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Why Choose Electric Cars or Hybrids?

It's far better for the environment than a petrol or diesel powered car, and imagine all the money you'll save on fuel! You'll also save on Road Tax, and if your car is for business use there are even further tax savings to be made.

In terms of the driving experience, electric cars have automatic transmissions, so there are no manual gears to worry about! They have a growing reputation for being a smooth, quiet ride, that'll get you wherever you want to go in comfort and with ease.

  • Easy driving experience
  • Save on Road Tax
  • Easy charging at more than 15,000 points, or from the comfort of home
  • Better for the environment
  • Save on fuel
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Free parking in many areas

Electric Vs Hybrid

What's the difference? Electric and hybrid vehicles are still relatively new to our roads, and there are still a few misconceptions about what the differences are between them. Here's a quick comparison:

Electric Vehicle

An electric car uses an electrical engine that needs to be 'charged' before being taken out on the road. The battery is the only source of power these cars need, but that's not to say they're lacking in performance! They do better than many of their petrol / diesel counterparts when it comes to BHP, mileage and tech features.

Hybrid Vehicle

A hybrid car is a great choice if you're not ready to go fully electric. It combines a battery with a petrol/diesel engine - the battery powers your shorter journeys, and the petrol/diesel kicks in for those longer-distance motorway drives. The car charges itself as you drive, so there's no need to use charging stations... just drive as you usually would, and save on fuel!

Elctric Vehicle

It drives like an automatic, so there are no gears to worry about - just put your foot on the pedal and go! Not only that, but it's much kinder to the environment as you're emitting 50% fewer greenhouse gasses when compared to traditional vehicles - and ZERO direct emissions.

Hybrid Vehicle

There's a choice of manual or automatic transmission, so that's up to you! But either way, you will definitely notice a much quieter and smoother ride, as the battery takes some of the load - meaning your gas engine doesn't need to work as hard. You'll also notice that your fuel consumption is dramatically reduced

Elctric Vehicle

Electric vehicles have a variety of benefits that could make your everyday life just that little bit easier! Not only are they better for the environment, they are quiet, low maintenance, cheaper to run and very responsive on the road. Sounds ideal!

Hybrid Vehicle

If hybrid vehicles have caught your eye, we aren't surprised! With incentives like lower Road Tax, not to mention the fact they're more economical, lightweight and they reduce carbon emissions! Regenerative braking means your vehicle charges itself as you drive. Perfect!

Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles are ideal if you tend to drive shorter distances, have off road parking to charge your vehicle overnight and want to contribute to reducing your carbon emissions. With the ever-growing number of charging points popping up all over the country, you'll never find yourself short of zap!

Hybrid Vehicle

Because hybrids offer better mileage and have higher range, they're a great option if you tend to do a lot of motorway driving. The performance of a hybrid may not be the speediest but if you are looking to save some money, they are certainly more economical! People who don't have off road parking or easy access to charging points will find hybrids a dream!

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In Pursuit of Zappiness

There are more than 15,000 charging points in the UK, with more being installed every day! Click the button below to see a live map of how many charging points there are near you! You can also charge at home with a standard three pin-socket, or have a dedicated charging point installed outside of your house. There's even a Government Grant to help you cover the cost of installation!

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Are electric cars more expensive?

Initially, electric vehicles (EVs) can be more expensive to buy, with the starting point of a Jaguar I-Pace being around £64,000. However, running and maintenance costs are significantly lower than that of a petrol or diesel car. In the UK, you could be eligible for a government grant of up to £3,500 (depending on the type of EV you want to buy) and there are savings on fuel costs, tax, congestion charges (where applicable), parking and car maintenance!

What brands of electric vehicles are available?

In line with government legislation, lots of manufacturers are getting in on the EV scene, including Jaguar, with many more makes and models in the pipeline. As well as the I-Pace, Jaguar have also confirmed an electric Jaguar XJ that is set to be released in 2021.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

Like a lot of the aspects of EVs, this is very varied and can take anywhere between 15 minutes and 12 hours, depending on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point you are plugged into. You can charge your I-Pace at home, which can reach full charge overnight, however you do need off-road parking to do this. However, as more funding is awarded to electric vehicle charging projects across the UK, more technological developments are being made, such as wireless charging and rapid chargers, to make charging more accessible and quicker for drivers.

How long does the battery last?

This, again, is dependent on several factors including type of battery, charging habits and environment, or more specifically temperature. The Jaguar I-Pace features an eco-mode to help preserve range and protect the battery. Lead-acid batteries may not even last a year whereas lithium-ion batteries, which is the type used in the I-Pace, is the most common battery used in EVs, and could last up to 10 years. However, if you overcharge or drain the battery too much, or you live in a warmer climate, this could also contribute to degradation.

How far can you go in an electric vehicle?

Range anxiety is definitely a thing and it is understandable that people would worry about how far they could go in an EV! The Jaguar I-Pace has a range of up to 292 miles on a single charge, and now that there are more electric vehicle charging points than petrol stations in the UK, there is no need to worry about running out of charge.

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