Smarter driving technology.
At the touch of the Hybrid/Electric (HEV/EV) button located on the centre console, you can prioritise between electric and hybrid mode. In EV mode, ideal for urban driving, the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid prioritises electric-only energy for emissions-free driving**. In HEV mode, it operates both energy sources, changing between using the petrol engine only, the electric engine only, or both simultaneously depending on the situation.
**There are certain situations in which the petrol engine will automatically activate even when the vehicle is in EV mode. Examples could include: when the hybrid battery state of charge is reduced to a certain level, when acceleration demand is high, and/or when it is required to heat up the cabin.