In the 1990s, the Hybrid cars came in to existence. However, they cannot be considered as a new discovery. Almost a century ago, several types of hybrid engines and power resources were utilised for commuting. Even then, in the recent years, there has been a great advancement noticed in Hybrid cars.
Substitutes of fuel power came into the world, when a group of Flanders were conducting an experiment over the steam that they used to power their cars. This was continued further then for the coaches to be powered with steam as well. Still it is considered that the hybrid cars were a result of an ongoing research for economic and manageable ways to provide fuel for the vehicles.
The full form hybrid cars were not developed until the 1898, although there were a few occurrences in the 1600s and 1700s. It was originally in the 1898 that the first real hybrid car was made.
Porsche was the first automaker who used the same kind of engine that can be seen in today conventional hybrid vehicles. This Porsche developed engine used the same kind of engine to rotate its generator to power the electric motors that was placed in the hub of the real car wheel. This Porsche vehicle could travel around 40 miles by utilising the power of its batteries. A year after the emergence of this hybrid, there were two more hybrids that could be seen in Paris.
In the initial years of the 20th century, several electric and hybrid cars were made, which were widely seen on the road. However, the number of hybrid and electric cars found, gradually decreased in the 1920sto the level of non-existence.
Due to the introduction of Fords most famous T Model, there was a huge decrease in the number of hybrid cars. This model was fuelled through gas and it was much more convenient to produce faster cars in a quicker way through the help of their production in the assembly line.
General Motors began concentrating its production of hybrid cars in 1969, which generally is the period when the modern history of hybrid cars started. Eco- friendly and speedy cars were the focus of GMs experiments, while building the hybrid cars. A variety of scientists, inventors, and engineers worked hard together in the upcoming twenty years, in building cars with the method of hybrid technology.
The Audi and Toyota received a combination of comments in 1997 when they developed their first hybrid cars, since they had certain drawbacks. These mistakes were later on reprehended in the next coming models. Although there were a large number of automobile companies who developed hybrid cars, however the pioneer developers will always be Honda and Toyota, since they are the market leaders in development of hybrid cars in the modern times.
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