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What is a hybrid car and is it right for me?

Photo of Donna By Donna
13th December 2019

A hybrid car combines a traditional petrol or diesel engine with a small electric motor and a battery pack to help reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.

Mark Smith
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

What are the different types of hybrids?

Mild Hybrid (MHEV)

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Full Hybrid

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Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)

Mitsubishi Outlander on a white background

Is a hybrid right for me?

Consider the following questions:

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Do you do most of your mileage in and around town?

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Do you have access to charge points?

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Do you live or drive in the London Congestion Zone?

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How important is performance to you?

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About the Author: Donna Kelly

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