Best Hybrid Vans and SUVs on the Market


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Best Hybrid Vans and SUVs on the Market

Last updated on: April 4, 2024

Many people have said 2022 is the year of the electric car, but we believe it is also the year of the hybrid van. This is because, with the issues the UK has faced with supplies of fuel and now the rising prices in fuel, it would be right to assume that most people are now willing to transition to the use of electric vehicles. However, electric vehicles are known for having a relatively short charging range and this is not always suitable for larger vehicles. This is why we have decided to create a guide for van buyers and also for people who are looking to purchase a hybrid SUV. Continue reading to find out more.

The Pros of Going Hybrid

It’s Better for the Environment

Most people are aware that using a car which is powered by electricity, is better for the environment because it is not emitting harmful gases into the atmosphere. It was reported by the BBC that in 2030, there will be a ban on the purchase of brand new petrol and diesel cars. 

It is currently unclear whether vans will fall into this category, but we will have further information as we near 2030. If you purchase an electric or hybrid vehicle before 2030, it may be of higher value in the future as the government is pushing its citizens to go green, by offering rewards and incentives for making the switch to electric vehicles. You can receive a van valuation, to see how much your van is currently worth compared with purchasing a hybrid van.

You can go electric without making a full commitment

Electric vehicles are generally quite a new concept in the automotive market. Some people are not ready to make the full commitment to EVs, because for a number of reasons. Usually, it is because of the limited charging ranges some electric vehicles have. A way to get around this issue is to use a hybrid vehicle, this is because for some of your journey you can use the electric transmission and once the electric feature has run out of charge, you can switch to using the fuel transmission.

Electricity is cheaper than petrol/diesel

As mentioned before, the price of fuel is currently high and many car consumers have had many complaints about the ever-rising prices. Although the prices of hybrid vans may be sometimes slightly higher than a petrol/diesel van, you will reap the benefits of cutting down on fuel consumption and you will definitely save money in time by using the electric transmission of the van.

It’s usually easier to find a hybrid van than a fully electric one

The reason why more vans are hybrid rather than fully electric is that, most vans are designed to be used for longer distances, so an electric van may not always be ideal to be used for commercial purposes.

The weight of a vehicle is also another factor of why electric vehicles aren’t always ideal to be large and heavy. This is because the heavier a vehicle is, the more power the vehicle will need to move and this means usually the electric charging range on a vehicle may not be as long as one would have hoped.

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The Government plug-in Grant: Explained

According to Pod-Point, here is an overview of the government plug-in grant, you could receive if you purchase an electric or hybrid vehicle.

  • You can expect to receive £1,500 off the price of brand new electric cars.
  • You can receive £2,500 for small vans.
  • It is only available on the greenest plug-in vehicles.
  • The electric car subsidy is applied at the time of purchase of the vehicle and it is given as a discount on the purchase price of a car or van.

Our Top Pics of Hybrid Vans and SUVs

1. Ford Fiesta Van MHEV

The Ford Fiesta Van is a great all-around van, and it is especially ideal for younger tradespeople because it’s good value for money and it has a considerable amount of tech in the cabin, or for those who don’t require a huge amount of cargo space. According to BuyaCar, there happens to be 960 litres of space in the vehicle, which is ok for smaller sized jobs.

The van has a small 1.0-litre petrol engine which resembles the engine in a standard Ford Fiesta, but the hybrid technology helps the vehicle to reach 56.5mpg. The same 125hp engine without any hybrid technology does 51.4mpg, which shows it is best to purchase the hybrid version of the van if you are looking for a generous mpg.

2. Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid

Citroen has pulled out all the stocks for their version of a SUV hybrid. The vehicle has a range of up to 34 miles in electric mode and emissions from 32g/km, according to Citroen.

The van is targeted at those who are looking to purchase a hybrid large SUV that is very high tech. Citroen also boasts that their SUV hybrid is packed with unique features such as Progressive Hydraulic Cushions and Citroën Advanced Comfort, which is ideal for those who are looking for a comfortable ride.

3. Toyota Corolla Hybrid Van

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid Van is rather unique. This is because it is a small-sized van which is ideal for most people! It looks like the van has been designed for tradespeople who do not carry lots of heavy goods, but they need enough space in the rear of their vehicle to carry their small tools.

According to Auto Car,  the van is powered by a 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain that uses the same electrification and impressive self-charging technology as the standard Toyota Corolla, so if you are already familiar with the hybrid Toyota Corolla car, you will be familiar with how the Toyota Corolla van works.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed our article on “Best Hybrid Vans and SUVs on the Market” if you are looking for someone to “buy my van” so you can purchase a hybrid van, there are lots of ways you can do this and here at Exchange My Car we are always happy to help. Stay tuned for more!

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