Fuel-saving tips: Little known trick to reduce spending on

Fuel prices across the country are souring with some petrol stations asking for over £2 for a litre of petrol and diesel. And with the crisis not showing any signs of slowing down, motorists might start thinking about alternatives to their fuel-powered vehicles.

According to the latest RAC Fuel Watch, British drivers now face an average cost of 182.16p for a litre of petrol.

The prices are even higher for diesel which currently stands at 188.82p per litre.

With that in mind, experts at AutoTrader have revealed the best hybrid car drivers should buy now if they want to save on fuel but are not quite ready to go electric.

With the hybrid market booming, motorists could be spoilt for choice.

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The prices of the car start at £25,000.

AutoTrader’s expert review added: “Be warned, though, you have to step up to the mid-range S Edition to get the larger infotainment screen, which makes all the difference to the value you feel you are getting for the money spent, and transforms the experience in this car.

“For the cheapest running costs go for the E-Tech hybrid version, which uses a version of the battery assistance featured on the Clio E-Tech Hybrid.

“It helps with efficiency and CO2 figures but not by as much as some company drivers might like, so if you really want to save on Benefit In Kind and other tax costs you’re better off with the Captur E-Tech, which is available as a plug-in.”

Owners of hybrid cars can still save noticeable sums of money on fuel.

This is because a hybrid car uses its battery on short journeys without consuming petrol.

Another benefit of owning a hybrid is the car’s ability to drive over long distances without the driver worrying that they’ll run out of charge.

Ryan Fulthorpe, motoring expert at GoCompare, previously told Express.co.uk: “Hybrid vehicles offer motorists the flexibility of both a combustion engine and also an electric vehicle, so should you be a driver who mixes short journeys with extended trips along the motorway, then hybrid vehicles may be for you.

“Hybrid vehicles are also cheaper to run than a combustion engine, but you don’t compromise on the driving experience.

“And as well as the cost savings, you won’t be trying to Google ‘nearest electric charging point’ as hybrids have the functionality to charge their own batteries.”