Hybrid cars are highly sought after in the market due to rising prices of petroleum products. They have their advantages over internal combustion engine cars.
Hybrid cars are known for fuel economy as they take advantage of regenerative braking to charge the hybrid battery in synergy with the internal combustion unit (ICU). Regenerative braking is not enough to charge the battery, so the internal combustion engine also charges the battery through the motor/generator when there is demand for charge.
Unfortunately, this advantage begins to fade as the battery progressively becomes weak.
What makes the hybrid battery to charge?
As mentioned earlier, there are two sources of charge for the hybrid's high voltage battery.
1. Charge from regenerative braking
The braking system does not rely on the use of brake pads alone to stop the car.