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If you’re interested in hybrid cars for a future purchase, here’s everything you need to know about self-charging hybrid cars!

Although their future is uncertain, they are hybrid cars can be seen as a transitional step before going fully electric. They help reduce CO emissions.2while reducing fuel consumption.

There are several types of hybrid cars: rechargeable hybrid cars (plug-in), but also self-charging hybrid cars, often simply called “hybrid cars”. Here’s everything you need to know about hybrid cars.

Hybrid cars: what is a hybrid?

As the name suggests, a hybrid car has under the hood several engines different: very often there is an internal combustion engine, petrol or diesel, as well as one or more electric motor(s).

It exists several types of hybrid cars : micro hybrids, mild hybrids (light hybridization or 48 volts), plug-in hybrids, as well as self-charging hybrid cars, also called hybrids or full hybrids.

Hybrid cars: what is the difference with a plug-in hybrid?

The main difference between a hybrid car and a plug-in hybrid car is that in order to recharge it, the plug-in hybrid car needs to be connected using a cable, while a hybrid car does not need to be trendy.

The hybrid car reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions2, but only offers a very limited range in 100% electric mode. On the contrary, the plug-in hybrid car has a larger capacity battery, which enables it to drive longer distances in all-electric mode.

Hybrid cars: what are the benefits?

A hybrid car has many advantages : for example, it has reduced fuel consumption, recovers the kinetic energy during braking and deceleration, which is lost on thermal cars, and at the same time it saves brake pads thanks to regenerative braking.

In the city, the hybrid car exudes superior driving comfort, with more silence and more torque thanks to the electric motor. It also has a longer life and reduced maintenance compared to a thermal version, because the internal combustion engine is much less stressed in urban conditions.

Hybrid cars: who are they for?

The hybrid car also has some disadvantagessuch as, for example, a higher purchase price than a thermomobile, or even a low battery capacity, which does not allow you to drive a long distance in 100% electric mode.

The “simple” hybrid car is interesting if you drive mainly in urban conditions. In fact, in the city, if you practice eco-driving during your daily trips, you can drive for a significant amount of time in all-electric mode, which will help save fuel.

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Hybrid cars: are there purchase aids?

Until 2016, there was an ecological bonus for non-rechargeable hybrid cars. Since then there is more bonuses when buying a hybrid car simple, not for used hybrid cars either.

To benefit from an economic boost, you will have to turn to a plug-in hybrid car: although today the ecological bonus has also disappeared for such a motorization, there is still the conversion bonus (or “premium for scrapping”), but also local help that can be found in your city, department or region: find out!

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