YOUR INTRO TO HYBRID
There’s a few different hybrid systems - we'll explain the benefits to help you make the choice that’s right for you.
Self-charging hybrids have a battery-powered electric motor, which supports the engine during take-off and acceleration.
Some self-charging ‘full’ hybrids can drive using only the electric motor, for short distances at low speeds. In self-charging hybrids, the battery is charged by recovering energy that would normally be lost during braking and deceleration, and does not need to be plugged in to charge.
Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs)
Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are similar to conventional hybrids in that they have both an electric motor and internal combustion engine, except PHEVs have larger batteries that can be charged by plugging the vehicle into either a regular domestic power socket, a private wallbox installed at home, or a public charging point.
Due to the larger battery size, PHEVs can travel several miles using only the electric motor, for example the Suzuki Across PHEV has one of the longest electric-only driving ranges of any Plug-In Hybrid, being able to cover up to 46 miles on zero emission electric only power.
Benefits of Hybrid Vehicles
Wondering what the benefits of Suzuki Hybrid technology means for you? Look no further.
WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) is an updated test designed to give a better idea of a car’s environmental performance data.