Whilst hybrid technology has been around since 2000, you would not be alone if you had never sat behind the wheel of a hybrid car. However, over the past three years, hybrid vehicles have started to gain momentum; especially here in Cardiff.
Combining a conventional combustion engine (usually petrol-powered) with an electric motor; hybrid vehicles are fast-becoming a popular business car choice for Wels businesses. Here at Volvo Cars Cardiff, we are thrilled to be receiving an increased number of enquiries for our range, eager to promote the many benefits; here are just a few.
Doing your bit for the environment
With hybrid power, you use less fuel and produce fewer emissions. Therefore, buying one can do wonders for your company reputation; showing the world that you are doing your bit for the environment. However, here at Volvo Cars Cardiff, we believe you shouldn’t sacrifice a great driving experience for anything. So, rest assured, you’ll enjoy truly exhilarating performance from our Twin Engine hybrid powertrain, with over 400hp to draw on.
Most running costs are less for hybrids than conventional vehicles, meaning companies can save money by opting for an eco-friendly vehicle over a gas-guzzling one. Hybrids offer lower fuel costs due to the high fuel economy of the vehicles themselves, using less fuel per mile than traditional cars. For this reason, hybrid vehicles are desirable for high millage drivers; perfect for professionals that need to visitor multiple offices on a regular basis.
Hybrids are charged a considerable amount less than cars with conventional engines, free on the First Year Rate, and £10 less for their Standard Rate. This is due to reduced CO2 emissions and the Alternative Fuel Discount.
One of the biggest gripes about paying for a new car is how much it decreases in value as soon as you drive it from the forecourt. On average, a new car will lose as much as 19 percent of its value in its first year of ownership. However, here in the UK, hybrid cars are currently all the rage, being much in-demand across the country. As a result, high quality hybrids such as the XC90 experience reduced depreciation, making for a sound business investment.
Whilst the financial benefits of buying a hybrid resonate well with business owners, it’s important to consider the day-to-day needs of the person that will be driving it. Here at Volvo Cars Cardiff, we are seeing the comfort factor reign supreme, particularly amongst people looking at the XC90, XC60, S90 and V90 models. Centred on combining a faultless driving experience whilst keeping the environment in mind, hybrids are unparalleled with regards to comfort.
Thinking of buying a Hybrid?
Whether you’re a private buyer or a Fleet Manager, the investment you’ll make in a Volvo Plug-in Hybrid isn’t as expensive as it first appears. In the medium-to-long-term, the figures add up to something special. Low emissions mean significant tax savings. Impressive MPG means low fuel costs and high residual values mean minimal depreciation. Want to learn more? Contact us at Volvo Cars Cardiff today or pop down to our showroom and explore the range in the flesh.