What's the difference between hybrid and electric cars?

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The main difference between a hybrid and an electric vehicle is how each is powered; a hybrid switches seamlessly between two power sources, an efficient petrol engine and a self-charging hybrid battery, whereas an electric vehicle runs on battery power alone.

Because Toyota Hybrids use self-charging technology, they offer many of the benefits of electric power – such as travelling some of the time with electric power only – without needing to be plugged in. Pure electric vehicles on the other hand, use zero fuel and produce zero emissions, but will need to be plugged into an external power source when their battery runs low.

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