Hybrid electric vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, which uses energy stored in batteries. A hybrid electric vehicle cannot be plugged in to charge the battery. Instead, the battery is charged through regenerative braking and by the internal combustion engine.
When was the first hybrid electric vehicle invented?
To extend the vehicle’s range, Porsche added a gasoline engine that could recharge the batteries, thus giving birth to the first hybrid, the Lohner- Porsche Elektromobil. Porsche showed his hybrid car at the Paris Exposition of 1900.