Plug-in hybrid cars offer you the choice and flexibility to begin your journey into electric driving with the reassurance of knowing that you have a modern petrol or diesel engine to back up for those longer range journeys.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles (or PHEV for short) are powered by a combustion engine and a battery-powered engine to offer greater flexibility. The electric battery is charged using mains power.
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PHEV's offer you the ability to do shorter journeys using the electric motor only (the Astra offers 43 miles of electric range, WLTP - EAER) which is plenty for the average day-to-day drive.
Once the battery range has been used, the hybrid technology switches to the conventional petrol/diesel engine.
One way to get more range from the electric battery of your PHEV is to drive in B-mode, which means the regenerative braking system returns most of the energy from braking back to your battery.