The Mazda M Hybrid system is the manufacturer’s own technology for converting energy normally lost during braking into an electrical charge for the battery. This is akin to the regenerative braking system found in mild hybrid models.
All-electric vehicles may take some getting used to, since they require no transmission and produce instant torque. Driving a hybrid, meanwhile, feels no different to a regular model, as it switches to all-electric mode almost imperceptibly.
At present, the cost of purchasing an electric car is more expensive than a petrol or diesel model. However, as more vehicles are being introduced to the market, the associated costs are becoming more affordable.
More than 35,000 charging points - found in over 14,000 locations - across the UK are available, meaning you’re never far from a suitable outlet.
The Audi EV Me app enables you to calculate the benefits of switching to an electric vehicle, with the app able to track your current usage for comparison to the Audi e-tron model.