Hybrid cars combine a conventional petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. The electric motor assists the engine so that the car consumes less fuel and emits less emissions. Hybrid cars can save you considerable costs on fuel and even recharge their batteries without being plugged in.
Electric Vehicles are fully powered by an electric motor and rely on a battery which needs to be charged. Hybrid and Plug-in hybrid cars on the other hand contain an electric motor that will power the car but also combine a petrol/diesel engine that can work in tandem with the electric motor.
Almost two thirds of Irish motorists plan to purchase an electric or hybrid car in the near future according to the latest edition of the Carzone Motoring Report. Similarly, searches for hybrid cars on Carzone have increased.
The all-new Hyundai Tucson gets hybrid power.
Toyota wades into the ever-growing small crossover segment with the hybrid Yaris Cross. An instant success in waiting?
Is the combination of the large Touareg SUV, the Volkswagen R badge and a plug-in hybrid powertrain a winning one?
The Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid might be a steppingstone to full electrification, but it’s a very good one.
SEAT’s new Leon estate can be had with hybrid power.
The new plug-in hybrid BMW X1 could be the choice of the range.