Would a plug-in hybrid make sense for me?

Are plug in hybrids worth having? We live in a village and frequently do 20 to 30 miles to access facilities, so would need regular charging unless we just revert to the petrol engine.

Asked on 7 December 2023 by Geoff Grice

Answered by David Ross
Plug-in hybrids are a good option for drivers who want to use EV power and charging facilities, but with the flexibility of a petrol engine. Many modern PHEVs have an EV range of 30+ miles, so this would be enough to make at least one leg of your trip on electric power. Even if only 50% of your short journeys are made in EV mode, this could be a significant contribution to reducing your CO2 output and saving money.
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