Fuel Type-Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle PHEV
Plug-In Hybrid PHEV’s
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV’s) or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHV) is a car that uses both batteries and other energy storage methods, that can drive an electric motor. The electric motor works in conjunction with an internal combustion engine to drive the car. The electric part gives the PHEV lower emissions as it will be able to travel a distance on pure electric, the petrol engine allows the car to travel long distances and achieve better fuel efficiencies and MPG’s. PHEV’s produce less pollution due to their lower emissions and as a result have much lower road tax fees to pay. There are also many other benefits available for PHEV’s such as the government low emission vehicle grant.
Plug-in hybrid cars are very popular with the company car drivers, due to their low tax bandings Benefit-In-Kind (BIK) benefits and capital allowance benefits for companies. Furthermore it also benefits a business’s carbon footprint and emphasises that they are environmentally conscious as a business.
The majority of PHEV drivers opt to charge their vehicles overnight at home. However with ever growing EV charging networks, there is more and more charging taking place out in public car parks and roads. In addition to this a large number of Solar PV owners use EV as a method of storing and using their excess electricity being produced. Overall PHEV’s have all the benefits of electric cars, and the advantage of the range and convenience of traditional combustion engine cars. Currently the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is Europe’s number one selling EV and PHEV.
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