Hybrid Car's 12V Battery Affected By Winter Temperatures, Too.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Among the thousands of motorists facing a "dead battery" issue recently were a few owners of hybrid cars.
Though these high-tech mileage champs use exotic metal hydride and lithium ion batteries to power electric motors, they also contain small lead acid batteries just like conventional cars.
The old-fashioned batteries don't actually crank or "turn over" the engine, but they are crucial nonetheless because they power up the electronic systems that control everything else in the car.
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