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Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

An electric car is one that runs on, and is ‘charged up’ with, electric power alone. An electric car is only ever refuelled with electricity itself, which enters the car (normally) by means of a charging cable, and never by petrol or diesel. The electricity is stored in batteries before being used by electric motors to drive the car’s wheels.

This is in contrast to hybrid cars, which have electric elements to their powertrains but which cannot be considered ‘electric cars’ due to the presence of a petrol engine. This point has caused confusion recently, as some manufacturers have incorrectly referred to hybrid cars as ‘electric cars’.

Electric vehicles have several key benefits when compared to ordinary petrol and diesel cars, as well as increasingly popular hybrid cars. Electric vehicles emit no pollution at the tailpipe, which means they have a much smaller local environmental impact. They operate very quietly and are generally extremely easy to drive, with no real gearbox to speak of and a great deal of power at low speeds. You can drive an electric car on an automatic-only driving licence.

Most importantly, they can be charged up at home. You can 'refuel' an electric car using an ordinary three-prong plug wherever you find a socket.  While many owners choose to install a slightly more sophisticated 'plug' at home for faster charging, it's perfectly possible to use the existing setup on your drive or in your garage.  Disadvantages include that need to ‘charge’ an electric vehicle, which takes far longer than filling a tank of petrol or diesel – usually several hours in comparison to a couple of minutes. Some electric cars can be half-charged in a shorter time, but this will ordinarily be around 45 minutes. During this time, the vehicle must be physically connected to a plug socket, which makes Electric Vehicle ownership difficult for a lot of buyers unless you own a driveway or have a charging point at work.

The term ‘hybrid’ is technically quite vague, but in the context of cars almost always refers to a petrol-electric powertrain. This means the car uses a combination of electricity stored in batteries and petrol stored in a tank to propel the car forward.

A hybrid vehicle will almost always be able to charge its own batteries using the petrol engine. In some cases, this is all the petrol engine is there for – to recharge the batteries, which power the electric motors. In other types of hybrid, the petrol motor drives the wheels directly, but an additional battery/motor combination adds some electric drive

In ‘mild hybrids’, the amount of electric power that drives the wheels is limited. The car won’t normally drive on electric power alone, but a small electric motor can be used to fill in the gaps. These systems are cheaper than ‘full hybrid’ models but have a much smaller benefit it terms of emissions.

Some hybrid cars are what’s known as ‘plug-in’ hybrids.  These cars can be plugged-in to the national grid by means of a cable, as you would an electric car. This will charge the car’s batteries, enabling some electric-only range (usually between 20 and 40 miles) and usually reducing the amount of petrol used over longer journeys. This in turn reduces the cost per mile as well as the overall exhaust emissions of the car, when used correctly; there is no requirement to plug the car in (unlike with electric cars) and many owners choose not to.

The primary reason for using a hybrid car is to reduce the amount of liquid fuel you use. The secondary reason is to be able to drive without emitting any pollution for relatively short distances. Ordinarily, this will save buyers money, as well as reducing damage to the environment. However, it’s important to remember that any savings you make (financial or environmental) will depend on the way in which you use your vehicle, and that the increased cost of buying a hybrid might outweigh the amount you save on fuel.

*Please Note Our Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Pricing Includes All Government Grants*

BMW I3 94Ah Automatic

List Price: £34,075.00
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BMW I3 S 94Ah Automatic

List Price: £36,980.00
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BMW I3 94Ah Range Extender Automatic

List Price: £37,235.00
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BMW I3 S 94Ah Range Extender Automatic

List Price: £40,140.00
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BMW 330e SE Automatic

List Price: £36,695.00
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BMW 330e Luxury Automatic

List Price: £36,985.00
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BMW 330e Sport Automatic

List Price: £36,995.00
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BMW 330e M Sport Automatic

List Price: £38,895.00
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BMW 530e SE Automatic

List Price: £45,820.00
Our Price £36,166.00
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BMW 530e M Sport Automatic

List Price: £49,120.00
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BMW I8 Coupe

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BMW I8 (374) Coupe

List Price: £112,745.00
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Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Premium 1.6 GDI

List Price: £27,845.00
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Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDI

List Price: £29,645.00
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Mini Countryman 1.5 Cooper S E ALL4 PHEV Automatic

List Price: £31,905.00
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 PHEV JURO

List Price: £36,565.00
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 PHEV JURO (Leather)

List Price: £38,065.00
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 PHEV 4h

List Price: £39,465.00
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 PHEV 4hs

List Price: £41,565.00
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 PHEV 5h

List Price: £43,965.00
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 PHEV 5hs

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Nissan Leaf Visia 5dr Auto

List Price: £27,290.00
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Nissan Leaf Acenta 5dr Auto

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Nissan Leaf N-Connecta 5dr Auto

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Nissan Leaf Tekna 5dr Auto

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Volvo XC60 T8 [390] Hybrid R Design AWD Geartronic

List Price: £53,880.00
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Volvo XC60 T8 [390] Hybrid R Design Pro AWD Geartronic

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Volvo XC60 T8 [390] Hybrid Inscription AWD Geartronic

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Volvo XC60 T8 [390] Hybrid Inscription Pro AWD Geartronic

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