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The future solution for our environment and our transportation

March 10, 2021

The hybrid car is very popular in Japan, but might indeed not very popular in most countries in the world. Public awareness of Japan for the environment is so high, hybrid cars are the right choice for them. The main target is as the practice solution for global warming.

Besides environmentally friendly, this car also helped in reducing excessive fuel use. Hybrid technology popularized by Toyota and Honda, as a solution to save fuel and tackle environmental pollution. It works with the principle of regenerative electrical machines (refill/recharging while the vehicle is in operation) on a hybrid engine, unlike the cars full of the electricity system, the car can not recharge its electricity. When the power runs out, the battery must be charged around 8 to 12 hours (for the onboard charger technology).

Especially for hybrid engines, electric engines can recharge the battery using kinetic energy during braking (regenerative braking).

Even some energy from the petrol engine/diesel engine / bio-fuel engine can be channeled to charge batteries/battery when running. With operating systems like this, there is fuel-saving. In Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, many trucks and buses have been using the engine power hybrid system because it is considered very efficient / saving fuel and reducing pollution.

This type of hybrid engine contains series systems and parallel systems, but the most common are parallel systems. The hybrid electric engine on a vehicle is actually just as a support or can be called a booster for the main engine that uses gasoline or diesel fuel. A small electric engine on a hybrid vehicle will not be able to run the car normally. The development of hybrid engine technology is now more rapid.

In general, the hybrid car can be explained as the followings:

Hybrid cars use a combination of electric motors and internal combustion engines, by maximizing the strengths of both of these resources in addition to complement the deficiency. The result is the efficiency of fuel consumption with outstanding performance.

The main feature of hybrid vehicles

* Larger efficiency
* Lower emissions
* Reduction of wasted energy and energy regeneration

As reported in The Japan News, in 2010, the sales of environmentally friendly cars reached 315000 units, which shift the most sales in 1999 by the Toyota Corolla which only reached 300000 units. Not only Toyota, now Honda very interested in the development of this environmentally friendly car. Honda issued a Honda Fit (Jazz) in 2010 yesterday and until now has sold 15 thousand units. Is this our future? I hope so.