1. hybrid electric vehicle: an automobile or other vehicle that is powered by an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor whose battery is charged by the engine and by regenerative braking that converts the vehicle's kinetic energy into electricity.

Origin of HEV

First recorded in 1970–75 as hybrid electric vehicle

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