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What are the differences between Hybrid and Electric Cars?

A Hybrid Electric Vehicle (self-charging) operates with a petrol engine that seamlessly transitions to an electric motor during periods of low power demand. The battery is recharged either by the petrol engine or through regenerative braking. Alternatively, a plug-in hybrid is equipped for everyday driving and can recharge its battery through the engine, regenerative braking, or by plugging in at home. Notably, a plug-in hybrid boasts an extended pure electric range, often up to 35 miles, thanks to a larger battery pack and electric motor. This makes plug-in hybrids well-suited for meeting the daily commuting needs of many individuals.

On the other hand, an EV (Electric Vehicle) is solely powered by an electric motor. The battery of an electric vehicle is charged by connecting it to the electric grid at home or work, or by utilising one of the numerous charging points available across the UK.

There are different ways to charge your vehicle…

Rapid – 30 to 45 minutes

Located in fuel stations, motorway services, and key destinations supplying power at 50kWh or more.

Fast Charging – 6 to 12 hours

Available at supermarkets, streets, car parks, and leisure facilities. Trickle Charging – 12 to 24 hours Overnight charging solution, fitted at your home Type 2 or UK 3 Pin.

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