Infographics are always a bit of a hodgepodge of statistics culled from a variety of sources. Twitter Email.
Focusing on the third generation of the Toyota Prius, which debuted in 2010, AutoMD covers the various components and explains how they all work together. We know about hybrid cars and their impressive sales over the past several years, but how do they actually work?
Rated by the Environmental Protection Agency EPA at 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway, the Toyota Prius has long been one of the most popular hybrid cars in the United States. Here, we sort through the clutter and pull out some of our favorite facts and figures:. We want to hear what you think about this article.
AutoMD has put together the infographic embedded below in an attempt to help shed a little light on how hybrid engines function. Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic. Check out more Infographics on the Technology Channel. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Just what is it inside of that car that allows it to get much better mileage -- something we all want, especially in the summer when gas prices, it seems, are always climbing -- than traditional vehicles?