Parallel hybrids

The ICE and the electric motor are connected to the mechanical transmission and can simultaneously transmit power to drive the wheels. Honda’s Insight, Civic, and Accord hybrids are examples of parallel production hybrids. Usually, parallel hybrids can use a smaller battery pack as they rely more on regenerative braking, and the internal combustion engine can also act as a generator for supplemental recharging. Parallel hybrids are more efficient for highway driving than in urban stop-and-go conditions.

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