The Stig’s flying hybrids
The Stig tries to make ultra-frugal hybrids oversteer, and then jumps them over a humpbacked bridge
Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Before we set off, let's look at what we have here. A new Toyota Prius, and a new Honda Insight. Regular readers will know that we quite like them both, but we've never put them together. They are both hybrids, and unless you've been living under a rock for 10 years, you should know that means they are powered by both a petrol engine and an electric motor, and that they store power for the electric motor in a big bank of batteries, which is charged by the petrol engine, by regenerated energy from the brakes and energy created on the overrun.