has 53 miles all electric then runs on gas after the electric is used up. If you have time to wait, You can buy the 2017 Chevy Bolt which is being released this year. in Summer of 2017 Tesla, will be launching production on it's upcoming model 3. This will be a

What is the difference between a mild hybrid, strong hybrid, plug-in hybrid and a fully electric car?

Electric Vehicle can be classified as three based on their power train configurationBattery Electric VehicleHybrid Electric VehiclePlug-in Hybrid Electric VehicleBattery Electric Vehicle (BEV) which is also known as Electric Vehicle uses only battery as the source of energy for the propulsion of the vehicle. There will

What is the best hybrid car or fully electric car?

You should clarify what you mean by

Is the Audi e-Tron Electric car a good value compared to other EVs?

Well, Audi e-Tron has only a couple competitors: Tesla Model S, Model X and Jaguar i-Pace.We don't have real-life data about it's consumption and charging speed. For anybody who is in this market, yes, it seems to be a better option than the i-Pace.Against Teslas? I wouldn't put my money down until I know more.

Is it possible that current Indian vehicles in market can be converted to electric vehicles by using any electric kit?

No. It's not possible.Of course, as I am sure you know, any ‘jugad' is possible. But it will not make any economic sense nor any mechanical sense.Cars today, modern cars have been designed and built just to be exactly what they are intended to be. You could take a normal petrol or