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hybrid automobileclick to hear

Car powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, reducing gasoline consumption and polluting emissions.
hybrid automobile electric cable gas tank gasoline engine electric motor/generator transmission battery condition module motor control module gas conduit battery cell power control module

electric cable click to hear

Cable enabling the batteries to supply the electric motor and recover energy during deceleration and braking.

gas tank click to hear

Reservoir containing the fuel that supplies the gasoline engine.

gasoline engine click to hear

Engine in which a mixture of air and gasoline is compressed and ignited to produce an explosion whose energy is converted into mechanical energy.

electric motor/generator click to hear

The electric motor allows the vehicle to start and move at low speed. It also recovers the energy generated by deceleration and braking to recharge the battery.

transmission click to hear

Mechanism transferring to the wheels the rotational motion of the gasoline engine and the electric motor.

battery condition module click to hear

Electronic device equipped with sensors, which calculate the state of the battery’s charge and its temperature.

motor control module click to hear

Electronic device controlling the operation of the electric motor (assisting the gasoline engine or recharging the battery).

gas conduit click to hear

Tubes connecting the tank with the engine and supplying it with fuel by means of a pump.

battery click to hear

The battery is composed of cells providing the energy required by the electric motor, which in turn recharges the battery.

cell click to hear

The battery is composed of numerous interrelated electric cells, each one accumulating an electric reserve.

power control module click to hear

Device modifying the direction and output of the electric current between the battery and the electric motor.