There are two general types of hybrid cars. There is the parallel hybrid like the Toyota Prius that has an electric motor assist the gasoline engine. Then there is a series hybrid that is intended to have an engine operate a generator that will drive an electric motor directly or through a storage device like batteries. These types are sometimes further divided up based upon how much the electric motor is used into a “mild” hybrid or a “strong” hybrid. And then once again if the batteries can be charged by plugging in the vehicle or not.
From efficiency charts and industry calculations and from the battery history, most hybrid cars we see today are about twice as good as their gasoline counterparts while electric cars and plug in series hybrid vehicles are up to 5 times more fuel efficient.
Westwood Motor Group in Wigan have invested heavily in providing a eco-friendly option to people wishing to hire Hybrid cars. This is not only a good opportunity to hire a ‘green’ alternative to a petrol or diesel car but to ‘test before you invest’ in a Hybrid car
Toyota C-HR won both Best Small Family Car and Car of the Year in the Parkers New Car Awards 2018. Our Hybrids comprise two engines: one petrol, one electric. They work together to deliver smooth power and responsive torque, as and when you need it. Should you need any extra performance – for instance, when you’re overtaking – simply press the Power button and enjoy an immediate reply.
The perfect partnership of an electric motor and a petrol engine means our Hybrid emissions start as small as 70g per km, which is an amazingly low statistic for a family car. In fact, when driving in electric EV-mode, they can drive up to 30mph without producing any emissions whatsoever – you’d find more CO2 in a spent balloon.
It’s no secret that, on most cars, driving in the city increases fuel costs. Hybrids don’t behave like most cars. For a start, they recycle energy and have two engines working in harmony to deliver figures as impressively low as 3 litres of petrol consumed per 62miles/100km. A noticeable return indeed and one that can be further reduced when driving in Eco Mode. Of course, if you want to eliminate that figure completely, simply select electric EV-mode, go easy on the pedal and you won’t use a single drop when accelerating up to 30mph.
It’s time to leave the old way of driving behind. Toyota Hybrid cars save fuel, reduce emissions and even recharge their batteries without being plugged in.
See the latest additions to the Westwood Toyota hybrid rental range
The Toyota Yaris has always appealed to young families looking for a compact, practical and reliable hatchback with low running costs. The addition of a hybrid version to the range, further broadened the Yaris’ appeal, with improved fuel economy compared to the petrol models and lower CO2 emissions figures. As with its conventional petrol-engined sisters, the Yaris Hybrid is a striking car to look at, with a sharply styled nose and prominent air intakes for a racy look. Every Yaris Hybrid is reasonably well equipped, but our favourite trim level is mid-range Icon, which adds cruise control that could help you improve fuel consumption. Air-conditioning is standard, as is Bluetooth connectivity. Better still, standard autonomous emergency braking comes as part of the Toyota Safety Sense package, which is standard on all models. It also includes lane-departure warning, traffic-sign recognition and auto-dipping headlights, helping the Yaris to achieve its impressive five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating.
If you’re looking for a car with headline-grabbing fuel-economy figures, then you’re going to like the Yaris Hybrid – its claimed 85.6mpg overall fuel economy beats all its petrol rivals, and most diesels, too.
Take a look at the Toyota Yaris Hybrid rental range at Westwood Motor Group here
The sleek, attractive coupé-style silhouette of the IONIQ is designed with aesthetics and efficiency in mind. Combining the best of traditional car design, with a forward-looking philosophy that hints at the future possibilities of low-emission cars, every element ensures a smooth and undisturbed flow of air over the car. Simple, clean, spacious, light and pure – the interior of the IONIQ has
been designed to be effortlessly elegant, efficiently clutter-free and logically forward-thinking. The compact electric motor works with the petrol engine to improve fuel economy
and lower CO2 emissions. They also combine to maximise acceleration when required. The intelligent use of lightweight high-strength steel and aluminium results in a structure that, complemented by multilink rear suspension and a low centre of gravity, provides great stability with enjoyably agile handling
Rent the Hyundai Ionic Hybrid, What Car, Car of the Year from Westwood Motor Group today
The BMW 530e iPerformance Saloon implements both perfectly and remains way ahead of its time. With electrifying driving pleasure and, thanks to the plug-in hybrid drive, extra power when you need it, this vehicle represents the future of the ultimate driving machine. A powerful BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, intelligent lightweight construction, Integral Active Steering for first-class handling and agility as well as Adaptive Mode: the BMW 5 Series iPerformance Saloon is designed for an ultimate athletic driving experience.
BMW Wireless Charging* is an innovative and convenient method of recharging the BMW 5 Series iPerformance Saloon. A 100% charge can be achieved via a charging station on the floor in approx. 3.5 hours**. The inductive charging station can be installed in a garage or outside on the ground.
To charge the car, the driver merely has to park the vehicle above the charging station. The cars Info Display tells the driver when the vehicle is in the correct position. Once switched off and secured, the charging operation starts up automatically.
The BMW 530e M Sport iPerformance Saloon is without doubt another BMW engineering triumph. The majority of hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars on sale are efficiency-focused; the 530e offers performance – and the potential for efficiency – for keen drivers. It provides luxury levels of refinement and comfort for motorway driving, and all the basics of BMW’s well balanced rear-wheel drive handling are there. Overall the BMW 530e M Sport iPerformance Saloon gains a Green Car Guide rating of 9 out of 10.
See and rent the BMW 530e M Sport Hybrid at Westwood Motor Group today
The quietest Range Rover yet, PHEV ensures seamless transition between the petrol engine and electric motor, delivering optimal refinement and adding to the sense of serenity within the interior space. When in EV mode, the engine delivers zero tailpipe emissions on drives of up to 31 miles. On longer journeys, both motors work together to produce truly impressive figures as low as 73g/km CO2 emissions‡. This ensures greater fuel savings and a reduced impact on the environment.“Its perfect blend of performance, comfort, utility and off-road prowess make it the perfect all-round luxury vehicle. These 2018 updates make the Range Rover Sport an even more attractive proposition with CO2 emissions down to 64g/km and a 101mpg on the combined cycle coupled with new infotainment technology making life simpler. “Our efficient diesel and petrol engines are our cleanest ever and remain utterly relevant today on our journey to electrification.”
The new plug-in hybrid vehicle will combine a 300bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an 85kW electric motor.
The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency.
Hire the Range Rover Sport Hybrid at Westwood Motor Group today
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