Useful information about electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
Hybrids, BEV, EV, PHEV, Self-charging…
At the end of a long journey, you need to be certain that there’s somewhere you can plug-in. Charge times vary depending on the vehicles and the charging station you visit. At home it could take several hours to fully recharge your vehicle.
Typically the electric motor will activate at lower speeds, such as city centres, to reduce emissions. These vehicles can be plugged-in to recharge or recharge during your journey using the petrol engine though this does affect fuel economy.
The electric engine is typically used at lower speeds but most of a journey would be petrol-powered. These vehicles cannot be plugged in and rely on the petrol engine to recharge, hence the term ‘self charging’.