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Should I go for petrol, hybrid or electric?

O recently retired and I'm wanting an SUV for easier access. I do mostly short journeys, sometimes with two grandchildren. 8000-9000 miles annually anticipated. I have a static caravan that we travel to at least once a fortnight (110 miles away). Unsure what type would be most cost effective to buy and run - petrol, Hybrid or PHEV. I don't think diesel would be an option at those miles so suggestions for fuel type and model(s) appreciated. Budget not really a problem but would like to stay under £40k tax threshold.

Asked on 16 July 2020 by Rob Ellwood

Answered by Andrew Brady
You're right to dismiss diesel for that mileage. Can you charge a car at home - i.e. do you have off-road parking with access to a plug? If so, a plug-in hybrid could work. You'll be able to complete your local journeys under electric power, with a petrol engine on hand for your longer journeys to the caravan. Otherwise, a petrol or hybrid would be fine. A Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V could be a good option - both are available with hybrid engines and will have enough space for your grandchildren.
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