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Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEVs)

An MHEV, Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle, have both an electric and combustion engine however, unlike the FHEVs, they must be used in conjunction with each other. Read on to find out more about MHEVs.

What is a Mild Hybrid Vehicle?

Mild hybrids, broadly speaking, are cars that have both a traditional internal combustion engine alongside an electric battery. This means that the petrol/diesel part of the engine can be turned off at various points during a journey, such as when a car is stationary, but it can then restart really quickly.

They typically have a small battery and an electric motor that can take over running parts of the car, such as the headlights and air conditioning. The important distinction here is that the wheels cannot be powered by the electric motor.

For drivers who aren’t ready to make the jump to electric, a mild hybrid option is a great choice.

Things to consider when buying a Mild Hybrid Vehicle

MHEVs are the ideal step into electric vehicles without sacrificing the benefits of a standard vehicle. Performance, convenience, and comfort can all benefit from choosing a Mild Hybrid.

If you’re looking for a vehicle that will be zero emission and help reduce your carbon footprint, then a BEV vehicle would be best for you. However, a Mild Hybrid is also the kindest on the pocket, so that should not be overlooked.

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