Business as usual with Delgarth Electric​

Hyundai, Kia and Mitsubishi are all award winners for their various different electric vehicles. We have EV solutions for a range of driving styles and situations including Hybrid and Plug-in hybrid but you should definitely consider the cost saving potential of full electric. 

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

We often refer to this power train as a Self-Charging Hybrid due to there being no requirement to plug the vehicle into a mains supply. The electric motor is charged purely from the regenerative braking system and this energy is intelligently used to assist the regular combustion engine to improve efficiency. Whilst offering less fuel savings and environmental gains than other variants, is a great option if you are not able to charge your vehicle overnight or at work but still want to be part of Delgarth's electric revolution.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

Combining both a combustion engine and an electric motor albeit with a smaller battery, which is charged through a mains supply and energy returned from the regenerative braking system. You are still required to fuel the vehicle but this hybrid intelligently switches between power trains to maximize efficiency and range. When cruising along without any heavy acceleration you will be benefiting mostly from the electric motor saving money over refueling. Put your foot down and you will get assistance from the engine to preserve your charge. There are various external conditions that affect when the engine will engage but most importantly if you run out of charge the vehicle will begin to act like a HEV.

Electric Vehicle (EV)

Electric vehicles are not burdened with an engine, therefore are free from the expensive requirement of polluting petrol or diesel. They are powered solely by the zero emission electric motor which batteries are charged through a mains supply and energy returned from the regenerative braking system. These motors are considerably more quiet than a conventional engine and feature a melodic virtual hum whilst driving to alert pedestrians. Pioneering technological advances have greatly extended their driving range and with global pressure to make the world more environmentally friendly, the UK electric infrastructure now caters for our growing range of electric motors.

The government is currently offering a £3,000 electric car grant towards new purchases of EV's.

Ok. Lets do the maths.

I want to go green, but honestly I want to save money. I also need to factor in dreaded company car tax plus fuel costs for my 8,000 miles per year.

The Hyundai Ioniq Premium Electric has a range of 194 miles - is that enough?

8,000 miles a year = 153.84 miles per week. That means I would only have to charge it once a week - panic over.

So how much will this save me in fuel?

Average fuel costs for the petrol hybrid car is 9.08p per mile (Fleet News). That's £726.40 a year with my mileage - not bad - better than a normal petrol. If I go electric the energy cost is 2.67p per mile - £213.60 per year. So I am saving £512.80 per year in fuel compared the the same model as a hybrid which is already better than my current car!

Now the monthly rentals...

So including maintenance the monthly rentals on the Hybrid are £295.20 including VAT. On the Electric they are coming out at...£284.40 including Vat. Cheaper payment for a more expensive car? Ok that is another saving of £129.60 per year on payments, and £512.80 in fuel. So we are up to £642.40 saved per year already!

The dreaded company car tax...

Looking at the upcoming 21% BIK% of the Hybrid, that means I will pay £1,104.62 per year which is again - not bad. How about the Electric...0% BIK%! So thats another £1,104.62 company car tax saving.


So including the savings from fuel costs, rentals, and company car tax. £512.80 + £129.60 + £1,104.62 = £1,747.02 saving per year! That is £145.59 per month better off driving the Electric. Sounds like a no-brainer!