Hybrid vs electric vs petrol vs diesel – what should your next car be?

Whether you own a private car or operate a fleet, now could be the right time to switch to a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or battery electric (BEV) ultra-low emissions vehicle from a traditional diesel or petrol car. The rapid pace of development of electric vehicles (EV), particularly the range achievable from a single battery charge, means that they are suitable for an ever-growing number of people.

Answer some quick questions using our EV-4-ME? advisor tool below to discover whether you should get an electric car, or what the most appropriate fuel type is for you or your fleet.

Is EV for you? Find out.

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Disclaimer: EV-4-ME? is designed to offer guidance on which fuel type might be most appropriate for you, based on your answers to the questions provided. It should not be relied upon solely to inform your buying decision. We advise speaking to your local dealer and carefully considering your personal circumstances before making a final decision. Running costs, predicted emissions, benefit-in-kind rates and Plug-in Vehicle Grant calculations have been based on representative vehicles for each of the fuel types.

The indicative running cost is an annual figure, based on the MPG, EV range, first year Vehicle Excise Duty and servicing costs for a representative model of each fuel type, plus the London Congestion Charge and fuel costs based on your answers.