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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At present, there are no parking costs associated with electric vehicle charging bays in public.
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.
Home charging units cost approximately £800 for installation, with government grants of up to £350 available.
This is really down to preference. Electric vehicles require no fuel whatsoever and emit zero CO2 emissions, while hybrids are more affordable to purchase.
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.
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.
Hybrid vehicles utilise technology known as regenerative braking to recharge the battery. However, those with a higher capacity battery still require plugging in.
Mild hybrid vehicles continue to offer manual transmissions, whereas plug-in hybrids and electric models offer a driving experience akin to automatic transmissions.
Unfortunately, hybrid vehicles tend to be more expensive to insure compared to petrol/diesel options.
Regenerative braking is a system that converts the energy normally lost when braking into an electrical charge for the vehicle’s battery.
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.
Yes. The transition to fully electric motoring is still some way off, so there’s great value to be found in choosing hybrid power.
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.
Battery power in hybrids often kicks in around 15mph, but the slower and steadier you are to accelerate, the more efficient the performance.
A battery is always required in order for the model to run, so keeping the battery suitably charged is of the utmost importance.
No. Hybrid models can run in all-electric mode, but only when there is fuel present in the tank.