Everything you wanted to know about hybrid, fully electric and fuel cell cars
Take a look at some of the most common questions associated with choosing electric vehicles.
A plug-in hybrid vehicle is one that requires charging at a suitable outlet, with the battery powering the motor and complementing traditional fuel powered performance.
A number of home charging solutions are available, while a network of thousands of public charging points can be found throughout the UK at such locations as petrol stations, supermarkets and more.
The cost of running an electric car is significantly cheaper than a petrol or diesel model, with running costs expected to be between 2-4p per mile.
Regenerative braking converts the energy normally lost through braking into an electrical charge for your battery.
Hybrid vehicle batteries are designed to last for at least 100,000 miles, with many capable of performing for up to 150,000 miles.
In relation to motoring, alternative fuels are those other than petrol or diesel, i.e. electric energy.
No. In fact, maintenance costs are comparable with regular petrol or diesel models.
Yes. A selection of charging solutions will be available, ranging from a traditional three-pin outlet cable to dedicated charging points. These can often be installed with help from a government grant.
Identifying the best hybrid car for you depends on your own specific requirements. As such, we recommend liaising with a member of our team who will be able to advise on the various options we have available.
We’re delighted to be able to provide you with a number of used hybrid vehicles to choose from at Islington Motor Group. Take a look through the current listings and liaise with us today to discuss suitable options for you.
You can choose from a number of home installation options or take advantage of public charging points at local petrol stations, supermarkets, etc.
A hybrid car saves energy by using the electric motor to power the vehicle, switching from traditional fuel-powered performance in a way that is imperceptible.
An electric car is one that runs solely on electric power. This is delivered through the lithium-ion battery that can be charged both at home and at public charging points.
Electric vehicles operate by using a battery powered motor in place of a combustion engine. The battery requires regular charging from either a home or public charging point.
With improved running costs, fewer mechanical issues, lower CO2 emissions, and smooth motoring assured, we believe it is more than worth making the switch.
Yes. Electric vehicles emit zero CO2 emissions and are less harmful to the environment around you.
A number of manufacturers are engaged in developing all-electric vehicles including those we represent at Islington Motor Group - Citroën, Ford, MG, Suzuki and Vauxhall. Speak to one of our experts today to discuss the range.
With governments around the globe pledging to cut CO2 emissions over the coming years, including those caused by the automotive industry, making the switch to electric is highly recommended.
Electric vehicles are predominantly automatic since they do not require a clutch.
This depends on the make and model of electric vehicle you choose and your driving style. You can learn more about the full range of each model by viewing the listing page today.
The range of your chosen electric vehicle will be detailed on the listing page.
Charge times vary and depend on the model of car and the outlet being used to charge. Public charging points can often provide quicker charging solutions. Find out more by speaking to a member of our team today.