Choosing between engine or drive systems to future-proof your car ownership costs continues to cause indecision in the minds of many car buyers. It is no longer just about petrol or diesel – there are now more options, including electric, hybrid, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid drive systems. The reason for the indecision is that we do not know how governments will tax car usage based on engine choice in the future.

Toyota has dominated the self-charging hybrid market, with a car range that charges on the move and does not require plugging in for overnight charging. The Toyota petrol engine drives the car forward, while also charging the battery system.