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These are the top 10 hybrids in order of electric range

Not ready to make the full EV leap yet? Try these for size…

BMW 330e vs Merc C300e
  1. Polestar 1: 93 miles

    Polestar 1: 93 miles

    The secret to the Polestar 1’s hugely impressive range lies in its 34kWh battery, mounted in a T-shape down the centre and behind the rear seats. More than enough for most journeys, but should you ever find yourself running short, there’s always the 305bhp 2.0-litre 4cyl engine to fall back on. You’ll need to browse the secondhand market to get your hands on one mind, with the 1,500 limited run model sold out, unless you can convince Chris Harris (big fan, as these words tell) to sell his. And, with a starting price of £139k when new, have deep pockets, too.

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  2. Mercedes-Benz GLC 300de: 84 miles

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 300de: 84 miles

    The Mercedes GLC has solidified its position as the firm’s bestseller in recent years, and based on this evidence it’s not hard to see why. For maximum electric range you want the 300de, which features a 2.0-litre diesel engine paired with a 134bhp electric motor and offers up to 84 miles of electric range courtesy of the 31.2kWh battery. A full recharge takes around 30 minutes using the optional 60kW CCS fast charger, or, er, slightly longer using the standard 11kW AC charger. Still, just imagine the moral high ground over the other parents at the school gates.

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  3. Range Rover Sport P440e / P510e: 76 miles

    Range Rover Sport P440e / P510e: 76 miles

    A fully electric version is set to land in 2024, but anyone looking to get their electric kicks from the Range Rover Sport will have to make do with a plug-in hybrid for now. There’s two to choose from, the P440e or P510e, both of which get a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 141bhp electric motor and 38kWh battery. Total output is 434 and 503bhp respectively, though the more pertinent figure is the 76 miles of claimed electric range – enough to enable the typical Range Rover owner to complete up to three quarters of trips without waking the engine, Land Rover reckons. Impressive.

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  4. Range Rover P440e / P510e: 70 miles

    Range Rover P440e / P510e: 70 miles

    Looking for something a little… plusher? The fifth-generation Range Rover comes in like-for-like plug-in hybrid guises as the Range Rover Sport, but manages a slightly less 70 miles of claimed electric range due to its heavier weight and reduced aero efficiency. Still, that’s more than enough for the average 28-mile commute, while the 38kWh battery will charge from flat to full in around an hour on a 50kW DC charger, or five hours if you plug it into a 7kW home wallbox. The best luxury car in the world? We're spending six months with one to find out

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  5. Mercedes-Benz C300e: 68 miles

    Mercedes-Benz C300e: 68 miles

    “The C300e might well be the world’s best PHEV,” TG’s Ollie Kew concluded when Merc’s eco-conscious saloon faced off against its arch-rival the BMW 330e, highlighting the C300e’s impressive 68-mile range, almost double that of the BMW, courtesy of its 25.4kWh battery. But what if you need something slightly bigger? The infinitely cooler (no arguments) C300e Estate still manages a 65-mile range and offers a 360-litre boot (compared to the C300e saloon’s 315-litre), meaning there’s room to bring any four-legged friends along for the ride too. Result.

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  6. Skoda Superb: 68 miles

    Skoda Superb: 68 miles

    We’ll admit we’re slightly jumping the gun with this one, with the fourth generation Skoda Superb not due to land until November. But we’ve already been told it’ll be capable of 68 miles of electric only range (nearly double the 35-mile range of its predecessor) courtesy of its 25.7kWh battery (up from its predecessor’s 12.7kWh unit). Meanwhile, 50kW DC charging is now supported, while Skoda has increased the maximum charging rate to 11kW from 3.6kW using home wallboxes. Don’t bet on it being available in that camouflage paintjob, mind.

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  7. BMW X5 xDrive50e: 67 miles

    BMW X5 xDrive50e: 67 miles

    The BMW X5 received a mid-life facelift earlier this year, but it was the updates under the skin that caught our eye – specifically those to the xDrive50e plug-in hybrid. The 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six and electric motor now output an extra 95bhp and 74lb ft over the outgoing model, while the 25.7kWh battery is almost 25 per cent bigger and now has a 7.4kW maximum charging capacity, double what it was previously. The result is a 0-62mph time of just 4.8 seconds and an all-electric range of up to 67 miles – not bad for a car weighing two and a half tonnes.

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  8. Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de: 58 miles

    Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de: 58 miles

    Like the sound of the Merc GLC, but after something slightly bigger? Mercedes also offers its mid-size GLE as a plug-in hybrid, which in 350de guise gets the same electric gubbins as its smaller sibling and offers a decent slug of electric only range too – up to 58 miles, to be precise. Worth noting, however, that it only comes with five seats (as opposed to the optional seven elsewhere in the GLE range) due to the battery’s position below the boot floor, but the eight per cent Benefit-in-Kind tax rate makes it a particularly appealing option for company car buyers nevertheless.

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  9. BMW 225e / 230e xDrive Active Tourer: 56 miles

    BMW 225e / 230e xDrive Active Tourer: 56 miles

    Yep, we’d pretty much forgotten this thing exists too, but BMW’s MPV somehow rolls on. We’re into generation two now, with the 2 Series Active Tourer coming in two plug-in hybrid guises – the 225e (242bhp) or 230e (322bhp). It's good for a claimed 56 miles of electric range versus the old generation’s 28 miles. Maximum charging speed is up to 7.4kW from 3.7kW too, meaning a full charge takes 2.5 hours using a wallbox, or just under eight hours using a three-pin socket. Oh, and the battery is now buried in the floor instead of under the rear seats, so there’s more space. Win-win.

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  10. BMW X1 xDrive 25e / xDrive 30e: 56 miles

    BMW X1 xDrive 25e / xDrive 30e: 56 miles

    These days BMW’s littlest SUV is available as a full EV, but it also comes as a plug-in hybrid complete with a healthy helping of electric only range for those not ready to make the full jump just yet. Available in two variants, the xDrive 25e (242bhp) and xDrive 30e (322hp) combine a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with electric motor and 14.2kWh battery, now also positioned flat in the vehicle floor and with a 7.4kW maximum charging capacity. BMW claims up to 56 miles of electric range, with the internal combustion engine ready and waiting to fall back on for your peace of mind.

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