What is a Hybrid Car?

The Brayleys 2019 Hybrid Guide tells you everything you need to know about Hybrid Cars

A Hybrid is simply a car with two motors – one traditional Internal Combustion engine (Petrol or Diesel) and one Electric. There’s a battery to store energy, which powers the electric motor driving the car at slower speeds in town. At higher speeds, the Hybrid uses the petrol motor to drive the wheels and maximise energy efficiency. Sometimes they use a combination of both motors together - cleverly and seamlessly moves between power sources automatically. There are three main types: the Mild Hybrid, the self charging Hybrid and the plug in Hybrid.

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What is a hybrid car?

Personal transport is changing. At Brayleys, we’re at the forefront of new technology and innovation with the best hybrid cars from Kia, Honda, Mazda, Dacia and Renault.

Traditionally the choice of engine in a car has been between Petrol and Diesel. But environmental protection, reducing emissions and saving natural resources are increasingly important. That’s why manufacturers have been developing innovative energy efficient cars over the last decade.

Advanced power options such as Hybrid cars are the future of driving. Not only do they take a responsible stand on cleaner motoring, but they also give you the advantage of saving money on fuel costs.

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Here’s our handy Hybrid Car guide 2019, with everything you need to know:


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What are the advantages of a hybrid?

Hybrid cars are easy to own and run, being a step towards the eco-conscious future era of low emissions and clean motoring. They offer energy efficiency and significant fuel savings without compromising performance.

  • Fewer trips to the Service Station forecourt
  • Access to instant torque from stationary
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Reduced emissions
  • Reduced road tax
  • No London congestion charge (depending on category)
  • Improved mpg

How much can you save with a hybrid?

Take a look at the excellent Honda CR-V SUV. This superb SUV is available in Petrol and Hybrid specifications. We’ve taken the ‘S’ Grade Two-Wheel Drive Specification and compared the manufacturer’s fuel consumption and emissions figures between these two models:

  CR-V 1.5 VTEC Turbo CR-V Hybrid 2.0 i-MMD
Low - Fuel Consumption (mpg) 32.1 35.8
Combined - Fuel Consumption (mpg) 38.7 40.9
Combined - Fuel Consumption (l/100 km) 7.3 6.9
Combined CO₂ (NEDC - Equivalent) (g/km) 143 120

The CR-V is already a highly fuel efficient and low polluting SUV and the hybrid version will consistently save you even more money on every journey. This could mean hundreds of litres of fuel and kilograms of CO2 per year, depending on your mileage. Over the lifetime this adds up to a significant difference in cost savings but also in reducing pollution. And this is for just one vehicle. Reducing the environmental impact of motoring is a collective effort and everyone has their part to play.

What’s the difference between a Hybrid and an electric car

Unlike the dual power cars, Electric cars rely solely on an electric motor, powered by a battery. EV’s from Kia and Renault are an exciting vision of zero-emissions motoring with long ranges and fast charging. Find out more about the range of Electric cars from Brayleys.

Should I buy a Hybrid car?

Although it may seem a leap into the unknown, you should definitely consider a hybrid for your next new car in 2019. The full EV may be the ultimate in low-emission personal transport, however Hybrids are an increasingly popular and practical choice towards clean motoring. It’s an exciting future with packed with innovation and technology designed to provide fun, economical and environmentally considerate driving.

View our Hybrid Car guide 2019:

  • What is a Mild Hybrid?

    Find out more about Mild Hybrid technology.

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  • What is a self charging Hybrid?

    Find out more about self charging Hybrid cars.

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  • What is a plug in Hybrid?

    Find out what a plug in Hybrid is.

    What is a plug in Hybrid?View Details

Here at Brayleys, we’d be delighted to answer any questions about hybrids and all-electric cars. You’ll be assured of a warm welcome at one of our dealerships with locations in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Grays, Enfield, Harpenden, Milton Keynes and Oxford.

Simply click below to make contact or book a test drive to try out a hybrid car on the road for yourself. Take a look at the best hybrid cars at Brayleys. We’re the premier car dealers in North London with new cars for sale in North London and surrounding counties.

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