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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV makes a tempting company car, bu...
Not so long ago, hybrids were the preserve of Hollywood stars, environmentally conscious 'early adopters' and the odd minicab driver looking to save a bit of money on fuel.
Since the collapse in demand for diesel, however, they have become much more popular, and it's easy to see why, with low tax bills and impressive MPG figures just a couple of the perks they offer.
There are two types of hybrid: 'self-charging' models, which mix petrol and electric power in an effort to maximise efficiency, and plug-in hybrids that can travel many miles purely on electricity before their engines need to cut in.