Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles at Donnelly Group NI

A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) can be a good option for anyone who’s not ready to go fully electric but still wants the benefits such as lower emissions & fuel costs.

Donnelly Group is helping keen drivers nationwide find a hybrid that suits their driving style and needs, with a great offering from manufacturers including Jaguar & VW.

What is a Plug-In Hybrid Car?

A plug-in hybrid offers the best of both worlds, using a combined power source of a petrol engine and a rechargeable battery.

It differs from a standard hybrid, which relies on your fuel as you drive to charge the battery. Hybrids always have the back-up of a petrol or diesel engine, which helps on longer journeys.

How do Plug-In Hybrids work?

The vehicle’s battery recharges the onboard battery through both regenerative braking when the car is in motion and ‘plugging-in’.

You can charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle with an at-home charger or use the public charging points similar to how you would charge a fully electric vehicle.

What are the benefits of a plug-in hybrid car?

One of the main benefits of having a plug-in hybrid car is how much better they are for the environment (due to lower CO2 emissions) and better fuel economy than their petrol and diesel counterparts. With many homes installing solar panels and other electric options, having a hybrid car can see driving become a long-term way of saving money. That isn’t the only benefit of opting for a plug-in. You should also know:

  • You can do shorter journeys using all or primarily all-electric power as long as you recharge in between journeys. Some customers go for mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids over 100% electric BEVs as they take away that anxiety of running out of range.
  • Still, having a conventional petrol engine means that speedier driving (e.g. motorways) will take over to prevent the power required from draining the battery too quickly.
  • Electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel, so when your car runs on battery power, it will cost you less than traditional methods.
  • You have the option of charging at home to save yourself time
  • Many newer plug-in electric hybrid cars coming to the market tend to have lower road tax as an incentive to make the switch.

What plug-In hybrid models are available at Donnelly Group?

Available online to reserve and at your nearest Donnelly Group showroom, you’ll find a wider range of pug-in options than anywhere else. If you’re interested in making a move and need information on setting your home up for EV charging, we recommend getting in touch. While charging is typically not an issue for detached/semi-detached homeowners, you’ll want clarity on the best vehicle to go for if charging options are limited.

Don’t forget, we also have a range of used PHEVs available, as well as a full battery-electric and mild-hybrid electric vehicle range!

Your Favourite Manufacturers Plugging Into Hybrid Options

Seeing a car parked up and plugged into a charging station is a common sight now. Every time you go by one, you’ll probably see a different hybrid, as the offerings out there have grown exponentially in just a few years.

Familiar names we proudly feature in our hybrid collection include Citroën, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, SEAT, Toyota & Volkswagen.

Some of our most popular hybrids from each manufacturer are featured below: