Plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV)
There has been a remarkable surge in demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in the UK over the last few years. This has helped contribute to around 40,000 plug-in electric vehicles now on the roads in 2015, with PHEV models offering excellent flexibility – featuring the benefits of a battery electric vehicle’s motor combined with the range of a petrol or diesel engine.
Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is one model that has certainly caught buyers’ imaginations, with the SUV outselling the Nissan Leaf in the first quarter of 2015. Mitsubishi has sold more than 10,000 of its Outlander PHEVs, toppling the long established leader of the EV sales charts – the Nissan Leaf.
The PHEV microsite includes search tools and a buying guide to help you find the plug-in hybrid car that suits your driving needs. It also has advice about charging PHEVs and reviews of many of the latest plug-in hybrid models available in the UK. If you are looking for a pure-battery electric vehicle, visit the Electric Cars microsite for advice and available models.
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Plug-in hybrid buying guide
This buying guide provides an overview of the key issues to consider when looking to buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle; which include whether a PHEV is right for you, the availability and choice of PHEV models, and the impact on vehicle ownership and running costs.