The automotive industry is evolving. Automotive manufacturers are now using technology to engineer vehicles with increased fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.
These hybrid vehicles use advanced engine technology that enables them to use a combination of petrol and electric battery power. Hybrid vehicle technology has automatic start and shut off, regenerative braking and drive assist that enables greater energy efficiency and minimises effects of idling with no increased wear on engine components. An idling engine is highly inefficient, it produces harmful carbon dioxide and wastes an enormous amount of fuel. With the significant fuel price increases, hybrid vehicles will continue to become even more popular.
In fact, in Australia and New Zealand there are now around 20,000 hybrid vehicles on the road. Best yet, Gates have the parts to help you service these vehicles today!