A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) has both a traditional combustion engine and an electric motor. The electric battery must be recharged by plugging in to an electrical source.
There are several options for charging your electric car, including home charging. Speak to the team at Trenton for advice.
On average, a fully electric car will cost approximately 2-4 pence per mile to run. This is considerably cheaper than a diesel or petrol car.
This process is a method of harnessing power created during the braking process. It is used to recharge the battery in some electric vehicles.
Because they don’t use fossil fuels or produce dangerous gases, electric cars are generally considered safer than conventional cars.
Modern hybrid batteries often come with a warranty for 100,000 miles, but are designed to last for much longer. Often longer than 150,000 miles.
Alternative fuels refer to non-fossil fuels. In this case, electricity.
There is no evidence to suggest that, in general, hybrid vehicles cost any more to maintain than standard gasoline cars.
Home charging of an electric car is possible. Often via a standard electric outlet or, for improved charging times, via a specially installed home charge point.
There is an increasing number of hybrid cars available on the market. Here at Trenton, we believe that the Citroën C5 Aircross, Peugeot 3008 SUV Hybrid and Peugeot 508 Hybrid represent some of the best electric technology available.
The best used hybrid will really depend on your requirements of the vehicle. For example, if you need a stylish city car, the Peugeot 508 Hybrid is ideal. Why not have a chat with one of our hybrid experts for free, tailored advice?
Your hybrid car can be charged easily by connecting it to a suitable power source either at home or at a public charge station.
Because a hybrid uses a mixture of internal combustion engine and an electric motor, it is not as reliant on petrol or diesel, and therefore pollutes less and saves drivers’ money through fuel savings.
An electric car uses one or more electric motors which are powered by energy stored in rechargeable batteries.
Much like a standard fuel car, the best way to drive efficiently is to make sure your tyres are well cared for and minimise any extra weight in the vehicle.
All-electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by an electric motor alone. These are powered by energy stored in large traction battery packs which require recharging.
It is estimated that electric car charging costs can be as little as £2-4 per 100 miles, depending on your electricity tariff.
Electric vehicles are generally considered to be cheaper to run than petrol cars but, for an accurate estimate, you should compare the specifics of your chosen vehicle as they can vary greatly from model to model.
Electric cars are better for the environment because they have much lower or - in the case of fully electric cars - no harmful emissions.
Here at Trenton, we have a superb range of electric vehicles including the Nissan LEAF, the Peugeot e-2008 and the stylish Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid. Come and take a browse or book a test drive to feel the electric power.
With a reduction in both fuel emissions and fuel consumption, you can expect to benefit from a better carbon footprint and cost savings if you buy an electric car.
Electric cars tend to be automatic because they do not require a clutch. Most manufacturers produce electric cars with an automatic transmission.
Mild and plug-in hybrids have driving ranges of between 10-50 miles in electric-only mode. Fully electric cars have far greater driving ranges with some models offering up to a 300-mile driving range.
The range of your electric car depends on the make and model. Most hybrids can achieve a drive range of between 10-50 miles in electric only, while fully electric vehicles can offer up to 300 miles.
Charge times vary depending on the make and model of the electric car. A typical 60kWh battery takes just under eight hours to charge at a 7kW charging point. However, at a 50kW rapid charger, a full charge can take just 35 minutes.