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The QM2 is also a hybrid! The turbines generate electricity which is fed to the pods under the ship where electric motors are fitted. These pods can swivel making the huge ship very manoeuvrable.
 

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Yes, traditional locomotives and ships are hybrids in the sense that they are a combination of electric and deisel (or turbine?). However, there are now hybrid locomotives with batteries. Switching locomotives spend a lot of time waiting, so a system like our prius works very well where the engine doesn't have to run all the time.

"Hybrid" as in our beloved prius technology, is making inroads to other applications.
 
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