Why Your Next Car Should be a Hybrid

Posted on 29th April 2021

Hybrid car sales are on the rise. And the latest research shows that around 20% of all new cars joining UK roads last year were either hybrid or fully electric. So whether it’s now, or a few years down the line, it seems like only a matter of time before most of us get our first taste of hybrid driving. 

In fact, a recent study by Honda stated that over half of British drivers (52%) believe that their next car will be a hybrid. 

But of course, other people doing it is no real practical reason to do something yourself. So why exactly should a hybrid be the type of car you consider for your next vehicle? Well, beyond the obvious environmental benefits, here are a few reasons why it might just be a smart move.

Rear view of a black electric car charging in a car park with a blue cable

An easy way to dip your toe into the green car game

The 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales is looming, however some hybrids will still be available for purchase up till 2035. Either way, whilst older models will still be in circulation, the end is in sight for petrol and diesel vehicles. A hybrid then, is the ideal way for you to ease yourself into the future of cars, without having to go the whole hog just yet. It’s a chance to get a feel for electric driving, without fully committing just yet. 

Go green but with a back up plan

The EV infrastructure is still not where it needs to be to support all drivers on UK roads having electric cars. So it’s good to know that if you are out for a longer drive and using electricity you won’t be caught short. The chances are that you will be able to find somewhere to charge in the near vicinity. But whilst rapid chargers are becoming increasingly common, not all chargers will enable you to get back on the road quite so quickly; so if you have places to be then being able to switch fuel types will be quite an asset.  

Cost effective

For now, a lot of fully electric cars are pretty expensive, whilst hybrids can often be picked up for slightly cheaper. As the tech trickles down, it’s safe to assume prices will follow. For now though, if you want to opt for the sustainable choice but don’t fancy stumping up the price tag, a hybrid could be the perfect choice. Another financial benefit of a hybrid vehicle is that your environmentally friendly choice could just save you from costs such as congestion charges, lower your annual tax bill, and you may even find when purchasing one that certain government incentives will help cheapen the price. 

The journey away from petrol and diesel seems inevitable as the car world moves toward less environmentally harmful options. So maybe it's time to hop on board, and take your first step toward an electric future. 

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