Technological advances continue to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles, but all new innovations are not created equal. With so many designs and combinations emerging, it can be a challenge to determine which technologies should be seriously considered when investing in a new vehicle. The internal combustion engine (ICE), especially in conventional vehicles, is inefficient, providing plenty of room for improvement. Electric motor (EM) propulsion, even when pushing battery power to the limit, is lacking in drive range. By merging these systems in hybrid electric vehicles and optimizing the best of each, vehicles can better deliver the performance and range consumers expect.
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