Hybrid vehicle Hybrid vehicle - Wikipedia A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine plus electric motor. Most people will have heard of the Prius, which was the most popular hybrid in the UK until it was overtaken by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Government incentives of lower car tax plus zero congestion charge in London as well as the lower running costs can make owning a hybrid more attractive than traditional combustion engine cars. The savings do depend on your specific use of the car, however. Someone predominantly driving long motorway miles will likely find a diesel more economical. PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Plug-in hybrid - Wikipedia A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle that can be recharged by plugging it in to an external source of electric power. A PHEV shares the characteristics both of a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, having an electric motor and an internal combustion engine (ICE), and of an all-electric vehicle, having a plug to connect to the electrical grid. A plug-in hybrid offers the possibility of running very cheaply if you do short journeys within the car's electric range (usually 20-30 miles). For example, a commute to work where it could be plugged in to recharge the battery for the journey home could mean running on electric only. This makes even more sense if you have solar panels to charge the car at home cheaper. EV (or BEV) Electric Car Electric vehicle - Wikipedia or Battery electric vehicle - Wikipedia An electric vehicle (EV), also referred to as an electric drive vehicle, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle may be powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources, or may be self-contained with a battery or generator to convert fuel to electricity. An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device. Electric motors give electric cars instant torque, creating strong and smooth acceleration. They are also around three times as efficient as cars with an internal combustion engine. Notable green cars for 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Hatchback PHEV The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Audi Q7 e-tron SUV PHEV All-new Audi Q7 e-tron BMW 225xe hatchback PHEV BMW 2 Series iPerformance Active Tourer : Introduction BMW 330e saloon PHEV BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon : Introduction BMW 530e saloon PHEV BMW 5 Series Saloon : iPerformance BMW i3 hatchback EV BMW i3 : Introduction BMW i8 sports PHEV BMW i8 : The Plug in Hybrid Sports Car Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV options IONIQ: Hyundai’s First Hybrid, Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Car | Hyundai UK Kia Niro SUV Hybrid All-New Niro - NEW CARS | Kia Motors UK Kia Soul EV hatchback EV Kia Soul EV Small Electric City Car | Kia Motors UK Lexus CT 200h hatchback Hybrid Lexus CT 200h Luxury Hybrid Hatchback Car | Lexus UK Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive EV Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Mercedes C350 e Saloon/hatchback PHEV The new Mercedes-Benz C 350 e - efficiency, dynamism and comfort. Mercedes GLE 500e SUV PHEV Mercedes-Benz - The GLE SUV Mercedes E350e saloon PHEV The new E-Class. Masterpiece of Intelligence. Mitsubishi Outlander SUV PHEV Explore the Outlander | Hybrid Electric SUVs | Mitsubishi Motors UK Nissan Leaf hatchback EV Nissan LEAF - Electric Car - Hatchback | Nissan Renault ZOE hatchback EV ZOE | Electric | Renault UK Tesla Model S hatchback EV Model S | Tesla UK Tesla Model X SUV EV Model X | Tesla UK Toyota Prius hatchback Hybrid Prius | Overview & Features | Toyota UK Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback EV e-Golf : Volkswagen UK Volkswagen Golf GTE hatchback PHEV Golf GTE : Volkswagen UK Volkswagen Passat GTE saloon/estate PHEV Passat GTE Pricing & Specifications : Volkswagen UK If there are errors or omissions in the above, or you would like to see this information improved, please reply below.