Hybrid cars at Yeomans combine the advantages of an electric car with a petrol car in one vehicle. A hybrid car uses power from two sources: either one or two electric motors with a battery and external charging point. The hybrid models available at Yeomans feature futuristic body designs, innovative technology and intelligent driver convenience with the option to switch driving modes between petrol, electric and hybrid at the driver's convenience.
Find out more below about the benefits of owning an electric vehicle and how easy it is to switch to electric driving, plus explore our range of electric cars available at Yeomans.
Hybrid vehicles have been designed for effortless and practical recharging. Accelerated charging in impressive times, regardless of the charging facility. What's more, with plenty of public charging stations, switching to hybrid is easier than ever.
Rapid charge points can be found at most motorway service stations and standard /accelerated charge points can also be found in many on-street and car park locations.
Charging from a domestic socket from 0-100% takes around 5 hours charge time. Whereas charging from a dedicated electric vehicle charging point can take less than 4 hours to charge from 0-100% with a standard on board charger.
Subsidies from the UK Government are available to support charge-point installations at home or workplaces, you can currently receive up to £500 government grant towards the cost of the wallbox.
Hybrid cars have many features that are beneficial when it comes to owning one. One benefit is the cost difference of owning a hybrid, with a 40% saving of average fuel consumption compared to its combustion version. Discover the benefits below.
- 30% average fuel consumption savings when compared with the combustion variant.
- Zero exhaust emissions when driving in electric model
- Discounts on congestion charges
- Impressive warranties available
- Low running costs
- Lower Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax rates
- Smooth jolt-free driving
- Responsive acceleration and immediate torque
- No engine noise
- Reduce vibration
- Impressive mile range in 100% electric mode typically between 20 to 30 miles but some models offer up to 50 miles
- Real time driving information on your journey
- Simple yet intelligent driving
- Accelerated charging with a variety way to charge
- Intelligent technology
- Convenient charging
We have created a list of the questions that we are asked most often and hope it will answer any questions you may have, alternatively please contact our sales teams who will be able to assist you further.
HOW DOES A PLUG-IN HYBRID CAR WORK?
Plug-in hybrid cars are a combination of an electric car and a petrol engine car. A hybrid vehicle uses two sources of power: a petrol engine and one or two electric motors with a battery and external charging port. There is a difference between a full hybrid car and a plug-in hybrid car, a plug-in hybrid car must be plugged in to recharge the battery but can travel significantly further in electric mode than full hybrids.
IN COMPARISON TO PETROL ENGINES DO PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES EMIT LESS CO2?
By charging your hybrid vehicle’s battery regularly you can drive up to 39 miles in electric mode with no CO2 exhaust emissions. To optimise CO2 emissions, choose driving in 100% electric mode for daily driving.
SHOULD I BUY A PLUG-IN HYBRID OR AN ELECTRIC CAR?
The decision between both depends on your wants and needs, driving habits as well as charging access. An example of this would be: if you drive long distances frequently then a hybrid vehicle would most likely suit you best, as you wouldn't have to stop to recharge like you would in an electric vehicle.
HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT A HYBRID BATTERY TO LAST?
Hybrid batteries have been designed to last the life of the car, so they do not need replacing, however it will be affected by a number of factors including: the make and model of the car, driving style, frequency and standard of maintenance, load weight and cleanliness. With a comprehensive warranty available on hybrids models you can have complete peace of mind.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY HYBRID RUNS OUT OF BATTERY?
Your hybrid will continue to run using its petrol or diesel engine once the battery is empty, however it is likely to be automatically recharged by the engine or using regenerative braking. However, if your hybrid does run out of fuel, similarly to a conventional car it will come to a stop and they are not designed to function without fuel.
HOW ARE HYBRID CAR BATTERIES MADE?
The battery of a hybrid car will be a nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion type. Lithium-ion batteries are much more popular as they are less toxic and hold their charge better when not in use, whilst offering a better performance in high temperatures.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HYBRID AND A PLUG-IN HYBRID?
A self charging hybrid will not need to be plugged in to be charged, it will be generator driven by the combustion engine, or sometimes charged using regenerative braking. Whereas, a plug-in hybrid can self charge like a standard hybrid however it can also been connected to a charging point to charge whilst parked, and can drive solely on electric power for a typical range of 20 to 40 miles.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A HYBRID CAR TO CHARGE?
The time it will take to charge will depend on the size of the battery, how much energy has been used and the power output of the charging point. The slowest chargers will have a plug-in hybrid fully charged in 5 hours, or a rapid charging station will charge in 25 minutes of less.
HOW DO I ORGANISE GETTING A CHARGEPOINT AT MY HOME?
Using the pod-point website you will be able to organise the installation of a charge at your home address, and you could also benefit from £350 off the cost of the grant, depending on criteria. For more information, click here to visit the Pod Point website.