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Electric Explained. Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. We at Brayleys Honda are delighted to help customers make the switch from traditional combustion engine vehicles to electric and hybrid models as quickly and easily as possible. Discover more about the benefits of making the change and find out more about the vehicles we have available today.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

There’s many reasons to make the change to electric and hybrid performance, with financial and environmental benefits among the most significant. Running costs, for example, are a fraction of the cost of petrol/diesel powered models, while there’s no road tax or congestion charges to be paid. What’s more, fewer moving components found in the engine mean that maintenance costs are lower too. For fully electric models, you can also benefit from zero CO2 emissions being released into the environment around us, making for a healthier atmosphere everywhere.

Key Benefits

Among the key benefits of switching to electric or hybrid power are:

  • Greener performance with fewer CO2 emissions
  • Fast performance with instant torque
  • Cheaper running costs
  • Convenient to own with charging solutions available

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    Mild-hybrid Mild-hybrid vehicles are those which incorporate a small battery to complement the combustion engine. They are self-charging through a process called regenerative braking and will improve the fuel efficiency of the engine.
    Plug-in hybrid As the name suggests, a plug-in hybrid needs charging at a suitable outlet but has the ability to run on all-electric power for a limited range - often up to 40 miles. Performance switches from electric to combustion engine almost imperceptibly.
    All-electric With a higher capacity battery, all-electric vehicles run on electricity alone and have zero CO2 emissions. As such, they are the most efficient and economical option available with ranges of up to 300 miles achievable.

    Electric Vehicle FAQs

    Our frequently asked questions provide more details on making the switch to electric and hybrid motoring. If your query still isn’t covered, contact a member of the team today.

    What is the best hybrid car?

    Deciding which is the best hybrid car is different for everyone as no two needs are alike. As such, you should look at your own specific demands - be they in terms of all-electric range, vehicle size, CO2 emissions, or running costs.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?

    Charging is dependent on a number of factors, namely the make and model of the car and the charging solution being used. High-powered public charging stations can often provide up to 80% charge in under an hour, while those installed at home may be required to run overnight.

    How does an electric car work?

    An electric car takes all its power from a lithium-ion battery that gets its charge from a suitable outlet. This means it provides instant torque and zero CO2 emissions are generated as there is no burning of fuel.

    Are electric cars automatic?

    Essentially, yes. Electric cars have no need for a traditional transmission so the experience is comparable to driving an automatic vehicle.

    How far can an electric car go?

    This depends upon the make and model of the vehicle, but many new electric vehicles are capable of covering up to 300 miles with a full charge.

    Other Electric Services. Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? Want to learn more about switching to an electric vehicle? Or perhaps you have questions about servicing? Get in touch with the team at Brayleys Honda today to find out more.