Will a plug-in hybrid save me money if I use it as an EV?

I have an MG HS PHEV. With energy prices being as high as they are right now, is it best to use it on electric power on a daily basis or will it be cheaper to run the car on petrol only?

Asked on 17 January 2023 by Malcolm Evans

Answered by Andrew Brady
It's difficult to say and will depend on factors such as your driving style, home electricity tariff and how much you pay for petrol. We'd recommend working out your 'cost per mile' based on your fuel economy with a flat battery and comparing it to the cost per mile using electric power (based on your home electricity tariff).
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