Every car ever produced has been a stepping stone to the next, it’s not just an EV or hybrid thing. Every generation is better than the one which went before and is a step toward the one which follows.
There’s never a good time to buy technology, there’s always something better coming. So best to buy when you need to and buy what is likely to be the best-fit option for the period of expected ownership.
Absolutely but just saying I feel it’s a little different at the moment is all. Hybrids are a stop gap solution until EV’s and the charging network get there. A car that’s got an ICE and a tiny EV range doesn’t feel like it’ll last the ages.
Say you take a Merc or BMW engine like a 6 cylinder. They don’t change the engines always when a new model year comes around. They might use one generation for say 10 years, then the next one comes out. It makes 20 bhp more and has 1mpg better fuel economy. The ICE engine is pretty well developed these days, it doesn’t jump forwards that much. You wouldn’t feel too short changed if you had a much older one.
Now you take this Hybrid power train. Let’s say they use it for 8 years in the C63. The car that follows this one I’d imagine will be fully electric by that point and could be considerably better again still. The rate of change is much faster now and this isn’t just an earlier edition of a power train that will improve over time. Hybrids are a stop gap that have a short window before they’ll die off.