Plug-in hybrids will be a bridge technologies on the way to electric mobility. They combine the best of two worlds: the ranges fossil powered combustion engines with the clean and silent electric drive. The choice is now quite large. We'll tell you what should my plug-in hybrid to you.
not the Toyota no, Prius - In the beginning was. As early as the 1900 around there were several variants of electrically operated vehicles, which possessed an internal combustion engine as a power generator. Of course, these early specimens of automotive history were far from a significant volume production. This fame enforce the hybrid drive in a big way for the mass market, actually belongs to the hybrid pioneer Japanese. Although Audi started the same time developing the Duo models, it was the Toyota Prius, which managed as affordable alternative to conventional glow-car breakthrough.
8.5 million hybrid cars by Toyota
Today Toyota is the undisputed hybrid world market leader, installed in dozens model series hybrid drives and has been selling the Prius premiere in 1997 until the end of 2016 more than 10 million hybrid cars worldwide. And yet the Toyota Prius itself and the hybrid technology as a whole in Germany continues to be a side note. Just 47,996 of the 2,016 new cars sold in Germany drove with hybrid technology from Händlerhof - in view of the overall market of 3.3 million new car registrations, a drop in the water glass.
But the pendulum could change abruptly, because especially the particularly popular in Europe diesel engine is at a crossroads. Bans even for modern Euro 6 diesel are no longer a utopia. So, time to look for alternatives.
German carmaker with an attractive hybrid offer
Also in Germany, Toyota and especially the in-house luxury brand Lexus leader when it comes to hybrid drive. But the other automakers are catching up. In the compact car next to the Prius, Audi, VW, Hyundai and BMW attractive hybrid models offer. see the compact SUV next to the GLC also Volvo XC60 or Mini Cooper Countryman SE 350e before. And even with the large SUV, the German carmaker Guild speaks now with a strong word.
Hybrid car play to their strengths due to the system above all in heavy traffic. On long-haul routes and an open road with high Nitro-share of additional battery-powered can not score points, apart from recuperation phases at the "sail" or when driving downhill and see. Especially in urban traffic, however, conventionally powered vehicles have no chance against the efficiency hybrid technology.
Hybrid cars not for sporty drivers?
Another point is the low-stress driving the always equipped with automatic and naturally a start-stop function hybrid car. But this also means, conversely, that specifically sporty drivers natures make a wide berth hybrid cars. Fun promoting acceleration data promise only hybrid models in the range from around 50,000 euros, there's the issue of "saving" then quite individually.
In our gallery we show you the best for you hybrid car data and prices. And at this link you will find our selected market overview of all plug-in hybrid cars in Germany.
|Compact car: green entry models|
|Audi A3 e-tron||from 37.900 euro||50 km|
|BMW Active Tourer 225xe iPerformance||from 39,150 euros||41 km|
|Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid||from 29.900 euro||50 km|
|Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid||from 37,550 euros||50 km|
|VW Golf GTE||from 36,900 euros||50 km|
|Komaptke SUV: clean trendsetter|
|Mini Cooper Countryman All4 SE Count||from 36,500 euros||41 km|
|Mercedes GLC 350 e 4Matic||from 53,110 euros||34 km|
|Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid||from 39.990 euro||54 km|
|Kia Niro plug-in hybrid||K. A.||55 km|
|Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine AWD||from 69,270 euros|
|Middle Class: alternative company car|
|BMW 330e iPerformance||from 45.650 euro||39 km|
|Kia Optima plug-in hybrid||from 40,490 euros||54 km|
|Mercedes C 350 T e||from 52,717 euros||31 km|
|Volvo V60 D6 AWD Twin Engine||from 57.250 euro||50 km|
|VW Passat GTE||from 44,250 euros||50 km|
|Upper middle class: premium saver|
|BMW 530e iPerformance||from 53,600 euros||45 km|
|Mercedes E 350 e||from 59,440 euros||33 km|
|Volvo S / V90 T8 Twin Engine AWD||from 69,240 euros||43 km|
|Upper Class: sustainable luxury|
|BMW 740e iPerformance||from 96.600 euro||45 km|
|Mercedes S 500 e||from € 110,254||33 km|
|Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo||from € 112,075||51 km|
|Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid||from € 185,735||50 km|
|Large SUV: Power and Place|
|Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro||from 81.900 euro||56 km|
|BMW X5 xDrive 40e iPerformance||from 71,600 euros||31 km|
|Mercedes GLE 500 e 4Matic||from 74,554 euros||30 km|
|Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid||from 86,966 euros||38 km|
|Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine||from 74,650 euros||43 km|
|Sports car: eco-racer|
|BMW i8||from € 134,000||37 km|