Why Go Electric? If you're thinking about making a change on your driveway for the first time in about 10 years, you now have more options than you would've had last time you were car shopping.

Used Electric Vehicles In Durham

With more affordable running costs, lower CO2 emissions, and the latest in engine technology, there’s never been a better time to go electric.

Used electric vehicles in Durham

Here at Croxdale Car Store, we’re delighted to be able to provide you with a selection of pre-owned electric models from some of the industry’s most respected marques. 

Benefits of Buy Electric 

Making the switch from petrol or diesel power to electric may seem like a big change, but it is one that needs to be made by all motorists. With governments around the globe pledging to reduce CO2 emissions, and the UK government planning to cease the sale of fuel-powered models by 2035, changing over to electric power is vital. It’s also more affordable than you might think. With grants available to help purchasing, cost-effective running costs as standard, and fewer mechanical issues to warrant expensive repairs, there’s plenty of benefits to making the change.

  • Improved running costs
  • Lower CO2 emissions
  • Government grants to aid purchasing
  • Fewer mechanical issues
  • Zero road tax

Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained

Everything you wanted to know about hybrid and fully electric cars explained.

    Plug In Hybrid A plug-in hybrid requires you to charge the battery via a suitable outlet. This then enables the battery to power the motor and drive the vehicle for a limited distance, switching from fuel power in a manner that is imperceptible.
    Self Charging Hybrid Self-charging hybrids make use of technology known as regenerative braking, converting energy normally lost into a charge for the battery. This can then help power the petrol or diesel engine for greater efficiency.
    All Electric Powered solely by the battery, all electric models emit zero CO2 and deliver instant torque. With ranges in excess of 200 miles frequently available, and many thousands of public charging stations around the UK, it’s easy to go electric.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our frequently asked questions provide you with more information on driving an electric car. Take a look through them today.

    Which is better, hybrid or electric?

    This is very much down to preference. If you still feel like making a complete change to electric is too sudden, a hybrid is the next step for you. All electric models, meanwhile, are ideal for anyone looking to drive with zero CO2 emissions.

    How often should I service an electric car?

    Servicing your electric car should be conducted at the frequency advised in your model’s handbook.

    Do electric cars need an MOT?

    All vehicles, including electric cars, are required to undergo annual MOT testing once it reaches three years of age. This is a legal requirement.

    How often do I need to charge an electric car?

    As often as is required. The more you drive - or the further your journeys - the more regularly you will need to top up the charge. For most, charging takes place overnight when your vehicle is at home.

    How long goes it take to charge an electric car?

    This depends on the model and the charging station being used. Charging overnight at home is common, while high-powered public charging units will boost your battery in a much shorter time.

    How long to electric car batteries last?

    Up to 100,000 miles. Although, many models will often exceed this value, often achieving up to 150,000 miles before replacement is required.

    Other Electric Services If you're looking for your next vehicle, our teams across the country will be happy to assist to help meet and exceed your requirements. Click on the link below to get in contact with your local retailer.