Top 10: Hybrid and electric cars

At one time buying a hybrid car made you something of a pioneer and the closest you’d get to a pure electric vehicle was a milk float. But times have changed and now there’s a wide range of models that bring batteries and motors firmly into the mainstream. We've crunched the numbers to find your top 10 favourite hybrid and electric cars.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

If you want SUV looks and a smattering of off-road ability with your VED-free motor, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV could prove ideal. It isn’t cheap mind, but it does claim some impressive economy figures and low emissions – just 44g/km CO2 - which makes for a great company car and one that’s exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

The plug-in hybrid system allows it to cover up to 32 miles on electric power alone yet it still offers space and practicality for the family motorist with a useful 463-litre boot and a roomy, if only averaged trimmed, cabin.

Read the full Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review


ghostrider    on 25 November 2016

Stylish? Should have gone to "Sp******rs

GTC20th    on 16 January 2018

It seems that car makers are determined to make electric cars as worthy and dull as possible. With the exception of the eye-wateringly expensive Tesla all the above cars look as dull as dishwater. Where are the coupes and convertibles? With their low range and high prices electric cars are already unappealing, looking at them is just depressing.

cyberman    on 5 February 2018

What you want ? Fins?

GTC20th    on 1 March 2018

No, just something at least mildly interesting and, dare I say it, fun.

BigRedSwitch    on 18 April 2018

I can't believe that a Tesla is more popular than a Toyota Auris Hybrid. Who compiles these lists?

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