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What is a Plug In Hybrid Car?

Plug In Hybrid Cars: The 2019 Brayleys Guide

A plug in hybrid has both a battery-powered electric motor and a petrol engine. However, the plug in hybrid, as its name suggests, can be charged up from a mains plug. This could an ordinary domestic power socket, a home charging station or one of over 13 000 public charging stations in the UK. Usually abbreviated to PHEV - Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, these cars have an electric-only range which is often enough for most people’s everyday commute – up to 36 miles in some cases. With the best plug in hybrid You can expect emissions as low as 29g/km CO2 and fuel consumption up to an incredible 201.8 MPG.

Take a look at the superb 2019 range of the best plug in hybrid SUV cars for sale from Honda and Kia. Our expert staff at Brayleys are at your service to explain all the benefits of these practical and economical cars.

Call in for a friendly welcome and take advantage of the best new car offers and latest Brayleys self charging hybrid car offers. Find out what it’s like to drive a hybrid car on the road for yourself by arranging a test drive.

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How Does a Plug-in Hybrid Car Work?

The PHEV typically has a combination of Internal combustion petrol engine and electric motor with higher power and larger battery capacity than other hybrids. This means an increased all-electric range of up to 36 miles in some models. When driving in electric mode, no fuel is being used and so there are zero emissions.

Regenerative braking technology returns kinetic energy to recharge the battery pack while coasting or braking. Sophisticated technology informs drivers of the energy expenditure on the road. This helps you reduce consumption and emissions even further by suggesting energy-saving driving techniques. Some systems even use satellite navigation to anticipate the most efficient power source.

For more details on the best hybrid cars for sale, contact your local Brayley dealership covering North London and surrounding counties.

What about charging a phev?

There’s no need to worry about electric range in a phev. When the battery is low, the Petrol or Diesel engine will automatically take over. Then when it’s convenient, simply hook up your phev to an electricity supply using the cable provided with the car. Charge up the battery when at home, work or any of the increasing number of public charging stations. For more information about Kia home charging station installations, contact your local Brayley Kia main dealer by sending an enquiry.

Select your ideal plug in Hybrid Car at Brayleys:

  • Kia Niro PHEV

    Based on the high-spec ‘3’ grade and with autonomous emergency braking and smart cruise control too. Discover this stunning plug-in hybrid crossover.

    Kia Niro PHEVView Details
  • Kia Optima Saloon PHEV

    Eye-catching, dynamic style, unique 17” alloys, LED front lights and 8" touchscreen sat nav. Discover Kia’s PHEV saloon.

    Kia Optima Saloon PHEVView Details
  • Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV

    Technology, safety and style come together with practicality in this Sportswagon body shape.

    Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEVView Details

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Plug in Hybrids on the road

There are now more than 130,000 PHEV cars on the road in the UK. Numbers are rising year on year and at Brayleys we recognise their advantages of fuel economy and environmental responsibility. Government support for the new generation of energy efficient vehicle is also strong with grant schemes available.

Contact your local Brayley dealership in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Grays, Enfield, Harpenden, Milton Keynes and Oxford for more details. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff are happy to answer any questions about all types of hybrids and all-electric cars.

Simply click below to find out more or to book a test drive 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.

PHEV cars for sale at Brayleys: low emissions and high economy in style

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