Plug-In Hybrid

What is a plug-in hybrid, and how does it differ from an electric car?

A plug-in hybrid, short for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a type of hybrid electric vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine with an electric motor. Different to regular hybrids, PHEV can be recharged from an external power source, like a wallbox or charging station.

This capability allows them to store more electrical energy, enabling longer drives on electric power alone. When the battery is empty, the vehicle switches to using its petrol engine, making it versatile for longer trips without the need to recharge.

To get the most out of a plug-in hybrid car and save on fuel, it is advantageous to have reliable access to a recharging location. The best options here are a wallbox at your home or recharging opportunities at work.