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At Pulman Group we’re all here for the drive forward in electro-mobility and we have a fantastic range of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) available from Pulman Volkswagen.
What is a PHEV?
A plug-in hybrid is powered by both electric and fuel and can be a good option for anyone who's not ready to go fully electric. They provide many of the fuel and emissions benefits of electric cars on short drives, but have the back-up of a petrol or diesel engine for longer journeys.
A PHEV battery is typically larger than a standard hybrid battery which is why you tend to travel on more electric miles until the combustion engine kicks in. Typically, PHEVs offer between 20 to 35 miles of electric miles, although some models are capable of offering up to 50 miles.
You needn’t panic once your electric range is running low, as the combustion engine automatically kicks in and then you’re driving on fuel. Once your journey is finished you can charge your PHEV ready for your next trip. PHEVs can be charged by a standard three pin plug from your home, a wall charger or from a public charging station. Charging times can vary anywhere between 20 minutes and six hours depending on the power output of your chosen charging method.
FACT: According to official figures, 66,877 plug-in hybrid cars were sold in this country in 2020 – a massive 91% increase on the previous year.
Benefits of a PHEV
There are countless benefits to driving a plug-in hybrid on a daily basis, here’s just some of the reasons:
- Greater performance, driving comfort and more fun when driving off-road thanks to electric assistance
- Practical electric ranges for day-to-day use
- Brake energy recuperation extends electric range between charges
- Save on fuel costs
- Less impact on the environment
Pulman Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Range
At Pulman Volkswagen we have a fantastic range of plug-in hybrid Volkswagens, ranging from hatchbacks, estates and SUVs. Take a look below:
- Golf GTE – up to 40 miles*
- Tiguan eHybrid – up to 30 miles*
- Touareg R – up to 28 miles*
- Passat GTE – up to 40 miles*
- Passat Estate GTE – up to 40 miles*
- Arteon eHybrid – up to 39 miles*
- Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid – up to 38 miles*
If you’d like to make your way to zero with the Volkswagen plug-in hybrid range, contact Pulman Volkswagen today. Our Volkswagen Specialists will answer any questions you have and show the PHEV range available from Pulman Volkswagen in Durham and Sunderland.
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*All vehicles are tested according to WLTP technical procedures. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, vehicle load (and, for battery electric vehicles, the starting charge of the battery). Figures for plug-in hybrid vehicles were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. Plug-in hybrid vehicles require mains electricity for charging. Figures for battery electric vehicles were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. Battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. Zero emissions while driving. Fuel consumption for battery electric vehicles is not applicable. Figures quoted are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes and range figures may include options not available in the UK. Please consult your retailer for further information.