What Is Plug-in Hybrid Cars?
Plug-in hybrid cars are one that operates on the technology of rechargeable batteries. In that sense, it is very much like the other rechargeable devices that we use. Such cars are useful because they are very energy-efficient and thus helps to sustain nature.
With increasing amounts of pollutants being released in the air regularly, plug-in hybrid cars provide a more eco-friendly means of traveling. This also cuts down on fuel prices and is more economical than standard fuel-powered vehicles. In India, the concept of hybrid cars came about in early 2015 in the form of CNG-Diesel. While initially, this was only limited to a few cars, an increasing number of cars and buses are taking to it now.
There are plenty of PHEVs in the market as of now. Here we have put together a list of the top five in the category.
The Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron
The mention of Audi is enough to snatch our breath away. This only gets better when the recognizable A3 model is put together with an electric motor, thereby combining both style and sustenance. It is five doomed and also comes with a petrol engine. The combination of these power sources helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions significantly.
The BMW i3
When it comes to looks, this plug-in hybrid car is the most futuristic in appearance. It has a handy range and uses two-cylinder engines to charge the battery of the vehicle, thereby allowing the vehicle some flexibility. Although this was discontinued towards the end of last year, there are a few models still available. Hurry to get yours now!
The Volkswagen Golf GTE
This plug-in hybrid is a medium-sized hatchback and requires charging very frequently so you can get maximum usage out of it. It boasts of a 31-mile range when ultimately charged. This car has been in a lot of demand since its launch, and stocks have run out quickly. However, this is expected to be corrected with the Mk8 VW Golf sometime in 2020.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid
This is the smallest plug-in hybrid on sale in the market now. This, too, cuts down significantly on carbon dioxide emissions and is significantly in demand owing to its innovations. It roughly has a 76 mpg fuel economy.
The Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid
This car has silent, zero-emission progress for around 26 miles if it is charged regularly at home. It has a three-cylinder petrol engine, and this, when combined with the electric motor, has a power output of 224 bhp.
Apart from these plug-in hybrid cars, there are many others which have taken the market by a storm of late. Some of these include models like the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, the Kia Niro Hybrid, the Lexus RX 450 h and so on. Within the next few years, an estimated 40 to 50% of the population should ideally switch from normal to hybrid cars thereby helping in cutting down harmful emissions into the environment.