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Hybrids aren't generally plug-in - they run on gas and battery, which recharges itself through braking.MR (talk) 03:50, 1 March 2013 (UTC)MR

...and also directly of the engine. The most sensible way of hybridding, IMO, is to have the engine only generating, so that it can be run at optimal fuel-consumption revs. But it only needs to run whenever the battery needs topping up or the motors can do with more electrical power than the batteries alone can supply. Add in some intelligent stop/start and some road-condition detection in addition to anything the driver can manually switch and that sounds about perfect (short of adding solar panels on top, as well). Don't know why the Hybrid concept initially went off on a tangent with electric-assist taking over for clutch-connected gas(/petrol)-power to the wheels at times. 13:17, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

This is not a sedan, it is apparently a subcompact hatch or a Hot Hatch (Coupé). In europe the subcompact class is known as supermini. Not that it matters much but... I found out i can edit the explanation directly so... I just did. -- Gegueure (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I'd always assumed that the engine connected to a generator plan would be the future of hybrids too. But in truth, conversion losses, combined with the extra weight of electrics that can fully propel the vehicle, far outweigh any gains from running the fueled engine at perfect RPMs. There are still places for such designs, especially as auxiliary power in vehicles that require continuous energy, like refrigerated trucks. In retrospect, the gasoline and electric motor sandwich connected to a transmission, was brilliant! Taryn (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)