Torque shop

The auto industry does not have a uniform language. As such, consumers can be confused by terms various carmakers use.

Hybrid cars are generally cars with two powertrains - an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. The motor (either standalone or incorporated into the gearbox) is powered by batteries which are recharged either by the vehicle's operation (coasting and braking, mostly), or by a wall socket.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2020, with the headline 'Torque shop'. Print Edition | Subscribe