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What is the Electric Hybrid Range?

The Mild hybrid (MHEV)

Internal combustion engine(diesel or petrol) assisted by electric power with a conventional manual gearbox. It has Electric assistance from an electric motor/generator which takes the place of starter motor and alternator, this can assist the internal combustion engine to fill in torque at low road speed and to provide a power boost for overtaking. When not required to boost the performance the motor/generator charges a 24-volt battery ready for when electric power is needed. It cannot drive on Electric alone.

This is a good introduction to hybrid, as it does not require any change in driving style or driving habits and does not require a wall box as the car does not require any external charging.

The Hybrid. ( HEV)

It is powered by a normal engine however the electrical motor takes over for shorter distances. This is a great option for those who do small journeys around town.
As well as the advantages of having better fuel efficiency, if you own a Hybrid you gain extra benefits such as having a lower first year road tax.

Plug-in hybrid. (PHEV)

This has two sources of power by the engine and electric battery. Having a larger battery allows you to drive further on electric power. With a plug-in hybrid you get the best of both worlds.

You get the efficiency of the electric car during short journeys as well as its normal engine when driving a longer distance. Great if you commute to work but spend your weekends around town.

All Electric.

This is 100% electric and all you do is charge up the battery then go on your way. The electric car benefits the environment more than plug-in hybrids as they do not use any fuel. If you are looking to minimize your carbon footprint, this may be the car for you.

Self-charging Hybrid

It is powered by a normal engine however the electric motor takes over for shorter distances. This is a great option for those who do small journeys around town.

Only available with CVT or Automatic transmission-as the car chooses whether to run on internal combustion, electric or combined.

The battery is charged by regenerative braking and by the motor/generator. The electric motor can assist the internal combustion engine when needed As well as the advantages of having better fuel efficiency, if you own a Hybrid you gain extra benefits such as having a lower first year road tax.

Does not a wall box or any external charging facility.

What is the Electric Hybrid Range?
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