Selling Your Hybrid Car
The current plans are for sales of new fossil fuel based cars to be banned in the UK by 2030, which includes some forms of hybrid cars too.
What is a Hybrid Car?
A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses more than one means of propulsion. This essentially means that it combines a petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor.
They tend to consume less fuel and emit lower levels of CO2 than a traditional petrol or diesel vehicle. Due to this, hybrid car owners often get extra benefits such as lower road tax and avoiding certain congestion charges.
What Are The Types Of Hybrid Cars?
There tend to be three types of Hybrid Cars that work in different ways:
1. Parallel Hybrid Cars
The wheels can be powered in three different ways: directly by the engine, by the electric motor only or by both together.
2. Range Extender Hybrid Cars
Using their conventional engine to produce electricity for a generator that recharges the batteries. The engine never actually drives the car, it just produces energy for the electric motor.
3. Plug-In Hybrids
These can be plugged into an electricity outlet to recharge their batteries in addition to being charged while on the move.
Why Should You Own Hybrid Cars?
In terms of performance, Hybrid Cars are pretty similar to traditional petrol or diesel cars, often with an added choice of power modes to use depending on your driving situation. For example, change to Eco Mode when driving in the inner city, or switch to Power Mode for longer open road trips.
There’s also no range anxiety like there is with fully electric cars, as hybrids can charge up their own batteries.
Whether or not a hybrid car is best for you will depend on the types of trips you take. They are often best if you do a lot of your driving in the city where you can rely on the electric power, but also take longer trips on occasion too.
If you just do frequent short trips in the city then a fully Electric Car may be the best option for you. If you’re always on the motorway, a petrol or diesel car may be more suited.
Can I Sell My Hybrid To GoodBye Car?
If you have decided that it’s the right time to sell your electric car, you want to know that you’re going to get a great price.
GoodBye Car will take all the stress out of selling your hybrid, providing you with an instant valuation within minutes. Simply enter your reg number today.
What Is The Value Of My Hybrid?
Unlike many forms of fully electric vehicles that fully rely on the battery power, hybrid cars actually tend to have a great resale value. This is often because of the dual forms of power, and that hybrids are great for people that tend to mix up their journeys.
There’s only one true way of knowing the value of your hybrid car, and that’s through our free car valuation tool. Enter your reg number and get a value emailed to you in minutes.