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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presently, there are no parking costs to be incurred when using an electric vehicle charging bay to park.
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.
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.
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.
Hybrid models need to either be plugged-in to a suitable charging point or make use of regenerative braking in order to operate.
The government grant available to support installation of home charging points is administered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
Mild-hybrid vehicles utilise technology known as regenerative braking to generate an electrical charge for the model’s battery.
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.
Sadly, the cost to insure hybrid vehicles is more expensive than standard petrol or diesel models.
This is an innovative form of technology that converts the energy normally lost in braking into an electrical charge for the vehicle’s battery.
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.
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.
Yes. In fact, all models over three years of age are legally required to undergo a full MOT test every 12 months.
Battery power tends to kick in around the 15mph mark, with steady acceleration meaning performance is optimised.
If your battery runs out of charge, you will be unable to operate the vehicle until it has been recharged.
No. Fuel is required in order to run a hybrid vehicle.