There is no denying that there is a rise in interest in hybrid cars, with the total number of new car registrations in May dropping by 8.5%, whilst alternatively fuelled cars saw a whopping 46.7% rise, receiving a new record market share of 4.4%.
With this in mind, today we are going to be listing just five of our favourite PHEV’s currently available on the market (in no particular order), with the intention of enabling more people to make the transition in accordance to their personal needs and preferences.
Our Top Picks
BMW i3 REX:
For quite some time the BMW i3 has been a reasonably popular option amongst those looking for alternatively fuelled cars, however this popularity has only grown since releasing the updated range extender (REX), which provides people with a larger battery pack.
The REX plug-in hybrid differs from the majority of its competition as it offers an electric-only range; this means that people could potentially avoid using its petrol engine at all. This car has a standard charge time of 7.5 hours with usable rapid charge points.
The Toyota Prius deserves to be on all alternatively fuelled car lists. Roaming the streets since 2012 we have watched the development and innovations with the tech come in real time by the manufacturer, and have always been left impressed.
The newest generation of the plug-in Prius boats a 30-mile EV range and great fuel economy outside that. It has a standard charge time of two hours and can keep you electrified for as long as possible via regenerative braking.
Audi Q7 e-tron:
Weighing 2.5 tonne many people expect the Audi Q7 e-tron to feel sluggish but that is not the case thanks to its 202kg battery. It boasts 369bhp and 516lb of torque, and drives incredibly smoothly. It has an electric range of 35 miles and a standard charge time of 2.5 hours.
Volkswagen Golf GTE:
The VW Golf is an all-time favourite amongst leasers in its traditional-fuel style, and although this hybrid version has only been available to lease since March it is anticipated that it is going to be incredibly popular also, with enquiries quickly starting to build up.
The VW Gold GTE has strong performance figures of 204 hp, a usable zero-emissions range, a standard charge time of 2.5 hours and much more.
The Mitsubishi Outlander remains the go-to choice for an affordable PHEV SUV. Although the limited range of the battery and its small petrol tank mean that you have to fill up and plug in on a more frequent basis it is a popular choice amongst those looking to get the most from their mpg meters. This car has a standard charge time of 3.5 hours, usable with rapid charge points.
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