No combustion engine means no polluting emissions. Plug into any standard grounded household outlet. Wake up to a full tank every morning and never go to a gas station again.
Perfect for the long-distance road warrior, these cars have two drive trains—one gas and one electric. They can run on just the electric battery and shift to gas power when the charge gets low. Or they can run like a traditional hybrid with both drive trains working together.
Consider this the electric car with a backup plan. It has a primary electric motor as well as a small gas generator. When the electric charge runs low, the gas kicks in—not to turn the wheels, but to recharge the battery.