Now's the time to go hybrid

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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles offer a seamless driving experience thanks to their automatic transmission, providing a smooth and effortless drive. They produce lower emissions compared to conventional vehicles that are powered by petrol or diesel. Hybrid vehicles use a combination of petrol and electric whilst electric vehicles use pure electric energy. This versatility allows drivers to adapt their driving style to suit their needs.

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In terms of savings, hybrid vehicles offer significant advantages. With the ability to drive in electric mode for up to 55%* of the time, drivers can save money on fuel expenses compared to conventional vehicles. Additionally, electric vehicles offer the chance for cost-effective charging at home and for company car drivers, they come with low benefit in kind rates.

The hybrid and electric technology not only enhances the driving experience but also provides financial benefits and contributes to a cleaner environment.

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Self-charging hybrid

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) are powered by an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors, which use energy stored in batteries. A HEV cannot be plugged in to charge the battery. Instead, the battery is charged through regenerative braking and by the internal combustion engine.

Plug-in hybrid

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), takes you a step closer to a full electric car. As the name suggests, they have to be plugged in to charge its electric battery and still feature a petrol engine. With a bigger battery than the self-charging hybrid, you can travel further on pure electric.

Battery electric

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), deliver a smooth and effortless drive. The do not have a tailpipe and run on battery power along, meaning that they do not release tailpipe emissions into the air. With an impressive range, they give you peace of mind when you are out on the roads.

3 reasons to go hybrid

1. Improved fuel efficiency

Hybrid vehicles use a combination of electricity and petrol to improve performance, and most use their electric power to increase efficiency. Hybrids can save fuel by using solely electric power at low speeds, and they can also use electric motors to aid the internal combustion engine under harder acceleration. Both reduce the amount of petrol fuel used. Hybrid cars ca retrieve energy too. When braking, hybrid cars can recuperate kinetic energy, and return it to the battery as electricity.

  • City driving, 40% less fuel used
  • Motorway driving, 20% less fuel used
2. Require less maintenance

Hybrid cars require less maintenance than traditional petrol / diesel powered vehicle. Some reasons for this include, they have fewer engine parts, longer brake life due to regenerative braking, and longer oil change intervals.

3. Better for the environment

Carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles are a leading contributing factor to global warming. Hybrids release less of these harmful greenhouse gasses by supplementing the power they derive from fuel sources with electrical power.

*Average percent of 357,693 combined test drive journeys spent in electric mode on Yaris, Yaris Cross, Auris, Corolla Family, RAV4 Hybrids, Highlander, Camry and Prius family. Test drives taken nationally between 01/04/2016 and 01/08/2023 in a variety of weather and driving conditions. Test drives conducted over a total of 4,809,065 miles at an average speed of 24mph.