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Noun: hybrid electric vehicle
  1. A car with a combustion engine and an electric motor, more efficient than a standard car because electrical energy can be generated and stored when braking, and the combustion engine can be turned off when not needed
    - hybrid, hybrid car, HEV

Type of: auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

Encyclopedia: Hybrid electric vehicle