Who invented hybrid cars?
The hybrid car was invented by Ferdinand Porsche in 1899.
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Inventor of Hybrid Crops Click on the link to your right for the answer. The first I recall of anyone breeding plants was Gregory Mendel. He was a monk who bred and developed different pea plant strains. The scientific basis for today's amazing hybrid crops goes back more than 150 years, b…ut it was not until the 1930s - just as the Depression was beginning - that hybrids came to the attention of Midwestern farmers. Corn was the first hybrid seed crop to be marketed extensively, and it is still the most important economic crop grown in the U.S. So, examining the breeding of corn gives us a good insight into the science of hybridization. Charles Darwin began the hybrid revolution by proposing that species of plants and animals will change over time. The changes or mutations that helped a species survive were the traits in a species that were then more likely to be passed on to the next generation. Later on in the prehistoric period, man helped out in the process. That's what happened, for instance, when Native Americans picked out the best ears of maize or corn to plant the next year, thereby promoting the best qualities in the species. In the 1860s, about the same time as Darwin, Gregor Mendel discovered he could cross breed different strains of pea plants and predict the traits of the offspring. He proposed that there was a genetic basis for inherited traits and demonstrated that he could control them. But his work languished until after the turn of the century. After his work was rediscovered, the science of plant breeding took off. (MORE)
Hybrid cars are just like the average car with an extra motor(electric) They run off a rechargeabl These cars reduce fuel emissions because the engine draws on a bankof batteries and not just gasoline engine. The gasoline motors canbe shut off and the car can run off electricity for a limited timeor… distance. A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinctpower sources to move the vehicle. Thors. (MORE)
The Toyota Prius was launched in 1997, two years before its original launch date. In the first year of production sales were nearly 18,000 cars. there seems to be a market for green cars.
A Viennese inventor created the first hybrid car in 1900. His namewas Jacob Lohner and his car was called Elektromobil.
Hybrids are better for the environment. They save oil and they save the environment tons of greenhouse gas. I guess they were invented for people who wanted a cleaner Earth. They are more of a sales gimmick then a product that us pro environment. There is a great deal of extra energy and really …nasty chemicals that go into the making of a hybrid that are not used as extensively in a conventional auto. The mileage is slightly better and safety is not that much lower. They definitely make people "feel" better. Many people that buy hybrids enjoy that feeling. While environmentally they are probably slightly worse then a conventional auto of the same size they do save a small amount of fuel. That savings does equate to a slight reduction in foreign oil use. The first answerer here has a great name for environmentally friendly autos. Get a minicooper. They are MUCH better for the environment then any Hybrid! (MORE)
The consumer can find a wide assortment of hybrid cars on the market today and at one point or another most of us have at least been on one hybrid car or another whether we knew it or not. The term encompasses a wide range of vehicles, including mopeds (pedals + gas engine power), trains and some …buses (diesel engine power + electric power) submarines (electric power + nuclear power), and of course passenger cars. Hybrid cars are best defined by their general technology, without specifying the precise technology . In other words, a hybrid car is a single vehicle with two or more on-board energy sources. According to this definition, in order to be considered a hybrid car, a car can operate using any combination of fuel systems. In the automotive world, hybrids are almost universally found featuring electric power combined with one other energy source. In these cases, they're called Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs). (MORE)
1. To save natural rescources. 2. To make a smaller negative impact on the environment
Depends from a Toyota Prius ($21,000) to a Fisker Karma ($100,000) Hybrid cars, such as the Toyota Prius for instance can cost anywhere from twenty-five thousand dollars to thirty thousand dollars. It depends on the brand as well.
While it would be possible to build a hybrid car using a dieselengine instead of the gasoline engine, I do not believe anymanufacturers are doing it. This may be because of problems withreliably restarting a diesel engine after stopping it that don'thappen with gasoline engines, but I'm not certain.… (MORE)
Hybrids were not discovered, they were invented. The first hybrid car invented was a 100-year-old Porsche! The car had in-wheel electric motors and an onboard gas engine to recharge the batteries.
Hybrid cars, though useful, have some disadvantages. The point to be noted here is that the advantages far exceed the disadvantages. . High cost: hybrids cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 more their non-Hybrid versions. . More weight due to battery packs. . Some states charge additional fees fo…r registration. . In the event of an unfortunate accident, there is a risk of exposure to high voltage wires. . They have a complicated system which needs to be taken care of by experienced mechanics only. . Spare parts maybe hard to find and may be costly. . Usually, hybrids have a lower acceleration than that their normal counterparts. From: www.allhybridcars.com (MORE)
The first company or person to build a gasoline-electric hybrid car is typically attributed to Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the famous Porsche AG fame. He built his hybrid car with Czechoslovakian coach builder in 1901. This car is known as the Lohner-Porsche hybrid. A total of 5 cars were buil…t using this gas-electric design and with some modifications, these cars were able to reach a top speed of 56 MPH, which was quite fast for its time. This early hybrid was used a direct drive drivetrain where the electric motors were hub-mounted. The electric internal-pole motors were capable of generating upto 3.5 horsepower. Unlike today's hybrid cars, the gasoline engine on this early hybrid car never powered the wheels but instead was used to recharge the batteries (today's modern hybrid cars use regenerative breaking technologies as the primary method of recharging their batteries). One of the biggest downsides to what has become known as the Lohner-Porsche hybrid was the sheer cost and weight. The car required 1.8 tones of lead batteries and cost 15,000 Austrian Crowns, a substantial sum in 1901. (MORE)
A hybrid car contains several digital computers. Hybridcomputers were a type of computer now considered obsolete wherepart of the computer was a digital computer and another part of thecomputer was an analog computer. One of the reasons these werefrequently used was the analog computer could very …rapidly get arough approximation of an answer to the problem, then the digitalcomputer could use this answer to start its slow iterativecalculation to get the full precision answer. This combinationresulted in a low cost system that gave good answers much fasterthan either an all digital or all analog computer could. But theseare now considered obsolete since the technology for building fast,high performance, and miniaturized digital computers at low costhas advanced much more rapidly than the technology for buildinganalog computers. (MORE)
Toyota invented the first public hybrid vehicle. With the Prius coming into production in 1997 or so.
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the first hybrid vehicle was made by Porsche in 1901 in Germany it had a main gasoline motor and it had independent electric motors inside the wheels
The guy who needed a economical toilet that flushed his business down the crapper. His name is Kenny and he even has his own TV show, he is teamed with Mr Hanky off South Park, TV is great don't you think, i like TV.
The first hybrid gasoline-electric car was invented in 1899. . Regenerative breaking hybrid car was invented in 1978.
1898 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. The car was driven by electric motors in the wheel hubs and utilized a gasoline engine to turn a generator.
Apart from the power train there is almost no difference whatsoever. They all have a frame or chassis, 4 wheels, suspension and other running gear, there might be small differences to accommodate the extra power source and supply (i.e. batteries, fuel tank, motors, etc.) but nothing significant.. H…ybrid cars are an engineering exercise on packaging, it is difficult to fit 2 sufficiently powerful engines in a car and their fuel supplies without making the car drasticlly bigger and heavier than a comparable single power source car. Both use internal combustion engines that use gasoline. Both use a transmission to maximize ratio of rpm and speed. Both are equipped with internal climate control mechanisms. (MORE)
They both have 4 tires. Both have windshields. Both will have an engine, although the hybrid will have a small engine.. Just an interesting fact: The 2009 BMW M3 is more fuel effecient compared to a 2009 Toyota Prius while the Prius is driving at top speed and the M3 is just keeping up with it.
The first hybrid computer was invented by Davie Hendrick in 1976. It was made in a USA technology centre called FACTA. Stands for Financil acts of culprit team assocation. Meaning a group of technitions that assocate with the econmical crisis and people who welfare squads are targeting along with pe…nsioners. Culprit stands for those who work for it are victims of the US scam of Money put first. Find more about money put first by asking a question about the scam association (MORE)
a Hybrid car means it uses 2 or more energy ways to get powered. This can be for example: - Petrol, Hydrogen - Electricity, Petrol. - Electricity, Gas. etc etc. So nto all hybrid cars need petrol.
No smart cars are not hybrids, nor are they overall good for the environment. They do help reduce fuel consumption some.
they make hybrids for different purposes they make them because they "help" the environment but some of the car dealers want more money.
Many people feel that hybrid cars will save them money concerning gas prices. Others feel that hybrid cars are better for the environment due to the lack of emissions.
They have been around a very long time. George Washington Carver played with peanuts. Before that the Indians modified corn to be usable.
They really do not help the environment. They may even be worse for the environment then conventional cars. They do save some fuel though. Helping reduce the dependence on forgeign oil is a good thing.
While not really good for the environment, they do save some fuel. The overall cost per mile is not much higher then a conventional car. The pollution issue is possibly greater as their lives are shorter. The primary cause of pollution for automobiles is the junking of them. Keeping the same car …longer and keeping it running well is far better then buying a new hybrid.. Actually hybrid cars have been on the market for such a short time that is not possible yet to really compare how long they last to standard cars. Most people who own hybrid cars have not yet owned them as long as the typical lifetime of a non-hybrid car. So far there is little or no evidence that they wear out any sooner than normal cars - but only time will tell. (MORE)
In the Prius the gasoline engine has been stripped off many all it's usual moving parts that break down routinely such as the starter motor, distributor cam belts and much more making it a very efficient unit with little that can go wrong - engine wise. Many cars have been driven for up to 10 yea…rs and more with nothing more than oil change, every 2 years and spark plugs only once in that time. This is possible because the engine don't run all the time, possibly only for half the distance the odometer clocked up as in cruise mode and at low speeds the engine does not operate. When it does run it is also at much lower RPM than regular gasoline engine. One would expect the hybrid vehicle to have a much longer useful life than normal gasoline vehicle, except for 1 flaw - The Battery. After 10 years the battery can cost more than the value of the vehicle to replace. With existing average age of a country's vehicle fleet at about 15 years this makes the hybrid vehicle more expensive to run and more damaging to the environment in terms of resources used, despite the fact that it is much more economical in fuel consumption. This fact alone makes it an elitist plaything and accounts for it's very poor resale value. What the hybrid vehicle needs is an enabling technology that can extend that life of the hybrid's main battery. The Power Jockey is one such invention. It enables a much weaker battery to work with the hybrid vehicle drive system. If we assume that the main battery needs to be at 70% of it's designed strength to function in the vehicle drive train and this position is reached after 7 - 10 years, the Power Jockey can lower this minimum requirement to say 50%. This could stretch the expected useful life of the battery to between 12 - 15 years. If we add reconditioning and rebuilding of the main battery pack above the minimum capacity threshold we could conceivably extend the useful life of that same single main battery pack for the rest of the useful life of the vehicle. Perhaps 20 - 25 years. (MORE)
Countries are stationary and do not ever use cars. The people of Portugal sure do use them though.
A hybrid does not plug into an outlet, all of the electricity usedto charge its batteries comes from a fossil fuel engine on the car. Electric cars, on the other hand, can only be charged froman outlet, which takes a long time. They are very cheap andenvironmentally-friendly to operate, but the d…istance they cantravel is limited, and charging stations only exist in a fewplaces. Plug-in hybrids are the best of both worlds. They are like regularhybrid cars except that they can also charge their batteries byplugging them into the wall. So for short common trips, likedriving to work every day, they can be recharged during the nightand then drive fully-electric, saving energy. For long trips, thegasoline engine can be used to charge the batteries, giving themlong range, and they don't need to be plugged into a chargingstation to operate; the engine can provide energy if there's nocharging station around. (MORE)
my most positive answer to this question is that i do not thinkhybrid cars emit radiation. it just doesnt make sense. They emit the same radiation any other car does: IR when the engineis running, visible light when the headlights are on, RF if you areusing your CB radio, etc.
they dont release harmful chemicals. instead they use electricity to run the motor. go green :)
Yes . Using regenerative breaking they can recover up to 6% of fuel energy normally lost as heat. . Smaller less powerful more fuel efficient engine can be used. . Engine can be turned off when stopped to eliminate wasting fuel idling. No . Making and disposing of battery consumes energy.… Which dominates is as yet unknown. (MORE)
The Hybrid has been one of the suitable mode of transportation in these times of environmental and economic concerns. The Hybrid vehicle has been in devlopment since years and is surprising to know the fact that it was even in development even before the 20th century. The first research and develop…ment came in the year 1665, when a Jesuit preist and Astronomer named Ferdinand Verbiest designed a 4 wheeled self moving vehicle powered by steam. He is known to have worked on it till 1680, but after that there have been no reports as to it was completed. After that, the first known working vehicle powered by steam is said to have invented by a Frenchman named Nicholas Cugnot in 1769. The vehicle he invented was capable of traveling at 6 miles per hour, the downside to Cugnot's creation was that it could not produce sufficient steam to move any faster, as well as being unable to carry adequate amount of fuel to travel farther. (MORE)
If the car were 100% electric then no. If it had exhaust pipes and was part time ran on gas then you possibly could.
It depends what you mean by better. Performance wise, certainly not. Fuel economy, slightly so. Price, no.
Hybrid vehicles still use a gasoline or diesel engine to power electronic drive-train. Tough they are more efficient than non hybrid vehicles, they still rely on fossil fuels and still emit pollution. The best way to improve hybrids is to develop better battery technology. Better batteries will m…ake it possible for a hybrid to drive farther without requiring the engine to recharge them. Higher efficiency batteries will also be able to put out more energy, which will enable the electric drive-train to operate at higher speeds and under heavier loads (current hybrid vehicles use the engine to move the car while accelerating and above certain speeds). (MORE)
Yes, hybrid vehicles are just as safe to drive as any gasoline-powered vehicle. Manufacturers design them to withstand the same crash specifications as normal cars and they come with the same airbag and restraint systems According to Pike Research: Hybrid, plug-in electric vehicles to surpass 5% …of total U.S. vehicle sales by 2017. Read more about it by clicking on the link. (MORE)
Used hybrid cars may be inexpensive but they are still so new to the market that inexpensive may be much more expensive when compared to a used traditional car. There are websites that can help you look for used cars and see what is the going rate.
Hybrid cars in general are created to be very reliable. I would first decide which model you are interested in. Then I would look at Consumer Reports and that sort of company, so see what the over all rating is. Usually, used models have worked out some of the, new car bugs.
Avis car rental is going green by making available more hybrid vehicles for rental. One car they carry is the Toyota Prius.
when you stop and when the braking of the car causes the battery to recharge.
They are different, not necessarily better. Hybrid cars usually use a combination of batteries and a small combustion engine, so they emit less carbon dioxide (from burning fossil fuel) than an older car. However, if the batteries are charged overnight, say, using fossil fuel-generated electricity, …then the reduction in emissions is not much. When renewable energy becomes more common, hybrid cars, and all electric vehicles will be greener too. (MORE)
AWD is All Wheel Drive. Like Four wheel drive but it is always engaded. VSC i dont know what it is
Uncertain, but sometime in the early 1950s when an off the shelf electronic analog computer was interfaced to an electronic digital computer.
I have a 2005 Toyota Prius and I have done several minor repairs without problems; 12 v battery replacement, oil changes, wiper blade replacement, fuse replacement, air filter, in-cabin filter, light bulb replacement, tire rotation, installation and removal of tire chains, but basically my 2005 has …not needed much. I purchased a Haynes repair Manual for this vehicle and you can do most normal repairs but with the Prius all the High Voltage systems are color coded "bright orange," those are the areas to be careful with. Get a manual, it is a good reasonably priced car accessory. (MORE)
Hybrid car use more than one type of fuel to operate, namely gasoline and electricity.
Hybrid cars reduce harmful emissions that regular cars emit into the air. They also contain two engines, an electric engine and a gas engine, so that if one breaks, the other will keep you going until you can repair it.