If a full electric car is too much of a gamble, given Britain’s laughable number of charging stations, a hybrid makes sense.
Almost every car company is making them now and this latest one from Peugeot – the four wheel drive 3008 PHEV SUV GT Hybrid4 – is available to order in “late” 2019, although a first deliveries date has yet to be announced.
PHEV, of course, stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and this one is shockingly clean.
Peugeot have yet to reveal its mpg figure, but with an official WLPT CO2 rating of just 29g/km it must be outstandingly fuel efficient.
Powered by a 200hp 1.6-litre engine and two electric motors, it produces a hefty combined figure of 300hp, meaning it flies from 0-62mph in just 6.0s.
Its 13.2kWh battery can be fully charged in less than two hours using a standard 7kW charging point (if you can find one) and provides up to 36 miles of fully electric driving.
A figure for charging at home hasn’t been given but expect it to be about five hours.
The 3008 GT Hybrid4 will be joined later in 2020 by a 225hp front-wheel drive model.
This will combine a 180hp petrol engine with a 110hp electric motor, located on the front axle with an 8-speed auto gearbox.
The 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4 won’t be short on luxuries, coming with Nappa Mistral leather and adaptive cruise control.
Prices haven’t been announced yet, but expect it to start at £35,000.