Seventh Grade Environmental Pollution Files & Links
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems. Vehicle components, energy storage, regenerative braking and ancillary load reduction, are all discussed.
- What is a HEV?
Visit this site by the Office of Transportation Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy, to learn what a hybrid electric vehicle is, and how hybrid electric vehicles can extend the fuel economy of conventional vehicles. Scroll down and click on why HEVs fact sheet for more information on HEVs.
- Flywheels in Hybrid Vehicles
The power split device is a clever gearbox that hooks the gasoline engine, generator and electric motor together. For an explanation of how it works, go to their How Stuff Works site!
- 2001 Hybrid Vehicles
Side by side comparisons of the Toyota Prius and Honda's Insight and Civic Hybrid. Look at greenhouse gas emissions, safety, EPA scores, and more.
- How do hybrid electric vehicles work
Visit this U.S. Department of Energy site to find a brief discussion of how hybrid electric vehicles work. The site provides links to the automobile manufacturers that now produce two of these vehicles.
- How hybrid cars work
Go tothis site to learn all about hybrid cars. You can find out the difference between series and parallel configurations here, and see graphics that show how a hybrid electric vehicle compares to a conventional internal combustion engine and to an all-electric vehicle. Spend some time at this site; it is very interesting.