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Types of EV & Hybrid

Wondering if an electric car is right for you? Discover more about electric cars and what makes them go.

Before even thinking about whether to buy a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle, every prospective owner should want to know what they are and how they work.

Electric and Hybrid vehicles can be split into a few main types, best summarised into:

All-electric vehicles (AEVs)

Hybrid electric Vehicles (HEVs)

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Should I buy an electric car?

What are the pros of buying an electric car?

  • Low fuel consumption

  • Pure electric vehicles are tax exempt

  • Zero emissions that are harmful to the environment

  • Fewer moving parts can equate to less need for maintenance

  • Overall, research estimates that EVs work out less expensive to run over 60,000 miles

  • Batteries can be guaranteed for up to 8 years​

What are the cons of buying an electric car?

  • The way you drive your car really affects how far you can go before re-charging

  • You may struggle to find a charging point whilst out and about and if someone else is there before you, you may have to wait

  • EVs can be more expensive to insure, as there is not a lot of information about the costs of servicing and repairs

  • There can be an element of "mileage anxiety" when you worry about if you will have enough charge to make it to the net convenient charging point

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