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Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

John Voelcker Jun 30, 2017 Follow John Add to circle 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium Enlarge Photo Six years ago, we wrote that a number of single-motor hybrid systems were about to enter the market. They represented a new approach to a technology pioneered in 1997, when the first-generation Toyota Prius was launched in Japan. Through 2010, all the full-hybrid vehicles introduced by Ford and General Motors used systems designed around a pair of motor-generators. DON'T MISS: Brewing Hybrid Battle: Is One Electric Motor Better Than Two? (Aug 2011) Since then, numerous hybrid vehicles using single-motor systems have come onto the market from BMW, Hyundai-Kia, Mercedes, Nissan, and VW Group. They started as conventional hybrids, but with larger batteries and stronger single motors, several of them have morphed into plug-in hybrids that can travel 10 to 30 miles on battery powe...

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