Electric Explained. Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Motorists visiting Brayley Mazda in Harpenden, Milton Keynes and Thurrock will be able to discover the complete range of new cars from the acclaimed Japanese marque, including a selection of premium electric and hybrid options. Learn more about these models on this page and by getting in touch with us today.

The Benefits of Choosing Electric

Choosing an electric vehicle over a traditional petrol/diesel powered model provides you with plenty of flexibility and options. With manufacturers such as Mazda investing heavily into eco-friendly motoring solutions, there’s never been a better time to switch. Lower CO2 emissions, improved running costs, and fewer maintenance issues are just some of the benefits of switching, while you can also drive away knowing you’re taking advantage of the very best in automotive technology.

Key Benefits

Some of the key benefits to switching to electric power include:

  • Cleaner performance and fewer CO2 emissions
  • Instant torque
  • More affordable running costs
  • Exemption from vehicle road tax, congestion fees and more

    Mild-hybrid These vehicles incorporate a battery that helps boost efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. While unable to provide all-electric performance (for now), they also don’t require plugging in to charge, with regenerative braking helping top up the battery.
    Plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrids feature a higher-capacity battery that has the ability to provide all-electric performance for up to 40 miles. Of course, these batteries require charging via a suitable outlet at home or in public.
    All-electric As the name would suggest, all-electric vehicles run on battery power alone - meaning emissions-free motoring every time you get behind the wheel. The battery will need charging via a suitable charging point either installed at home or in public.


    Our frequently asked questions will provide you with added information about choosing an electric car from Brayley Mazda.

    What is the best hybrid car?

    This very much comes down to preference, so you should compare all key attributes such as battery size, all-electric range, CO2 emissions, passenger capacity and more.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?

    Charging times vary from model to model and according to the charging unit being used. Please refer to the manual of the vehicle or speak to a member of the Brayley Mazda team directly.

    How does an electric car work?

    An electric vehicle works by using a high-capacity battery to power every component of the car - including the drivetrain. Charged via a suitable outlet, the result is motoring that is free from CO2 emissions and far more efficient.

    Are electric cars automatic?

    Electric cars do not tend to have a transmission so are similar to driving an automatic.

    How far can an electric car go?

    This depends very much on the make, model, amount of charge, and driving style. Of course, additional factors - such as weight, wind resistance, driving conditions and more - will also impact overall range. Please refer to the individual listing pages for more details on expected range.

    Other Electric Services. Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? Contact the team at Brayley Mazda today to learn more about the range of models and services available. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you source the perfect vehicle.