Electric and Hybrid Cars FAQ's

How hybrid cars work?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

What is PHEV?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

Are hybrid cars more expensive?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

How long do electric cars last?

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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.

What is the best electric car?

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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?

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The Tesla Model S comes out on top for longest range electric car but the Audi e-tron is not far behind. Contact Swansway Group for a test drive of the e-tron.

Are electric cars worth it?

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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?

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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?

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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.

What is the best electric car for 2020?

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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?

Do you have to pay road tax on electric cars?

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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.

Are electric cars cheaper to maintain?

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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.

How many miles does an electric car last?

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The key to electric car longevity is the battery. But these can be replaced. On average most manufacturers guarantee between 100,000 and 150,000 miles’ worth of battery life.