What's it like to drive a hybrid car?
The best hybrid cars offer a driving experience that sets them apart from petrol or diesel cars, with responsive electric power and less noise for those inside and out.
Hybrid cars use a process called regenerative braking to charge their batteries by capturing kinetic energy when the car is braking. In some hybrids this can be set to different strengths to control whether you coast or slow down when releasing the accelerator.
Responsive Electric Power
Most hybrids use their electric motors to assist from a stop. This provides instant torque so there is no delay in sending power to the wheels when pulling away from junctions or traffic lights.
Plug-in hybrid driving
Perfect synergy of electric and petrol
Plug-in Hybrids provide an even more seamless driving experience. The larger capacity battery allows the car to switch from electric to petrol and back again on the fly so that whether your goal is efficiency or performance, the car adjusts for your driving style.
Outlander PHEV Ability