The benefits Find out more about the benefits of driving electric at Delgarth Making the switch to electric motoring provides many advantages, not least knowing that you’re reducing the level of harmful CO2 emissions produced by your vehicle. But there’s also the added benefits of improved running costs, exemption from road tax and other surcharges, and fewer mechanical issues to go wrong. As such, there’s never been a better time to make the change.
How to charge Find out how to charge your electric or hybrid vehicle at Delgarth Whether at home or out on the road, a number of charging solutions are available to ensure you’re always able to top up the charge. High-powered public stations at garages, service stations and supermarkets are even able to boost the charge to an impressive level in under an hour, while overnight domestic charging is cost effective.

Electric & Hybrid Explained.

Find out how different types of electric and hybrid vehicles work

When making the move away from traditional petrol or diesel power, you will find a number of options available to you. As such, understanding the differences between mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all electric is essential to ensuring you make the right choice and know what to expect once you get behind the wheel.

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    Electric All-electric cars run solely on battery power, needing to be charged at a suitable outlet and emitting zero CO2 emissions.
    Plug-in Hybrid The battery in a plug-in hybrid requires charging but has the ability to offer a limited range of all-electric performance.
    Mild Hybrid Utilising technology known as regenerative braking to charge the battery, mild hybrids help complement the efficiency of the combustion engine.

    Model Lineup.

    Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere.

    We at Delgarth Motor Group are delighted to be able to present a number of hybrid and electric vehicles from Hyundai and Kia. Click through to the models listed to learn more about the performance and attributes on offer today.

    Hyundai Kona
    Hyundai Kona
    Hyundai Ioniq
    Hyundai Ioniq
    Hyundai Ioniq 5
    Hyundai Ioniq 5
    Hyundai Tucson
    Hyundai Tucson
    Kia EV6
    Kia EV6
    Kia Niro
    Kia Niro
    Kia Soul
    Kia Soul
    Kia XCeed
    Kia XCeed

    FAQs.

    You can learn more about electric and hybrid vehicles thanks to our frequently asked questions below. If your query still isn’t answered, however, you can liaise with a member of the Delgarth Motor Group team directly.

    How much is it to charge an electric car?

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    Charging costs for electric vehicles vary from model to model and charging point being used. However, for a typical model featuring a 60kWh battery and 200-mile range, home charging costs are approximately £9.20 for a full charge.

    How long does it take an electric car to charge?

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    Again, charging times vary according to model and charging point used, but public stations can often achieve a majority charge in under an hour. Charging at home, meanwhile, often occurs overnight.

    Do you have to pay for parking when charging your electric car?

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    At present, there are no parking costs associated with electric vehicle charging bays in public.

    How far can an electric car go on one charge?

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    Most new electric vehicles have the ability to travel over 200 miles on a full charge, with some even capable of reaching 350 miles. The maximum range does vary according to make, model, battery size and driving style.

    How much does it cost to install an electric car charger?

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    Home charging units cost approximately £800 for installation, with government grants of up to £350 available.

    Is hybrid better than electric?

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    This is really down to preference. Electric vehicles require no fuel whatsoever and emit zero CO2 emissions, while hybrids are more affordable to purchase.

    Do hybrid cars need to be charged?

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    Yes. Whether it’s a mild hybrid that utilises regenerative braking, or a plug-in model that needs an outlet, hybrid vehicles require charging in order to function.

    What is an OLEV grant?

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    The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) grant is a government subsidy to help incentivise the switch to electric motoring, and can be used to fund the installation of home charging points.

    Does a hybrid car charge itself?

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    Hybrid vehicles utilise technology known as regenerative braking to recharge the battery. However, those with a higher capacity battery still require plugging in.

    Are hybrid cars manual or automatic?

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    Mild hybrid vehicles continue to offer manual transmissions, whereas plug-in hybrids and electric models offer a driving experience akin to automatic transmissions.

    Are hybrid cars cheaper to insure?

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    Unfortunately, hybrid vehicles tend to be more expensive to insure compared to petrol/diesel options.

    What is regenerative braking?

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    Regenerative braking is a system that converts the energy normally lost when braking into an electrical charge for the vehicle’s battery.

    Are hybrid cars good for long distance driving?

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    Absolutely. By combining both fuel and battery power, the overall range of fuel economy is better than ever, making them ideal for longer road trips.

    Is it worth buying a hybrid car UK?

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    Yes. The transition to fully electric motoring is still some way off, so there’s great value to be found in choosing hybrid power.

    Do electric cars need an MOT?

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    Any vehicle aged over three years is legally required to undergo an annual MOT inspection to ensure that it’s safe and roadworthy for use.

    At what speed do hybrid cars switch from battery power to petrol power?

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    Battery power in hybrids often kicks in around 15mph, but the slower and steadier you are to accelerate, the more efficient the performance.

    What happens when a hybrid car runs out of battery?

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    A battery is always required in order for the model to run, so keeping the battery suitably charged is of the utmost importance.

    Can a hybrid car run without petrol?

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    No. Hybrid models can run in all-electric mode, but only when there is fuel present in the tank.