Fortunately, the times when your plug-in hybrid would burn up after a trip to the bakery and back are long gone. Nowadays, a number of models have batteries that are larger than those of the first fully electric cars, and that also applies to their driving range on electricity. Below you will find seven plug-in hybrids that probably drive a lot further than you need on a full battery.
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC
We start with the king of long-distance hybrids, because that’s how the GLC 300 e can call itself since its launch. It has an unsurpassed electric range of 130 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. The car gets it from a battery of 31.2 kWh; larger than that of Mercedes’ first mass EV, the B-Class Electric Drive from 2014. The GLC is not the only plug-in Benz that drives so far on a full battery, because almost the entire plug range reaches and at 100 kilometers. So we might as well have made a list of seven Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids with a remarkably long range… But we won’t do that.
Range Rover Sport P400e
Instead, we also scour the rest of the landscape, which brings us to the ladies and gentlemen of Land Rover. Their new duo of Range Rovers has a battery pack of no less than 38.2 kWh, although they do get slightly fewer kilometers than, say, a Mercedes GLC. For example, the furthest driving Range Rover is the new Sport, which should reach 113 kilometers on a full charge of power. In addition, you get the choice of two powers, from 440 hp to 510 hp.
Mercedes-Benz C 300 e Berline
We still have to visit Mercedes-Benz, because they also have the most electrically powered plug-in sedan of the moment in the catalog. That is the C 300 e, which, with calm driving behavior, just has to kick 111 kilometers with a full battery. That battery may be slightly smaller than that of the higher brother GLC, but with 25.4 kWh capacity it is still anything but wrong. By the way, if you go for a C 300 e break, you will still get a nice 107 kilometers from the same battery.
BMW 225e xDrive Active Tourer
Enough Mercedes-t, time to take a look at their biggest competitor. There, practically minded families can go for a real MPV under power: the 225e xDrive Active Tourer. It will receive a battery pack of 14.6 kWh, which may not sound like the largest on the market, but it does give the car a more than reasonable electric driving range of up to 92 kilometers. You can also combine that with more power in the form of the 230e xDrive, which offers 326 hp instead of 245 hp. If you prefer an SUV of a similar size, you can also opt for a plug-in version of the new X1.
Volvo S60 T8 Recharge
We were just talking about sedans and breaks, and then this Volvo should not be missed. The Swedes treated their 60 and 90 series to an update last year, which equipped the plug versions with a considerably larger battery pack. For example, there are currently 18.8 kWh of cells hidden under the floor, with which the S60 sedan in particular must be able to drive up to 90 kilometers. The V60 break is not doing badly either, because with an electric range of 89 kilometers, it only has to give up a single kilometer.
Mercedes A 250 and Berline
Wait, how long has it been since we last mentioned a Mercedes? We feel a bit obliged, because this plug-in version of the A-Class is the plug-in hybrid hatchback that drives the furthest on a full battery. There, the 15.6 kWh battery is good for 78 kilometers, but that is not yet the variant that gets the most kilometers with it. That honor goes to the A 250 e Berline, the same car with a flatter ass, so to speak. Partly thanks to that aerodynamic optimization, the A-Class must reach 80 electric kilometers in that form.
Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid
Does all that premium violence mean nothing to you? Then you can also visit Toyota, because they know how to build hybrids there. This also applies to plug-in hybrids nowadays, because with the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid they placed a surprisingly efficient device in their catalog. It pumped up the battery of the regular hybrid to 18.1 kWh and connected it to a stronger set of electric motors, so that you have to reach 75 kilometers on a full battery. Would you rather have a Suzuki logo on your Toyota? Then you can also consider the otherwise identical Suzuki Across, which is only available with a plug port.