The benefits Find out more about the benefits of driving electric When making the move away from petrol or diesel power towards electric, there comes with it the potential to take advantage of a number of benefits. For instance, not only will you be able to drive in the knowledge that there’s no harmful CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere, but you’re also benefiting from lower running costs. There’s even fewer mechanical issues that can arise in the vehicle.
How to charge Find out how to charge your electric or hybrid vehicle Charging a hybrid or electric vehicle is effortless, whether you’re out on the road or at home. Domestic charging points can be installed for an additional fee, while high-powered, fast-charge stations available at service stops, garages and supermarkets will be able to top you up in no time at all. Plus, there’s more and more public charge points appearing every day for convenience.

Electric & Hybrid Explained.

Find out how different types of electric and hybrid vehicles work

Choosing the right hybrid or electric vehicle for you demands that you understand the differences they offer. With electric, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options all available, you should be able to find a model that best suits your needs with a minimum of fuss.

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    Electric All-electric models are those that run on battery power alone, emitting zero CO2 emissions and providing cost-effective motoring.
    Plug-in Hybrid A plug-in hybrid requires the battery to be charged but can also provide a limited all-electric driving range to complement fuel power.
    Mild Hybrid Mild hybrid cars help boost efficiency through the presence of a battery which charges through a process known as regenerative braking.

    Model Lineup.

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    Here at Delgarth Kia, we’re delighted to be able to provide you with one of the very best lineups of electric and hybrid vehicles in the region. Click through the various options listed in order to find out more about the specifics offered in each vehicle.

    FAQs.

    Our frequently asked questions help provide answers to some of the most commonly raised queries regarding electric and hybrid motoring. You can find out more by scrolling through these now or by getting in touch with Delgarth Kia directly.

    How much is it to charge an electric car?

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    The cost of charging an electric vehicle varies according to both model and charging point being used. However, on average, a model featuring a 200-mile range and 60kWh battery will cost around £9.20 for a full charge at home.

    How long does it take an electric car to charge?

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    Charging times vary from vehicle to vehicle, and according to the charging point in use. Fast charging public points can often boost charge in under an hour, while home charging units run overnight.

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

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    Presently, there are no parking costs to be incurred when using an electric vehicle charging bay to park.

    How far can an electric car go on one charge?

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    The overall range depends on the make and model of the vehicle as well as your driving style. Most new electric cars are able to achieve over 200 miles on a full charge, with a select few reaching 350 miles.

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

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    It currently costs approximately £800 to install a charging point at home, a fee that can be reduced with a government grant of up to £350.

    Is hybrid better than electric?

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    Electric vehicles are often regarded as being the better option, with zero CO2 emissions and more economical running costs. However, the initial purchase price makes hybrids ideal for some.

    Do hybrid cars need to be charged?

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    Hybrid models need to either be plugged-in to a suitable charging point or make use of regenerative braking in order to operate.

    What is an OLEV grant?

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    The government grant available to support installation of home charging points is administered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

    Does a hybrid car charge itself?

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    Mild-hybrid vehicles utilise technology known as regenerative braking to generate an electrical charge for the model’s battery.

    Are hybrid cars manual or automatic?

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    Both plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles offer a driving experience similar to automatics, while mild-hybrid vehicles continue to be available with manual transmission.

    Are hybrid cars cheaper to insure?

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    Sadly, the cost to insure hybrid vehicles is more expensive than standard petrol or diesel models.

    What is regenerative braking?

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    This is an innovative form of technology that converts the energy normally lost in braking into an electrical charge for the vehicle’s battery.

    Are hybrid cars good for long distance driving?

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    Yes. The combination of electric and fuel power ensures that efficiency is optimised and you will be able to achieve greater economy on longer journeys.

    Is it worth buying a hybrid car UK?

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    While the switch to all-electric motoring en masse is ongoing, there’s no reason that opting for a new hybrid vehicle doesn’t represent fantastic value for money.

    Do electric cars need an MOT?

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    Yes. In fact, all models over three years of age are legally required to undergo a full MOT test every 12 months.

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

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    Battery power tends to kick in around the 15mph mark, with steady acceleration meaning performance is optimised.

    What happens when a hybrid car runs out of battery?

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    If your battery runs out of charge, you will be unable to operate the vehicle until it has been recharged.

    Can a hybrid car run without petrol?

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    No. Fuel is required in order to run a hybrid vehicle.