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hybrid car

a car which uses electrical power to enhance the efficiency of the engine
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  • From where I stood, I could see that they were cells from a hybrid car, a Prius.

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  • The second man left the hybrid car and approached Sue, who waited with appeasing eyes and gently wagging tail.

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Contemporary definitions for hybrid car

an automobile with more than one power source, such as an electric motor and internal combustion engine or an electric motor with battery and fuel cells for energy storage; also called hybrid vehicle


Many people have owned a hybrid car at some point.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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