28 Apr '18, 5pm

Neat reference site: History of #Hybrid Vehicles

Neat reference site: History of #Hybrid Vehicles

With the Arab oil embargo of 1973, the price of gasoline soared, creating new interest in electric vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy ran tests on many electric and hybrid vehicles produced by various manufacturers, including a hybrid known as the “VW Taxi” produced by Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, West Germany. The Taxi, which used a parallel hybrid configuration allowing flexible switching between the gasoline engine and electric motor, logged over 8,000 miles on the road, and was shown at auto shows throughout Europe and the United States.

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/history-of-hybrid-vehicles/

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