Electric hybrid car is often heard in various topics and different themes to be discussed, compared, praised and lambasted. Most of the articles discuss the benefits, advantages, and disadvantages in the use of electric hybrid car. But at this time, you will know what parts and components this car has, included the differences between it and a conventional gasoline car.

The most significant difference is on the refueling. On the electric hybrid car, the fuel is an electricity form in battery that can be recharged when the car rests. While on the conventional gasoline car, it is clear using gasoline, even depends on the presence of gasoline.

Another difference is in the fuel reservoir. Electric hybrid car is accommodated by the rechargeable battery. While on the conventional gasoline car, it provides a tank with a certain size to accommodate some litres of gasoline.

Electric Car vs Electric Hybrid Car Parts

There are also some differences between regular electric car and electric hybrid car. On regular electric car, there are two main components; the battery, which is used to bring energy, and the electric motor, which is the engine for powering the wheels. Both are used in collaborative work for car’s performance. These components almost have all the option of regenerative braking, which allow user to recover energy when the car slows down and charges the battery a little while doing so. Electric car is also equipped with a special battery management system (BMS), which ensures the battery is stored at the proper temperature and will not charge or discharge when there is a possibility risk that can damage the battery.

Electric Hybrid Car - Parts and Components Comparison

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In electric hybrid car, there are more main components. One of them is an onboard power source like a conventional combustion engine. After the combustion engines, which is used as generators, power the electric motor with electricity, the excess electricity will be stored in batteries for future use. Another way is by having one set of gear which specifically combines mechanical strength of the combustion engine and electric machines to get them to the wheels.

If we compare a regular electric car with an electric hybrid car, there is a bigger advantage that an electric hybrid car has. It has very efficient electric engine at lower speeds, especially for urban area, and combustion engine for extra range and power on the highways.

Well, I know that sometimes people confused to distinguish the regular electric car and electric hybrid car from their components. To make it simple, I make the comparison table as shown below:

Electric Car

  • Electric Engine
  • Battery
Electric Hybrid Car

  • Electric Engine
  • Battery
  • Energy source (fuel cell, internal combustion engine, etc)

Electric Hybrid Car Battery

If we talk about the cost, it’s clearly visible that both of electric car and electric hybrid car need more cost than conventional car. There are two reasons why the cost is expensive enough. The first is the price of the battery. Current, the battery spends the biggest cost of a car. The greater your battery is, the greater the cost needed in the total price of the car. The second reason is that the conventional car is produced in large quantities of mass-produced, while the electric car and electric hybrid car currently is produced in small quantities. This causes the swelling in production cost.

Electric cars can currently cover approximately two-fold or four times the distance required daily by many people. But, there are four movements that can help the industry to overcome the problem of anxiety range: Better batteries that hold more power and weigh less, battery swapping stations, fast charging of batteries, and new car design options. By this way, electric hybrid car can be better in the future.