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PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS: ARE THEY REALLY THE ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICE?

“Nobody ever checked whether you’re actually using it as intended, you’re merely getting a car with several thousand pounds off the cost”

lug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are supposed to be the perfect compromise between practicality and carbon emissions, with an electric motor to handle your commute and an engine for range. But they might not be as eco-friendly as they appear. A new report from the campaign group than their official test values. The group recommends that the UK government commits to the ‘earliest feasible phase-out date’ for all cars with engines: internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, conventional hybrids and PHEVs.

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