Why Go Electric? Here at Yeomans, we aim to ensure that every automotive need is fully catered for. As such, we can assist interested motorists in making the switch to electric models, thereby benefiting from improved running costs and lower CO2 emissions.

The types of electric and hybrid vehicles explained

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    100% electric As the name suggests, 100% electric vehicles run on nothing but electric power. They feature a high-capacity lithium-ion battery that is charged via a suitable outlet, which then powers all features of the vehicle.
    Plug-in hybrid ( PHEV) A plug-in hybrid vehicle is one that combines a battery powered motor with a more traditional combustion engine. These batteries require charging at a suitable outlet but are able to provide a limited range of all-electric performance.
    Hybrid Self-charging hybrid cars take advantage of innovative technology known as regenerative braking. This provides an electrical charge for the battery and helps improve the overall fuel efficiency and economical nature of the vehicle.
    Mild Hybrid (MHEV) A Mild hybrid vehicle is similar to a plug-in hybrid, commonly featuring a small battery pack that works with the regular 12V battery found in all combustion-engined vehicles. It can’t drive on battery power alone however the 48V system is there to assist the engine and allow it to perform more economically, save fuel, and lower the running costs.

    The benefits of buying electric or hybrid car

    There’s many reasons to make the change from traditional fuel-powered engines to those featuring hybrid and electric engine technology. For starters, you can take to the road knowing that the model you’re driving is having a better impact on the environment through fewer CO2 emissions. Plus, electric models are more efficient in their performance, with newer models improving the overall range achievable by the battery. There’s even the benefit of no road tax, while charging solutions at home and in public help you top up the overall charge quickly and affordably.

    Frequently asked Questions

    Find out more about the range of advantages of switching to an electric vehicle, with our frequently asked questions providing added insight into your options.

    How long does it take to charge an EV?

    Charging times for an electric car vary from model to model, as well as from the outlet that is being used. For those looking to charge quickly, high-powered public charge stations will achieve a higher charge in less time; for more affordable charging, meanwhile, home charging solutions run overnight and take advantage of cheaper electricity costs.

    Are electric cars expensive to run?

    No. In fact, they are far more cost effective than combustion engine models. The majority of all-electric vehicles cost between 2-4p per mile to run.

    Will an electric car suit my lifestyle?

    Absolutely. An electric car is able to provide more than enough range for all your day-to-day needs, with the impressive efficiency meaning you will complete any journey in a cost-effective manner. Plus, electric cars are smart and stylish, so you will always look great throughout your travels.

    How do I charge an electric car?

    Home charging units can be installed for charging, while cables are also available for traditional outlets. Of course, there’s also thousands of public charging points available at petrol stations, supermarkets, and more.

    Where are my nearest electric vehicle charging points?

    Finding the nearest electric vehicle charging point is quick and easy, with Zap Map providing all the locations closest to you.

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