Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) have all the functionality of full Hybrid technology, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electricity supply. The larger capacity of the battery makes them capable of zero-emissions while driving for ranges of up to 34 miles, with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
You can keep your PHEV vehicle charged in a variety of ways, from plugging into the mains, to advanced self-charging technology. Watch this animation for an overview about the most common ways you can make sure your PHEV is charged up and ready to go when you are.
The government offers a Plug-in Car grant off the purchase price of certain hybrid and electric cars and electric vans. Other benefits include car tax exemptions if you own a zero-emissions vehicle. Plus, you can get money off installation charges if you opt for an at-home charging station. Find out more