A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) uses two power sources, a traditional combustion engine and an electric motor. Recharging the electric battery is very simple.
Charging can be done at home via a standard power outlet, a specially installed charge point, or at a public rapid charge point.
Electric technology is evolving fast. Currently, hybrid batteries are designed to last for at least 100,000 miles. However, they often last much longer than that.
Generally, electric vehicles are very cheap to run, with the average cost of around 2-4 pence per mile.
Electric cars are very safe because they are much less likely to catch fire and they don’t produce as many potentially hazardous gases.