The Truth about Hybrids

You may have been told that hybrid cars are expensive to buy and impractical to run. In fact, the opposite is true. To dispel some common myths and misunderstandings, we’ve provided a list of simple truths about hybrid vehicles. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

1. There’s no need to plug in

Despite what you may have heard, you'll never be hanging around waiting to charge your vehicle – the petrol engine charges it back up again. Hybrids also recycle the energy generated when you brake or coast, which make for very happy batteries.

2. Hybrids are cheap to run, and cost no more to service than other combustion cars

Lower fuel consumption means less money parted with at the pumps. Servicing costs on a hybrid are no greater than on a conventional combustion car. They may even be lower, as the electric motor shares the strain of driving with the engine.

3. The battery lives as long as the car

So you needn't be put off by a fear of regular and costly replacements.

4. Hybrids provide smooth and capable performance

Hybrid cars transition seamlessly between engine and electric motor, offering a smooth and fuel-efficient drive. The hybrid’s regenerative braking system also makes it an ideal choice for the city – the more frequently the car stops, the more energy it recycles.

5. There’s a hybrid out there for everyone

Hybrid cars are developed by various manufacturers across different classes. So, whether you're looking for a city or family car, there is sure to be a hybrid out there for you.