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?
● 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).
● 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.