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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.

Benefits of Buy Electric 

With the UK government looking to cease the sale of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles by 2035, it’s more pressing than ever for motorists to start switching to all-electric motoring. But it’s not purely for the benefit of meeting government targets. With lower CO2 emissions, improved running costs, and fewer mechanical issues, there’s also plenty of reasons to change to electric motoring. You can also still take advantage of government grants to help make purchasing more affordable.

  • Improved running costs
  • Zero road tax
  • Fewer maintenance issues
  • Government grants for purchasing

Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained

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

All Electric Running solely on battery power, all-electric vehicles are the most efficient and eco-conscious available, with zero CO2 emissions when in use. They can also provide instant torque and impressive range on a single charge.
Self Charging Hybrid Hybrid models complement the performance of petrol or diesel powered engines, adding extra power and improving efficiency. For the most part, they are self charging through a technology known as regenerative braking.
Plug In Hybrid Plug-in hybrid vehicles require you to charge the battery at a suitable outlet, with the charge later used to power the vehicle in all-electric mode. These models switch seamlessly between electric and fuel power automatically.

Frequently Asked Questions


Our frequently asked questions provide answers to some of the most common queries about electric motoring.

Which is better, hybrid or electric?

If you’re looking for the best emissions-free range possible, opting for electric is key. However, hybrid options offer a more traditional driving experience and may prove preferable.

How often should I service an electric car?

Like any vehicle, an electric car needs to undergo regular servicing to ensure it is in peak condition. The regularity of servicing will be detailed in your vehicle’s handbook.

Do electric cars need an MOT?

Yes. All vehicles - including electric models - aged over three years are required to undergo an annual MOT inspection to ensure its roadworthiness.

How often do I need to charge an electric car?

Regular charging is always recommended, and the frequency will depend on the vehicle’s use. The more you drive, the more regularly you will need to charge.

How long goes it take to charge an electric car?

The charging time for an electric vehicle varies from model to model, and depends on the charging source being used.

How long to electric car batteries last?

Most electric car batteries are lithium-ion and have been developed to last for 100,000 miles of use. However, many are capable of exceeding this value, often achieving up to 150,000 miles before requiring replacement.

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