There’s more to hy­brids than tax re­lief

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So John Wil­liams thinks hy­brid own­ers get all the ben­e­fits of own­er­ship with­out hav­ing to use the bat­tery (Your Views, 21 Novem­ber).

I run a com­pany car, a BMW 330e, and I’ll hap­pily ad­mit one of the car’s at­trac­tions is a lower ben­e­fit-in-kind tax rate. How­ever, I charge the bat­tery overnight and as a re­sult en­joy three great ben­e­fits: 20 real-world miles run­ning purely on the bat­tery, which is great for lo­cal jour­neys, 257bhp on tap and more than 43mpg. The bat­tery im­proves the car’s fuel economy and per­for­mance and charg­ing the bat­tery is sim­ple.

Let’s not de­monise hy­brids and their driv­ers. Steve But­ter­worth Wim­borne, Dorset

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