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What is the most efficient driving mode for a hybrid/electric car?

The most efficient GTE driving mode is Hybrid Auto Mode. Your car will always start in this mode by default. Hybrid Auto Mode starts the journey in electric mode and will automatically switch to petrol at speeds exceeding 35mph, which gives you the most efficient use of energy. Using B Mode is also efficient as this will recuperate energy during braking.

The most efficient way to drive a BEV, which includes the e-up! and e-Golf, is in ECO+ mode. This mode does however reduce the top speed of the car to 56mph and the power output to 74PS, so will not be suitable for all situations.

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