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Hybrid overview

Hybrid cars use an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine, offering a bridge between a traditional car and newer EVs. Drivers can rely on electric power, but know they have the petrol or diesel engine to fall back on if the battery is low or they are travelling a long way.

There are three types of hybrid cars for sale in New Zealand:

Parallel hybrid, which has an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, which provide power simultaneously.

Plug-in hybrid, which has an internal combustion engine and a larger battery pack that needs to be charged (hence the name ‘plug in’). Plug-in hybrids can run on electric power for longer than standard hybrids.

Series hybrid, where the petrol or diesel engine is only used to recharge the battery.

Looking to buy a hybrid car? At Trade Me, we make it easy to find the one which suits you best, and provide a range of information like safety ratings and background checks. Simply input your preferences into our filter and click search. Narrow it down by make, safety rating, location, price and more. Find more help on choosing the right vehicle for you in our library of articles for car buyers.

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