The Benefits of Buying Electric

Looking for a greener driving experience? Then buying electric could be the right move.

Electric motoring is not a trend, but the future of motoring, with governments looking to phase out combustion engines. As eco-friendly vehicles become more mainstream, they’re also increasingly accessible. So, what are the benefits of buying electric?

Key Benefits Include

Key benefits include:

  • Greener
  • Cheaper to run
  • Cheaper to maintain
  • Soon to be cheaper to lease or buy

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    Hybrid

    HEVs are powered by both batteries and gasoline engines with the two working in harmony to deliver the best possible performance. A hybrid electric vehicle cannot be plugged in to recharge the battery. Instead, electric energy is generated by the car’s own braking system. This process is called regenerative braking.

    Electric

    Electric vehicles (EVs) are fully electric with rechargeable batteries and no gasoline engine. They promote zero emissions driving and are plugged into a charging point. Battery electric vehicles, or BEVs as they’re sometimes referred to, store electricity onboard with high capacity battery packs. This electricity is used to power the electric motor.

    Plug-in Hybrid

    Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles recharge the battery through regenerative braking. They can also be plugged into an external source of electric power. The vehicle typically runs on electric power until the battery is depleted. It’ll then switch to the internal combustion engine meaning that people who own a PHEV get the best of both!

    Electric Vehicle FAQ

    Electric cars are greener than internal combustion engine vehicles by a number of key measures, with the exception of the carbon intensity of the manufacturing process.

    Where can I charge my electric car?

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    Depending on the make and model of your electric car, your vehicle will be able to be charged at one of thousands of public charging points throughout the UK. These can be found at supermarkets, workplaces and service stations. You will also be able to charge at home via a suitable charging point. 

    What is a plug-in hybrid vehicle?

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    A plug-in hybrid vehicle - also known as a PHEV - is one that combines an electric motor with a traditional combustion engine. In order to recharge the electric motor, the vehicle will need to be plugged in to a suitable charging point. 

    How much does it cost to run an electric car?

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    On average, electric cars cost between 2-4p per mile to run - a considerable saving in comparison to petrol and diesel alternatives.

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