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, with more than half of all the electric cars on UK roads in 2020 classified as PHEVs. Plug-in hybrids models can offer excellent flexibility for drivers, featuring many of 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 the best-selling plug-in vehicle in the UK. A number of other PHEVs from manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, and VW feature towards the top of the best-selling electric vehicle charts, with plug-in hybrids a popular choice for many fleets and company car drivers.
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.