What is a hybrid car? What are the differences between hybrid and plug-in hybrid? And does it make sense to drive or buy a hybrid car? Find out everything you need to know in this blog post.
Hybrid car - what is it and how does it work?
A car with two power sources, a combustion engine and an electric motor, is called a hybrid car. Depending on the car, it is powered by one or two motors.
On the one hand, energy is recovered and stored in the battery, and on the other, the electric motor provides energy for acceleration, for example.
Hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what is the difference?
A plug-in hybrid can be recharged via a socket or charging station and has a larger battery capacity. A hybrid, on the other hand, recharges its small battery exclusively by regenerative braking. To get from point A to point B, it is necessary to fill up the car.
How do you recharge a hybrid car?
Plug-in hybrids can be charged from a power source. For home charging stations, you can contact our partner Helion, who will help you install them. If you prefer not to use a charging station, you can use the evpass charging card to charge your plug-in hybrid on the evpass network at preferential conditions.
You can't charge a purely hybrid car at a socket, you have to fill up. However, with our AVIA fuel card, you can again benefit from preferential conditions: you save 5 cents per litre of fuel.
Does a hybrid vehicle make sense?
Depending on how you drive, the hybrid engine offers very low consumption values. Consumption is particularly low on short journeys in the city, on stop-and-go journeys or on short cross-country trips.
In contrast to hybrids, plug-in hybrids are designed for people who usually drive short distances, but who want to drive longer distances from time to time.
The advantage of hybrid cars is their low fuel consumption and low emissions. On the other hand, the purchase costs are rather high. At Carvolution you can drive your new hybrid car from CHF 430.00 / month.
Hybrid cars at Carvolution
Would you like to try out a hybrid car? Carvolution gives you the opportunity. You can choose between a small car, an SUV or a wagon. You can also drive your own hybrid car for only 6 months to see if it suits you. After that, you decide whether you want to return it, continue driving it or trade it in for another one. It's as simple as that. You will also find an overview of Carvolution and the car subscription.