What is a plug-in hybrid car?
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a vehicle that has a slightly larger battery than a regular hybrid, so it travels further just using electricity. However, this also means that it has to be plugged into an electricity supply to be charged fully. Like a regular hybrid, a PHEV combines a standard internal combustion engine with an electric motor powered by a battery pack. Most PHEVs can currently drive for anywhere between 15 and 30 miles just using their electric motors.