Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs full electric cars….which one do I choose?, Which one suits my lifestyle?
Some of the many questions that customers are asking themselves as they see the demise of the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars and the transition to EVs.
With the ban on the sale of new non-hybrid diesel and petrol cars coming into effect in 2030, as part of the government’s plan to cust CO2 emissions, we find ourselves having to think long and hard about our next car.
The range of EVs offered by leading manufacturing brands has grown enormously over the last decade and EV car ownership is growing to match. Although the infrastructure is lagging slightly behind, progress in this area is steadily being made.
What consumers face now is which type of EV to choose and which one will suit their lifestyle – and understanding the different types is the first hurdle in answering these questions.
Hybrid Electric vehicle, MHEV (self-charging hybrid)
Hybrid cars come with a diesel or a petrol engine that works alongside a separate electric motor. They are able to drive with either the electric motor alone, combustion engine alone, or a combination of the two – the on-board computer calculates when and how the different power plants take over.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, PHEV
Plug-in-Hybrids have an on-board battery that supplies power to an electric motor to drive the wheels, which is topped-up by plugging the car in. The battery is usually smaller and has a lower capacity than ones found in electric cars.
Perhaps the easiest to understand – there’s a large battery in the car, that is charged using a cable – just like you would with a tablet or phone. There is no combustion engine, so zero emissions, however you have to ensure the vehicle range can match your lifestyle, especially those who travel long distances.
With the Karzoom car subscription, you can manage that transition to electric vehicles at your own pace. Our all-inclusive service offers you the flexibility to swap cars to suit your needs – so easing the move to electric cars without the commitment of owning one. It maybe that if you commute long distances you prefer the Hybrid, or you like the ease of charging the car at the office and home and like the EV.
Why not consider a car subscription, not only does it takes away all the unexpected costs of vehicle ownership, it allows you the flexibility to change your car to suit you, your family and your lifestyle needs.
For more detailed independent information on the different types of EVs and Hybrids in this article by carbuyer.
For more information please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk you through some options to find you the perfect fit.