By: Lisa Harper
Looking to purchase a hybrid or plug-in hybird car? Why not take a look at our top-5 models and see if they could offer you everything you’re looking for.
The Ford Mondeo hybrid much like its conventional counterpart is a comfortable, stylish and spacious saloon with a solid drive experience.
The Mondeo Hybrid has a state of the art self-charging system meaning that there is no need to plug in to re-charge. The system can deliver CO2 of just 92g/km and a combined fuel economy of over 70 miles per gallon. It also incorporates smart technology which learns when it’s best to switch from petrol to electric and vice versa.
The XC90 is a big car and ideal for those who need space in abundance. Perfect for larger families the XC90 will comfortably seat 7 adults.
By utilising Volvo’s T8 Twin engine the Volvo XC90 brings practicality and luxury to the hybrid market. The engine offers an impressive 400bhp and is capable of reaching 0-62mph in just 5.6 seconds and has a top speed of 143mph. With a 25 mile electric only range its more than capable of doing the school run. Whilst the impressive 134.5mpg and 59g/km of CO2 mean the XC90 also offers excellent value for money driving on longer journeys. So there really is no need to sacrifice power and superb driveability for efficiency and low CO2 emissions.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has all the qualities of its diesel counterpart but drastically lowers your CO2 emissions and boasts fantastic fuel economy. With all the space and practicality of a 4x4 without the associated larger fuel bills.
The Outlander PHEV can travel up to 33 miles in full electric mode, so if you have a short commute you can do it without using a drop of fuel. Whilst for longer journeys the conventional engine will kick in and combined with the electric engine you can take advantage of the Outlander PHEVs outstanding 156mpg potential.
The Kia Optima is a popular business car due to its striking looks and charismatic road presence. Now you can the same great looks with hybrid capabilities, so you can satisfy your eco credentials.
A 33 mile all electric range means many will be able to travel day to day on electric power only. However when you do need to go further afield you can achieve up to 176.6mpg.
Designed with maximum efficiency in mind everything about this car has been carefully crafted. From the attractive aerodynamic silhouette of the car which reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency, to the state of the art lithium-ion battery polymer battery with superior charge and discharge.
Both hybrid and plug-in hybrid options are available so it’s easy to choose the most practical and cost efficient option for your needs.
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