I drive 4000 miles a year mainly in London - should I buy a petrol, hybrid or electric?

I drive 4000 miles a year mainly in London. Which is the best new car to purchase - petrol/petrol hybrid or electric?

Asked on 15 October 2019 by charles macleod

Answered by Andrew Brady
Sounds like an electric car would suit your mileage well, provided you can charge at home and don't have to rely on London's flaky charging infrastructure. If you can't charge at home, I'd recommend a hybrid.
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