The Best Plug In Hybrid Vehicles 2022

The Best Plug In Hybrid Vehicles 2022

As the UK government continues with their plans for a greener cleaner future, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are a useful stepping stone in the right direction. Providing drivers with the option to use fuel or electric battery power, PHEV’s can make the whole process of switching to pure electric vehicles a much smoother transition, and most hybrid vehicles also use a standard Type 2 charging cable.

If you don’t like change and you aren’t easily convinced to buy a pure electric vehicle just yet, then please read on because a plug-in hybrid might be the right option for you. In this article we will outline some of the most popular PHEVs available here in the UK.

Audi A3 Sportback

The premium and compact Audi A3 Sportback, features a striking athletic look, and can be customised to suit your style with comfortable, dynamic, and automatic driving. The Sportback can also be tailored to your preferred style with the option of different trim backs.

The A3 comes complete with a spacious glossy interior, the latest tech and MMI navigation system with a 10.1-inch touch screen, an extendable 380 litre boot, and optional ambient lighting. Offering a 13kWh battery, the Audi A3 has an electric range up to 41 miles, and will take around 4 hours to charge, with a maximum charging rate of 2.9kW.

BMW 330e

The innovative BMW 330e is a sports saloon with a range of features including: a live cockpit with two 12.3-inch displays, the latest BMW eDrive technology with a personal assistant, parking assistant – with a rear-view camera and reverse assist, a driving assistant, optimised weight distribution, and a 375 litre boot space. The 330e also features a 10 second Xtra-Boost on acceleration.

Offering a 41-mile electric range, with a 12kWh battery size, the 330e takes anywhere between 3 to 5 hours to charge up to 80% capacity, with a maximum charging speed of 3.7kW.

BMW 530e

The BMW 530e is a luxurious and comfortable plug-in hybrid, going from 0-62 mph in just 5.9 seconds, it features a fantastic grip for all weathers with smooth quick-shifting gears, a 410 litre boot capacity, plus the same BMW eDrive technology as the 330e.

The 530e offers a range up to 37 miles on a single charge, complete with a 12kWh battery, taking around 3-4 hours to charge, with a maximum rate of 3.7kW.

Ford Kuga PHEV

The Ford Kuga is a stylish plug-in vehicle combining an electric motor with a Duratec 2.5 litre petrol engine, with an 8-year warranty on the hybrid battery. The Kuga features a spacious interior, and the latest Ford technology, including: Co-Pilot 360, adaptive cruise control, lane centring, connectivity with on-board WiFi, enhanced navigation, real-time traffic updates, and the Ford Pass app – exclusive to PHEVs.

The Kuga comes complete with a 14.4kWh battery size, offering a range up to 39 miles, reaching a single charge within 3.5 hours, with a maximum charging speed of 3.7kW.

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is a sleek smart 7-seater SUV, featuring the latest technology including: an 8-inch touchscreen display, reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, heated seating and steering wheel, as well as safety features, smart cruise control, and black cloth upholstery to the interior.

The Sorento has an electric range up to 35 miles, complete with a 13.8kWh battery size, charging within 4 hours, with a maximum charging speed of 7kW.

Land Rover Defender PHEV

The Land Rover Defender is a powerful and innovative PHEV, featuring durability to handle the toughest of terrains, the latest interior technology, including a touchscreen display, zero-emissions when in EV mode, and a towing capacity of 3,000kg.

The Defender comes complete with a 19.2kWh battery, providing an electric driving range up to 27 miles, charging in around 2.5 hours, with a maximum charging rate of 7.4kW.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e is a sleek estate vehicle, featuring a 11.9 inch central media display, ambient lighting, heated front seats, MBUX augmented reality navigation, a panoramic sunroof, a 360 degree camera, and climate control.

The C-Class C300e comes equipped with a 25.4kWh battery size, providing an impressive range up to 65 miles, with a maximum charging rate of 3.7kW, and can be charged in around 1.5 hours using a 7.4kW wall box.

MG HS Plug-in Hybrid

The MG HS Plug-in Hybrid is a state-of-the-art plug-in SUV, which features zero tailpipe emissions when in EV only mode, a soft-touch interior and spacious seating for comfort, an assisted driving system, adaptive cruise control, safety features such as collision warning and automatic braking, a 360 degree parking camera, and a 10.1 inch touch display.

The MG HS provides a range of up to 32 miles, complete with a battery size of 14.9kWh, reaching a full charge in 4.5 hours using a 7.4kWh charger, with a maximum charging rate of 7kW.

Peugeot 508 Hybrid

The Peugeot 508 Hybrid is a sculpted sporty plug-in saloon, featuring a bold innovative design, Peugeot’s i-Cockpit for agile driving, a 10-inch HD touchscreen display, smooth driving with Active Suspension, and a night-vision infra-red camera for enhanced safety while driving at night – with animal and pedestrian detection.

The 508 comes equipped with a 11.8kWh battery, providing a range up to 37 miles in electric driving mode, charging in less than 2 hours using a 7.4kW wall box charger, with a maximum charging speed of 3.6kW.

Skoda Superb IV

The first model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain from Skoda, the Skoda Superb IV features an e-noise generator to let pedestrians know you are near, a built in 3rd gen infotainment system, wireless SmartLink, virtual cockpit, SOS emergency call button, front and rear parking sensors, and a handy storage compartment for EV charging cables.

The Superb iV comes equipped with a 13kWh battery, providing a pure electric range up to 35 miles, charging in around 3.5 hours, with a maximum charging rate of 3.6kW.

Skoda Octavia IV

The Skoda Octavia IV is a striking plug-in hybrid, offering driving flexibility with a choice of e-mode, sport-mode, and hybrid-mode. The Octavia IV also features dual-zone climate control, and the latest tech – including a 10-inch infotainment display system with Apple CarPlay, as well as a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit display screen.

The Octavia IV comes equipped with a 13kWh battery size, providing an all-electric range up to 44 miles, supporting a maximum charging rate of 3.6kW, and can be charged in around 2 hours from a 7.4kW home charge point.

Volkswagen Golf GTE

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is a bold and sporty hybrid vehicle, featuring a blue-trim strip across the front exterior, an acceleration speed from 0-62 in only 6.7 seconds, a cosy interior with led background lighting, a touchscreen display, premium sport seats, as well as We Connect and Amazon Alexa built in connectivity.

The Golf GTE comes equipped with a 13kWh battery size, providing an electric driving range up to 38 miles, with a maximum charging rate of 3.6kW, achieving a single charge within around 3.5 hours.

Volvo V90 Recharge T6

The Volvo V90 Recharge T6 is smart and functional, equipped with safety features such as driver assistance technology, blind spot information system, built in Google for optimal connectivity and assistance, an advanced air purifier, and a 360-degree camera.

The V90 comes equipped with a 18.8kWh battery, providing an incredible electric range up to 53.4 miles, charging within 5 hours with a maximum charging rate of 3.7kW using a wall box charger.

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