Making the change from traditional fuel power to hybrid or all-electric technology is a major move for most drivers, so understanding the various options that are available and the associated benefits is key. At Brayley Renault in Milton Keynes, we’re pleased to be able to help you make this transition with a minimum of fuss, detailing the range of vehicles and all the advantages of switching.
The electric range
Take a closer look at those Renault vehicles that are available to purchase today, and liaise with a member of the team to discuss in more detail or to arrange a test drive.
The benefits of buying electric
Moving away from petrol and diesel power is essential for all motorists, with the need to cut down on harmful CO2 emissions a global concern. As such, more and more manufacturers are developing electric and hybrid vehicles for purchase, with Renault among those leading the way. Offering low or zero CO2 emissions, improved running costs, and fewer maintenance issues, there’s myriad reasons why now is the ideal time to change.
Types of vehicle explained
Equipped with a traditional combustion engine and a battery-powered motor, mild hybrid vehicles are self-charging through a process called regenerative braking. This helps improve fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
A more powerful battery features in plug-in editions, with the need to charge via a suitable outlet at home or in public. The result is the ability to travel in all-electric mode for a limited range while emitting no CO2.
As the name suggests, all-electric vehicles are equipped with nothing but a battery motor. This means 100% emissions-free motoring and economical running costs. You can also apply for grants for the installation of charging points at home.
Find out more about switching to electric power with our frequently asked questions. You can also speak directly to a member of our team if your query is not covered below.
What is the best hybrid car?
This depends upon your own particular demands, but our team of sales experts will be able to help find the perfect solution. Whether it’s range, emissions levels, price, or size, we’ll have something to suit you.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Charging time varies from model to model and in relation to the charging point being used. You can learn more about the specifics of your particular vehicle by liaising with a member of the Brayley Renault team today.
How does an electric car work?
An electric car takes its power from the electrical grid and stores it in a battery. This is used to power all features of the vehicle and deliver instant torque.
Are electric cars automatic?
In essence, yes. There is no need for a traditional transmission so electric cars operate in a similar manner to an automatic.
How far can an electric car go?
This depends on the model chosen as well as such factors as your driving style, environment and conditions. However, the maximum range available will be detailed on the vehicle description page for your reference.