Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

The days when your only options were either a petrol or diesel engine are gone forever. Now, with Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric Vehicles, you’re spoilt for choice.

Take your pick

Choose an emission-free lifestyle, or opt for a sustainable drive with an extra boost of power - Explore our Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric Vehicle options to find the perfect solution for you.

All Electric (EV)

  • Zero CO2 emissions
  • Low to zero road tax
  • Plug in to the mains to charge
  • Electric motor only

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

  • Combustion engine and electric engine
  • Plug in to the mains to charge
  • Mostly powered by electric engine
  • Greater range than conventional hybrid

Hybrid (HEV)

  • Combustion engine and electric engine
  • Charge their own battery
  • Mostly powered by combustion engine
  • Low road tax

Government Grants

The Government offers a Plug-in Car grant of up to £3,500 off the purchase price of certain hybrid and electric cars, or up to £8,000 for electric vans. Other benefits include car tax exemptions if you own a zero-emissions vehicle. Plus, you can get money towards an at-home charging station. Find out more.

Goodbye, congestion fees

There are various local benefits to electric driving. In London, for example, electric vehicles are exempt from the congestion charge & T-Charge (Customers will need to register to the scheme before being exempt from the congestion charge. Find out more.

Electric Vehicle Government Grant

Your Charging Options

Wall Outlet (230v)

Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric vehicles can be charged on a 230V outlet. This takes longer than when using a wallbox.

Wallbox

For faster charging at home you can install a wallbox, which is capable of charging your vehicle overnight at a faster rate than a wall outlet..

Public Charging Stations

Public charging stations can charge your vehicle much faster than at home, delivering as much as an 80% charge in just 30 minutes.

No matter which type of Electric/Hybrid vehicle you go for, all use regenerative braking to partly charge the battery.


Going the Distance

The big question around electric driving is often to do with range. How far can electric vehicles go?

  • Hybrid (HEV)

    A Hybrid is capable of driving very short distances purely on electric power alone.

  • Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

    Plug-in Hybrids can operate on electric power for around 30 miles. Once the battery runs out of charge, the vehicle will behave like a hybrid with the conventional engine running when necessary.

  • All Electric (EV)

    The range on an All Electric vehicle varies from 100 miles on older models to approximately 300+ miles on newer models.


Your Questions Answered
Does it cost more in servicing and repairs?

Electric cars have far fewer moving parts compared to a petrol or diesel engine, so there is less to maintain and repair. Regenerative ‘engine’ braking means brake discs and pads last longer, too.

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Will driving with my lights on reduce my range?

Most vehicles feature LED headlights which are incredibly energy efficient, so driving with your lights on will not make any noticeable difference to the vehicle’s range.

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Can you overcharge an Electric Vehicle?

Manufacturers have already built in precautions so you cannot overcharge, over-discharge, or over heat your electric vehicle.

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