What Are Hybrid Vehicles?

HYBRID AND PLUG-IN HYBRID: WHAT ARE THEY?

By combining combustion and electrical engines, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles ensure the best of both worlds.

Traditional hybrid vehicles use the electric motor to complement the combustion engine, generating power on board to not only reduce strain, but also save fuel and ensure low emissions, providing a power boost in certain situations.

Plug-in hybrids work in the opposite way, calling on the combustion engine to complement the electric motor to extend their range. Whilst electrical power is generated on board, but can also be added via a standard household socket.

REASONS TO CHOOSE HYBRID

  • Government grants of up to £4,500

  • More environmentally friendly with low fuel consumption and emissions

  • Able to go further than electric vehicles without recharging

  • Ability to refill the tank means no waiting around for charging

  • Automatic start/stop, electric motor drive assist and regenerative braking ensures a more fuel-efficient alternative

  • Versatility and adaptability as both concepts offer regenerative charging. Ability to charge via a 120V/240V household plug socket is also offered through plug-in hybrid

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Transitioning to hybrid certainly has its perks, however, there are aspects that would need consideration before converting.

  • High initial vehicle costs
  • Less environmentally friendly than fully electric vehicles
  • Significant fuel savings can only be made when the vehicle has amounted a high number of miles

CHOOSE YOUR HYBRID VEHICLE

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