Hybrid cars use an electric motor and internal combustion. Depending on the type of use for which they are designed, hybrid cars may be in series or in parallel.
In the former, the internal combustion engine drives a generator that supplies electricity to an electric motor, same being connected to the wheels, ie finally moves the vehicle with the power supplied by the electric motor, which uses the energy produces electric generator driven by the internal combustion engine.
The advantage of this type of car is that if you need performance or autonomy, the electric motor can get both battery power and generator.
In parallel hybrid vehicles, both the electric motor and the gas are connected to the vehicle wheels. They are more complex, but also more effective in order to reduce consumption and emissions without compromising performance. For city traffic, where you do not need a lot of power and looking for a zero emissions, the vehicle operates only with the electric motor that draws current from the batteries installed in the car.
These batteries can be recharged through a power outlet when the car is stationary, or by the generator coupled to the internal combustion engine when it is running. When working in this way, the force which reaches the wheels also comes solely from the electric motor are fed to produce electricity generator and the combustion engine.
To get more features and autonomy road vehicle uses the power of the electric motor and the gasoline at once.
Here are some Hybrid Suvs with 3rd row seating that are sold in US market;
1. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
In a standard Toyota Highlander SUV with a 3rd row, the mileage is 20/25 mpg. If you buy a hybrid Highlander SUV, the mileage increases to 28/28 mpg. So, if you are a user from the ones that drives mostly in urban area, the saving will be around 8 miles per gallon. Therefore, it is advised to buy a hybrid SUV that not only reduces the fuel costs, but also care about the environment with low emission rates.
- Hybrid Highlander
- Hybrid and non-hybrid Highlander 2013
- Interior of 2013 Highlander
2. 2013 LEXUS RX
Although Lexus RX 450h has a class leading 30 mpg combined mileage rating and has a price of $46,310 for FWD and $47,710 for AWD, it does not have a third raw option yet.
3. 2013 CADILLAC ESCALADE HYBRID
Cadillac is one of the luxurious SUVs producers in the market. With the claim of being a leader that is able to efficiently manage resources, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid takes place in the dealers for you. Regenative Breaking converts the vehicle’s kinetic energy for later use by the electric motors and active fuel management system deactivates 4 of the 8 cylinders when possible to further reduce fuel consumption. So, 7 persons seated SUV Cadillac Escalade Hybrid offers 20 MPG city/23 MPG highway.