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Robin Classen

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Petrol powered cars are a common commodity on the roads alongside its diesel and hybrid counterparts.

Whether it's fossil fuel or electric power each method of powering a vehicle has its own distinct advantages such as fuel consumption and running costs but also largely depends on the type of lifestyle you lead.

The best choice for you

If you're someone that enjoys regular weekend vacations or your work requires you to drive long distances, then a diesel-powered ride could be a better choice for you. Diesel engines have capability to rack up kilometres exceeding the 200 000 mark and keep chugging on.

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Hybrid electric cars are slowly exerting their influence on the market but still remains out of bounds for most as they are more expensive and also require the proper infrastructure to operate optimally.

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