Hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars are not the same: the time has come to clarify.
In fact, only 47% of Italians say they know what a plug-in hybrid is.
So let's find out what differentiates the two types of cars and which one is more convenient.
Let's start by explaining what is meant by hybrid.
A hybrid car is precisely a hybrid because it combines an electric and a fuel motor.
The electric one can replace the thermal one or work together with it to reduce consumption and pollution levels.
Hybrid or plug-in hybrid: differences.
At low speed the car makes the most of the electricity so that the thermal does not kick in.
In a traditional hybrid (not plug-in), the electric should not be understood as a substitute but rather as an aid to the heat engine.
Traveling by electric car, therefore, is possible but only for a few kilometers; if you want something that is more powerful as an electric-only range, then you have to get a plug-in hybrid.
Hybrid or plug-in: when one is convenient and when the other.
The first has lower purchase costs and has lower consumption.
The second has a higher list price but is ideal if you have energy sources available to recharge the batteries.