Hybrid cars are more popular than ever and there’s a huge range of high-quality new and used hybrid cars to choose from. Hybrids have a petrol or diesel engine and an electrical system that helps improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions and can be a good choice if you want to switch from your petrol or diesel car but aren't ready to go all-electric.
You may have heard of a ‘conventional hybrid’, ‘self-charging hybrid’, ‘mild hybrid’ or ‘plug-in hybrid’. All of these have features in common but there are also some significant differences. Some can be driven on battery power alone while some can’t, and the distance they can be driven on battery power varies widely. One of them can be plugged in to charge, but the others don’t need to be.
Read on and you’ll find out exactly how each type of hybrid car works, its pros and cons and how it compares to the others.