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What is a Hybrid Car? Jaguar Parramatta Experts Explain

Hybrid cars seamlessly combine the power of petrol engines with the efficiency of electric motors. These vehicles typically consist of a petrol-powered engine with a battery that is recharged while you drive, so it’s always ready to go, without ever needing to be plugged in! Below, the team at Jaguar Land Rover Parramatta explains how these cars work in detail.

How Does a Hybrid Car Work?

There are three main types of hybrid vehicles in Australia:

A mild hybrid (MHEV) series, parallel hybrid (HEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Jaguar’s range includes the E-PACE and F-PACE, which are available in MHEV or PHEV variations.

All variations of hybrids use a combination of a combustion engine and electric motor to save fuel. For example, many hybrids turn off the combustion engine when you stop, with the electric motor providing the initial acceleration when you take-off again to save fuel. Under hard acceleration, the electric motor can also provide a small power boost.

Differences Between Hybrid Types

MHEV hybrids use the main combustion engine to drive the car’s wheels while drawing on an electric motor to help when needed to save fuel. A HEV does the opposite, with the electric motor driving the wheels and the combustion engine acting as a generator to power the motor when needed.

PHEVs typically have larger batteries you can charge by plugging in. This allows you to drive for long periods using the electric motor alone. Each option has its benefits. PHEVs are the most efficient, but a MHEV or HEV are simpler to use as you simply fill it up with petrol as you would a normal vehicle.

Parramatta Jaguar Hybrid Range

The Jaguar E-Pace combines luxury with affordability wrapped in a hybrid package. A compact SUV with premium suspension, technology, and safety. In Electric (EV) Mode, the E‑PACE PHEV has a drive range of up to 62km, perfect for daily drives in the city. Meanwhile, the petrol engine sustains longer journeys.

The Jaguar F-Pace is among the top performers in the PHEV market. The F-Pace delivers undeniable performance with sporty handling with an iconic sleek design. Fuel efficiency is incredible due to the hybrid nature of the vehicle, while offering a full EV mode drive range of up to 53km.

Enquire Now About a Hybrid Jaguar

At Jaguar Land Rover Parramatta, our award-winning team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect vehicle for you, whether that’s a new Jaguar hybrid or a used Range Rover. Contact our team today to make an enquiry.