Electric & Hybrid Cars With more choice than ever before, you don’t need to choose between the environment, price and style – you can have it all!

With the government bringing the end of new petrol and diesel sales to 2030, electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming ever more popular. 

But where do you start?

Knowing you want to improve your carbon footprint or enjoy a cleaner driving experience is one thing. But with so many vehicles on the market offering different qualities, it can be difficult to know whether a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or an electric vehicle is right for you.

Understanding the difference between each vehicle type is crucial, so here are some key details to help you make an informed decision. And of course, if you’re interested in our extensive array of hybrid and electric vehicles, get in touch with a Swansway Group dealership today for assistance.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicles from Swansway Group

As top car dealers in North West England, the Midlands and North Wales, we’re proud to offer a wide range of models that tick all the boxes when it comes to style, advanced technology and eco-friendly powertrains. Whether you’re looking for family hybrid cars or urban runners perfectly designed to navigate city life – we’ve got you covered.

With over 50 years of industry experience and more than 20 car and van dealerships representing brands including Audi, CUPRA, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, SEAT, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Vans, we know the automotive world inside out and offer a fantastic selection of new electric and hybrid vehicles to suit all tastes.

From the all-new Honda e which delivers a clean, efficient driving experience with zero emissions to the new Honda CR-V Hybrid, which is among the best 7 seat hybrids on the market thanks to good looks and a spacious cabin, you won’t be short of choice.

Audi’s e-tron is also sure to delight, kicking off a range that’s set to expand over the coming months and years. As the marque’s first ever all-electric, plug-in hybrid, the flagship Audi e-tron model boasts a distinctive appearance including an octagonal grille as well as a unique lighting signature that ensures it really stands out from the crowd. And if the meticulous German manufacturing of Volkswagen is what gets your heart racing, then don’t miss the VW ID range which includes the practical and stylish Volkswagen ID.3.

If you’re not yet ready to switch your main car to electric, buying an EV as your second family car could be a great option. If you’re wanting an EV on the drive, as a second car, an EV is great to support weekly commutes, quick shopping trips and smaller runaround jobs, without feeling restricted that your new purchase may hinder longer impromptu journeys such as a visit to a holiday home or a work trip further afield, where planned charging may be inconvenient.

Don’t underestimate the power of an extended test drive. By taking a longer test drives, you have the chance to get comfortable with an EV, can understand the charging infrastructure locally to you, charge the car for yourself and push the range capabilities to their full potential.As a consumer, a longer test drive will let you experience the car as part of your lifestyle and really familiarise yourself with what EV charging is about, and this can’t be done in a fleeting period.

How much is an electric car?

Our new electric cars start from £27,160, up to £89,450, so there is an electric car to suit a wide range of budgets:

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Electric and hybrid vehicle FAQ

How hybrid cars work?


Hybrid cars are powered by a mixture of a standard combustion engine and an electric motor which uses batteries that self-charge through regenerative braking technology.

Are hybrid cars worth it?


It is fact that hybrids deliver much better fuel economy. They are also more reliable, better for the environment and can also offer a number of tax benefits.

What hybrid car means?


A hybrid car uses more than one type of power. It uses either a petrol or diesel engine alongside an electric motor.

What are hybrid cars?


Hybrid cars use two sources to power them: an electric motor which self charges and either a diesel or petrol engine.

What is PHEV?


A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid vehicle that is charged at an external power source to provide a longer driving range.

Are hybrid cars reliable?


Hybrids have proven to be very reliable, probably more so than many traditional combustion engines, regularly coming out top in dependability and reliability surveys.

Can hybrid cars tow?


Absolutely. It’s just a case of making sure you pick the right model for the job. For specific guidance, contact Swansway Group today.

Why hybrid cars?


The main advantages are low fuel consumption, less harmful fuel emissions and tax advantages as a result.

Are hybrid cars more expensive?


Hybrid cars can be more expensive than standard fuel engines but this can often be off-set over time against lower fuel consumption, reduced running costs and even lower insurance.

Are hybrid cars electric?


Hybrid cars are partly powered by an electric motor but cannot be considered electric cars because of the presence of a petrol or diesel engine.

When were hybrid cars invented?


Hybrid electric vehicles became widely available in 1997 when Toyota bought the Prius to market. But the first invention dates back to around 1900 with the Lohner-Porsche.

What hybrid cars are available?


The range of hybrid cars available is growing rapidly. Swansway Group has a great selection including family hybrid cars and seven-seat hybrids from Audi, Volkswagen and more. 

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How long do electric cars last?


There are lots of myths about electric car batteries requiring replacement after 10 years, but with care and maintenance, electric cars can often last far longer than 150,000 miles.

Maintaining an Electric Car

What is the best electric car?


Both the Audi e-tron and Volkswagen e-Golf received a 5/5 consumer rating and a place in the Kelley Blue Book top 10 electric cars.

Which electric car has the longest range?


The Tesla Model S comes out on top for longest range electric car but the Audi e-tron is not far behind.

Are electric cars worth it?


Electric cars are proven to be more fuel efficient and better for the environment. Depending on your focus, there are a number of factors that make owning an electric car beneficial.

Do electric cars need servicing?


As with any car, regular servicing will ensure that your vehicle performs well and that it is safe on the road.

Which electric car is cheapest?


The Renault Twizy. But it has no passenger seat, doors or heater. Swansway has a great selection of alternatives - with doors - available with affordable finance options.

Do you have to pay road tax on electric cars?


The Audi e-Tron and Volkswagen e-Golf both feature in Car Magazine’s best electric cars list. Why not book a test drive with Swansway Group today?

Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?


Road tax is based on vehicle emissions and year of registration. Pure electric vehicles are exempt from tax. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) pay reduced road tax.

How many miles does an electric car last?


Fewer moving parts often equate to cheaper maintenance costs for electric cars because there is no need for components like oil, gaskets or spark plugs to be replaced.

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