- No non-plug-in-car is suitable for this scenario. The non-plug-in-hybrids have typically battery power for a mile at most, assuming the battery is full at the start of the trip (it may not be full). Most non-plug-in-hybrids have an EV mode that can be activated for these short trips to prevent the internal combustion engine from starting due to being cold, but it lasts only for the mile or so. You should really consider a plug-in-hybrid, it's an ideal car for these short journeys.
- Hybrid is ideal for this. They have no gearbox to wear due to gear changes. No clutch to wear, either. The engine is occasionally charging the battery at high power, and occasionally stopped with battery providing traction power at low power levels. Engines are far more ideal at closer to mid load than at low load, and hybrid is capable of operating the engine at closer to mid load.
- I would divert from @NickC's opinion and claim that hybrid is the most ideal car for this, as well. The reasoning is that modern non-plug-in-hybrids have actually quite lightweight batteries. And, what you lose in the small extra weight, you gain by having a smaller displacement more efficient engine that is more fuel efficient, with the battery providing extra boost, making the small engine feel like a big engine. Furthermore, the engines use typically Atkinson cycle (or actually simulated Atkinson cycle), meaning the efficiency of the engine is much better even at highway speeds. No gear changes to wear away the gearbox, no clutch to wear away, etc. Overtaking is a joy due to no gear changes needed. Want proof? The 1.6 litre engined Avensis consumes 4.9 l / 100 km, yet the 1.8 litre engined Prius consumes 3.5 l / 100 km on highway driving.
Edit: some could propose a modern common-rail injected turbodiesel for (3). I would not, due to dual mass flywheel problems, injector problems, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) problems, diesel particulate filter (DPF) clogging, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) failing, valves becoming coated with carbon deposits due to EGR and no cleaning action caused by indirect gasoline injection, turbochargers failing, etc. Oh, and with a diesel, you typically have a choice of manual transmission (transmission synchromesh and clutch failure due to driver misuse) and automatic transmission (very expensive to repair if it breaks). With a hybrid, there is no clutch and no transmission unless you count a single almost indestructible planetary gearset as a transmission.