plug-in hybrid

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) uses rechargeable batteries and is recharged by plugging it in to an external source of power.

Porsche tops growing hybrid resale values

The £80,000 Porsche Panamera will retain the most value amongst hybrid cars when a buyer sells it after three years, according to data specialist hpi.

Jaguar unveils its plan for an electric future

Jaguar has unveiled the Future-Type concept and announced that all Jaguar Land Rover cars will be electrified in some way by 2020.

Plug-in hybrid completes Ioniq trio

Hyundai has completed its Ioniq range with a plug-in hybrid model, capable of up to 39 miles of purely electric driving and a total range of 680 miles.

Volkswagen Golf GTE gets more kit for less cash

Volkswagen has updated the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid hatch to bring it in line with the rest of the range. And it has increased kit while reducing the price.

Kia adds new plug-in hybrids to EV range

Kia unveiled two new additions to its hybrid family at the Geneva motor show; both the Niro and Optima Sportswagon will be available as plug-in hybrids.

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.

Hybrids spark growing new car market

UK new car sales hit a 12-year high in January, with alternative-fuelled cars reaching their highest-ever level but diesel sales slipping back.

Updates for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has announced a number of minor improvements to its best-selling Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV for 2017.

Bentley plans to plug in entire range

Bentley plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of its entire range within a few years. The first petrol-electric model will be the Bentley Bentayga SUV.

BMW 530e plug-in promises 400-mile range

The BMW 5 Series will gain a plug-in hybrid model in March with the launch of the 530e. The car is said to be capable of 141mpg and emissions of 46g/km.

Nissan launches range-extender Note EV

Nissan has launched an electric version of its Note supermini, with a range-extending engine, in Japan. It could preview future global hybrid models.

MINI Countryman goes large – and electric

The new MINI Countryman SUV will be larger than its predecessor and gain a plug-in hybrid version when it arrives in the UK in February 2017.

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