I’m buying a hybrid instead of an EV for my next car – here’s why

I had planned for my next car to be an all-electric model. But, after years of driving a gas-powered car, my switch to an electric vehicle, like everything else in these troubled times, seems a little less certain. A combination of rising gas and electricity prices means I don’t feel like I can choose one side or the other.

In short, a compromise has to be found. I’ve already ruled out a regular hybrid, which has no plug-in capabilities and means you don’t get any of the same benefits as an electric vehicle. But after driving the Lexus NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid for a week, I’m starting to see the appeal of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – and the ability to switch between electric power and internal combustion in a single set of wheels.