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Fuel Economy Tips for Hybrid Driving

How to economise on fuel when driving a hybrid car

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    Hybrid Technology- Efficiency
    Driving a Hybrid at lower speed (less than 50kph) will give you best efficiency results. On the open road reach your desired speed briskly, then ease off the accelerator.







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    Hybrid Technology – Brake gently
    Lightly pressing the brake pedal allows you to recover energy and recharge the battery. Heavy braking uses the mechanical brakes, converting the precious energy into heat.







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    Exception - driving a Hybrid or a vehicle with regenerative braking
    You benefit driving a hybrid in stop-start driving conditions, this is because the engine switches off when you stop. Some hybrids and advanced petrol/diesel vehicles have regenerative braking, this means you brake, the energy that is usually lost as heat is converted into electrical energy that is stored for later use.