Are plug-in hybrids a halfway house?

Are plug-in electric vehicles only a stop-gap?

Asked on 7 January 2021 by Michael O’Byrne

Answered by Andrew Brady
PHEVs are a good introduction to plug-in motoring. If you can charge a car at home and most of your day-to-day journeys are short (say 20 miles or less), a plug-in hybrid makes sense as it can run under electric power most of the time. You still have a petrol engine for longer journeys, though. A lot of PHEV buyers are fleets or company car drivers – the tax benefits of a PHEV for company car users are huge.
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