What is a Series Hybrid, and How Does it Work?
Hybrid vehicles have been around for a while now, and many people have become familiar with how they operate. These vehicles combine internal combustion engines (ICE) with electric motors to achieve greater fuel efficiency than cars that run on gasoline alone.
Hybrid vehicles are classified as either series or parallel based on their drivetrain configuration—the system of components that delivers propulsion from a vehicle's power source (engine or electric motor) to the vehicle's wheels. Of the two, series hybrid systems are the most straightforward in terms of design and operation.