Cars POLL: Would you choose an EV or a hybrid for now?

In a bid to meet net zero carbon emissions targets, the UK government has committed to phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. Sales of hybrid vehicles will also cease by 2035, which It means that electric vehicles will take center stage on British roads.

In 2020, sales of electric vehicles grew 185.9% to 108,205 units, while plug-in hybrids rose 91.2% to 66,877 according to data published by the RAC.

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Hybrid vehicles are powered by a small battery in combination with a gasoline or diesel engine, while a plug-in hybrid has a larger battery that requires external charging.

An electric car relies on a battery pack and must be plugged in to charge, and by 2030 the UK hopes to have 300,000 public EV charging points available, nearly five times the number of current fuel pumps.

GoCompare motoring expert Ryan Fulthorpe said hybrid vehicles may be a better option for drivers now.

However, Quentin Willson, the founder of FairCharge and a former TopGear presenter, has urged drivers to switch to electric vehicles.

He told “Hybrid cars are not as good as an electric car. This is simply because its electric range in real life is between 20 and 30 miles. And the rest of the time you spend using a combustion engine.

“There is a feeling that I always have the motor to back me up if I run out of electricity, but in practice, it is not necessary for electric vehicles. To be honest, electric vehicle ranges are getting so good.

“My car easily gets 270 miles on a single charge. If I had a hybrid, I’d be thinking why didn’t I go for a fully electric car?

So what about you? Would you choose an EV or a hybrid for now? Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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