Hybrid cars in the UAE are bridging the gap between traditional ‘ICE’ or petrol-driven internal combustion engine cars and fully electric vehicles or EVs. If you want the economy and the zero emissions of an electric around town but want the range and reliability of a petrol engine for the open road, a hybrid ticks all the right boxes.
Rather than having one source of power (the petrol engine), a hybrid powertrain combines two different sources and switches between them depending on the preference of the driver and their driving requirements. As well as a standard petrol engine, hybrid cars also have electric motors that drive the wheels. While the car is in electric (or ‘Eco’) mode, the overall fuel efficiency of the car increases as you are not using any petrol. When the car is using the electric motors it is also producing zero emissions, making it a greener choice around town. Range in Eco mode is limited, which is why hybrid vehicles also have a petrol engine for longer journeys.
There are several advantages to hybrid vehicles, top of which is fuel efficiency. And because of those lower emissions, they’re also much more environmentally friendly. Hybrid vehicles form part of our Drive Green package and are the ideal way to try out more modern ways of driving in the city using electric power. However, whenever you want to revert to petrol power, a simple twist of the control into regular driving mode will allow the petrol engine to take over.
At Hertz, we think that hybrid vehicles have a big role to play in the future of motoring in the UAE. Our range includes not only sedans and city cars but also hybrid SUVs. From the Toyota Camry Hybrid to the ever-popular Toyota RAV-4 Hybrid crossover, there’s plenty of choice for both commuter cars and family-friendly hybrid SUVs and crossovers. Find out more below or contact your nearest Hertz branch for details on our hybrid rental cars in the UAE.