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Why Go Electric at Sturgess Hyundai? 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.

The benefits of buying electric

The advantages of choosing to switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle are plentiful, with the opportunity to take to the roads with a clear conscience and peace of mind about your CO2 emissions among the most significant. Of course, you will also be able to benefit from more affordable running costs, with all-electric vehicles able to operate for a fraction of the cost of petrol and diesel models. What’s more, there are fewer mechanical components needing maintenance, and the lower emissions mean you are often exempt from road tax and emissions charges.

Key benefits

  • Affordable running costs
  • Lower - or no - road tax
  • Improved vehicle range
  • Cheaper maintenance costs

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    Battery Electric

    Battery Electric vehicles are solely powered by an electric battery, meaning that there is no engine and no need for traditional fuels. They can be charged at home or on the go by plugging into an electrical socket or charging station which can be take up to several hours.

    Plug-in Hybrid

    Plug-ins work similar to a standard hybrid vehicle, but due to the higher capacity battery, users can enjoy extended fully electric driving when travelling short distances. A benefit of a plug-in hybrid is that even when the battery is not charged, the vehicle will still work as a conventional hybrid.

    Hybrid

    The two power sources that make up a Hybrid vehicle is a standard combustion engine alongside a battery-powered motor. The benefits of having both is that the engine will automatically switch between the two engines to improve your fuel economy.

    ELECTRIC AND HYBRID FAQ'S

    Read below some of the most frequently asked questions at Sturgess Jaguar. Still got questions?

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    Are electric cars safe?

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    With fewer moving parts and no CO2 emissions, all electric vehicles such as the Hyundai Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric are considered to be safer than their combustion engine counterparts.

    Are Electric Cars worth it?

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    Absolutely. Although the initial purchase price may seem expensive, running costs of £2-4 per 100 miles makes them the affordable option in the long term. Not only that, but you will have no congestion charges or road tax to pay.

    What is the range of a PHEV / Hybrid Vehicle?

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    A) Using the electric motor only, PHEV has a range of up to 30 miles. PHEV also utilises an Ingenium petrol engine to support a much larger range, in the same way as other combustion engine vehicles.

    Are Electric Cars Cheaper to run?

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    Yes. An electric car costs between 2-4p per mile to run, with petrol models costing in the region of 12p per mile.

    How often do the batteries in a Hybrid / Electric Vehicle need replacing?

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    This is something that is still unclear however most hybrid batteries last for the lifetime of the car!

    What is a Hybrid?

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    A hybrid car uses two power trains - a petrol engine that works in tandem with a battery-powered electric motor. A hybrid vehicle is also known as a PHEV (Petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle)

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? 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.