Why Go Electric? Here at WLMG Group, we want to make sure that our customers feel equipped with the knowledge and information they need to make a great decision about their next car.

Drive electric with WLMG

Here at WLMG, we’re fully behind the automotive industry’s desire to achieve a net zero future. We work with great marques - MG or Suzuki, each of which produces electric and/or hybrid vehicles that produce low/zero CO2 emissions.

But what’s the difference between an electric and hybrid vehicle?

Hybrid vehicle

A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) features a combustion engine and an electric motor, the latter of which is powered by a self-charging battery.

The majority of HEVs run on fuel alone; the motor merely aids the engine, providing it with instant torque that provides quicker acceleration and higher speed power boosts.

HEVs are typically more affordable to run than regular cars – and they produce fewer emissions.

Plug-in hybrid vehicle

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) has a similar powertrain to an HEV. However, it can run on electricity for a limited length of time – for instance, the MG HS SUV is capable of a 32-mile pure-electric range.

PHEVs are much more efficient than their combustion-engined equivalents – and they produce significantly fewer emissions.

A PHEV’s battery requires manual charging – this can be done at home or at a public charging point (there are thousands across the UK).

Electric vehicle

An electric vehicle (EV) is 100% electric, which means it produces zero emissions and is the most affordable-to-run type of motor car.

Range varies from vehicle to vehicle; the MG5 EV, for instance, can run up to 250 miles with a single charge.

An EV’s battery requires manual charging.

There are many more benefits to driving electric or hybrid. For example, low/zero-emission cars are exempt from Clean Air Zone charges and incur lower Vehicle Excise Duty rates.

Please take the time to browse the full electric and hybrid range at WLMG. If you have any questions or if you’d like to book a test drive, get in touch with us today.

The Types of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Explained

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles Hybrids use a combination of two power sources - a traditional combustion engine and an electric motor. You can choose between self-charging hybrids and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.
    Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle is more commonly referred to as a PHEV. It uses a combination of two types of power, a traditional combustion engine and an electric motor.
    Battery Electric Vehicles Electric cars use batteries for power. These batteries require recharging and the range will vary depending on the make and model. You can charge these at home and on the go.

    The Benefits of Buying Electric

    • Hybrid power allows short journeys to be made purely on electric power, so customers who only make short journeys can expect a huge reduction in fuel consumption coupled with very low emissions. Fully electric cars are even more efficient. The average running cost can be as low as £2 per 100 miles which, along with little or no road tax, can lead to huge savings.
    • Self-charging hybrids use regenerative braking technology to recharge the battery by harnessing naturally produced power. They do not require an external charge.
    • As electric and plug-in hybrids do not rely on fuel, drivers are exempt from paying for fuel duty when driving on electricity. Furthermore, if you charge at home, drivers only pay 5% VAT on the electricity consumed.
    • Due to the increasing popularity of electric and hybrid powered vehicles, it means that there is now a wider range of brands that offer electric and hybrid cars. This means everyone can find something to suit their taste and budget.

    View Our Hybrid and Electric Range

    Electric and Hybrid FAQ's

    Where can I charge my electric car?

    Recharging an electric car battery is very simple. It can be done at home via a standard power outlet, a specially installed charge point or at a public rapid charge point.

    How much does it cost to run an electric car?

    Electric vehicles are very economical to run. Most of the electric cars available from WLMG cost between two and four pence per mile to run.

    How often do hybrid batteries need replacing?

    Most hybrid batteries are designed to last for at least 100,000 miles but they often last much longer than that. All of the electric vehicles available at WLMG come with excellent warranties so to find out more, contact our team.

    Do hybrid cars cost more to maintain?

    Generally speaking, maintenance costs for a hybrid car should not be any more than that of a regular car. Here at WLMG, we have some excellent aftersales packages that can help you manage your maintenance costs.

    How does an electric car work?

    Electric cars use batteries to power them. These batteries require recharging and the range they can achieve varies depending on the make and model. For more information, contact one of the teams at WLMG Group.

    Are all electric cars automatic?

    Most electric cars currently available in the UK are automatic and production is likely to continue to be so.

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? If you're looking for your next vehicle, our teams across the country will be happy to assist to help meet and exceed your requirements. Click on the link below to get in contact with your local retailer.