Skoda has just introduced a new Hybrid model into the 2021 Superb line-up, called the iV model, it's based around the same tech seen in the VW Golf and Passat GTE models, so that's the 1.4 TSI petrol engine that by itself develops 150bhp combined with an electric motor to give a total of 204 horsepower or 245 horsepower in the more powerful version. 0-60 times are around 7.4 seconds and the large battery gives you an electric only range of 34 miles before the petrol engine kicks in, but if you do shorter journeys around town regularly and remember to recharge overnight, but need occasional longer journeys and need the huge capacity of space the Superb gives you, then it could be the perfect car for you.
Most Hybrid cars function in one of two ways – either as a “Mild” version which has a smaller battery and recharged energy from the engine, and recoups it during deceleration and braking, to supplement power to the car at lower speeds and save you maybe 5-10% in fuel economy - these can be seen in the 1.0 and 1.5 TSI e-TEC models in the Skoda Range. Then there's the more advanced but usually more expensive “plug-in” option which charges up either from a home charger or a more powerful public charger, and allows the car to run in electric only mode at lower speeds and smaller throttle openings – ranges are typically around 30-35 miles of electric only running but this is improving all the time from better battery technology, perfect for around town and general commuting, though if you’re doing mainly longer runs at high speeds then you’re effectively just carrying around a heavy battery and extra electric motor for nothing and not seeing the benefits, so something like a diesel may still be a better choice for you in that situation. Most plug-in hybrid models come with an automatic gearbox as standard to optimise fuel efficiency, and are several thousand pounds more on the list price than their standard petrol versions but due to the enhanced resale values are typically only a few pounds a month more on the leasing price - so it’s well worth comparing how much you would saving in fuel costs, for example if the car is £40 a month more to lease but will save you £200 a month in petrol it’s a no brainer to choose one.
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