The PHEV is powered by a conventional 2.0L engine coupled with two 60kw electric motors, one at each end. These electric motors can completely power the vehicle with no aid from the petrol engine. They provide zero on-road petrol consumption costs, and zero on-road CO2 emissions. The petrol engine also charges the 12kWh Lithium-ion battery which helps extend your range. The high capacity battery can also be charged through a conventional power point, providing a full charge in around 6 1/2 hours.
The PHEV has three driving modes which the vehicle selects automatically depending on battery level and driving conditions. It switches between Full Electric mode which means the vehicle runs completely on power provided by the electric motors, Series Hybird mode which uses the petrol engine to charge the battery when charge within the battery falls beneath a certain level. The PHEV also has parallel mode in which the vehicle runs on mostly gasoline power and only partly assisted by the electric engines.