The electrification of cars seems unstoppable. Between the obligation of manufacturers to reduce their emissions more and more and cities that are closed to the traffic of older cars through the use of environmental labels, all non-electric cars will be hybrids . And there, and as a measure on the rise, we have the plug-in hybrid that is one of the best recommendations for your purchase these days.
The hybrid car is the preferred option
According to a recent report by RACE, when choosing a motor for a new car, the leap that hybrid vehicles have experienced stands out.
They have gone from being the preferred option for 24.6% of drivers to being so for 42%, well ahead of the 15% who choose gasoline, the 13% who opt for diesel and the 12% who prefer electrical according to the Observatory of Drivers. And there, and in a good way for everyone, we have the plug-in hybrid car.
A plug-in hybrid that, thanks to its technology, has been seen as the most interesting if we opt for them and, for the moment, not for the 100% pure electric. In these, the truth is that your purchase has reasons and advantages to do so , and that it can be a great idea for the next 2023.
Everything that the plug-in hybrid offers us
Because surely you have ever heard people talk about putting plug-in hybrids through the roof: that they are better than conventional hybrids, that they allow you to enjoy absolutely each and every one of the advantages of electric ones…
Well yes, they are right . This electromobility technology, the plug-in hybrid, is adapting in a wonderful way to the needs of users and to current technological development. That is why we believe that if you are thinking of buying a new car in 2023, this type of variant will be the big winner. We tell you some reasons.
High levels of autonomy
This is one of the considerations that we like the most, and of which we know that they will also ask us to apply for a plug-in hybrid. Because, unlike pure electric, there are certain plug-in models that offer 100% electric autonomy in conjunction with a combustion engine.
It does this by allowing the daily routes of the vast majority of drivers to be covered with up to 50 kilometers of emission-free driving. The figure increases up to 70 kilometers of electric autonomy in urban routes and its distance can be doubled if a charger is available, or a conventional electrical outlet.
Zero Emissions Label
Of course, any plug-in hybrid with more than 40 kilometers of autonomy in electric mode obtains the DGT 0 Emissions label .
This means a multitude of advantages , such as free access and mobility around Madrid or Barcelona, registration tax, circulation tax and even being able to park in different areas at a reduced cost or, directly, for free.
Lower cost of use
Something important, in addition, is that a plug-in hybrid allows energy cost savings compared to a combustion model or a hybrid. Of course, that saving is directly related to the frequency with which we recharge it by plugging it into the network.
In the best of cases, with daily trips in electric mode and frequent recharges, the cost of using a pure electric vehicle can be reached. In addition, there are also some advantages in the cost of maintenance , since it consumes less discs and brake pads due to the regenerative braking system; and the combustion engine suffers less wear due to its less use.
A good alternative to 100% electric
Likewise, if you are afraid or have doubts about taking the step directly to an electric car, a plug-in hybrid can be an interesting alternative that will eliminate the anxiety for the autonomy that any owner of an electric car can accuse.
After all, you will always have an internal combustion engine to make any trip without worrying about stopping to recharge the battery.
Although plug-in hybrid cars are designed to achieve the highest possible efficiency, they also offer sporty sensations when both engines work at full capacity or we choose a sporty driving mode .
The immediacy of response when we step on the accelerator pedal and the way it pushes also affect this character. The combined performance of both engines makes it possible to offer great performance to plug-in hybrid models.