Drive in a hybrid
Discover the characteristics and advantages of hybrids
Hybrid engines (petrol + electricity) have more torque thanks to the combination of an internal combustion engine and an electric engine as well as smoother starts thanks to the electrical power supply. Hybrid cars run quiet with very little vibration. The sensation behind the wheel is similar to that of petrol models but is more environmentally friendly.
Range is not an issue for a hybrid car since it has an internal combustion engine combined with a fuel tank.
The power provided by electric batteries presents a few disadvantages in respect of weight, dimension, and its price, which is higher than for a conventional car.
To derive the biggest benefit, driving a hybrid vehicle is modelled on eco-driving, which emphasises smooth idling and acceleration. This way of driving lets you make better use of the electrical power recovered during breaking and slowing. By adopting this style of driving, you can reduce both fuel consumption and polluting emissions.
Purchase and mainrenance cost
The purchase price of rechargeable hybrid car is higher than that of a petrol or diesel car because it has two engines and an extra battery. On the other hand, the purchase price of a non-rechargeable hybrid is only slightly higher than a diesel car and may be of interest to people who do not do a lot of driving or who have to drive in heavy traffic. The cost of maintaining a hybrid vehicle is lower than that of conventional cars. In particular, the life of the battery is guaranteed from 5 to 8 years.
Because of its electric power supply and energy recovery when braking, this vehicle consumes less fuel.
Since 1 January 2017, the Government of Luxembourg has implemented tax reform in the area of mobility by adopting an incentive-based rather than a penalty-based approach. The measures taken promoting sustainable mobility are:
- For the consumer market: a tax deduction with a a reduced tax liability of 5000 euros for privately-owned zero-emission vehicles, 2500 euros for low emission hybrid plug-in vehicles (<50 gr / km) and 300 euros for regular bicycles and Pedelecs.
- For the professional market: a revaluation of the flat-rate benefit in kind, which is no longer based solely on the vehicle’s investment value but also takes account of the vehicle’s CO2 emissions.
Having the effect of:
- A slight advantage for vehicles with petrol engines over vehicles with diesel engines;
- 100% electric vehicles, low emission hybrid plug-in vehicles and regular bicycles and 25 km/h Pedelecs are the big winners./li>
Hybrid vehicles emit less pollution and consume less fuel in urban driving settings than petrol or diesel engines thanks to the assistance of an electric engine. With respect to certification, hybrids qualify for Crit’Air 1 anti-pollution stickers, which exempt them from traffic restrictions in major French cities.
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