A purely electric car is powered only by electrical energy. A hybrid car, however, combines an electric motor with an internal combustion engine.
In slow city traffic, a hybrid car usually uses the more economical electric drive, and the battery is charged during braking. At higher and constant speeds, the combustion engine is used. This gives the vehicle a greater range than a purely electric car. However, due to the greater weight of the two types of drive, the energy consumption of the hybrid car is higher than that of the electric car.