HEVs or Hybrids are powered by both gasoline and electricity. The electric energy is generated by the car's own braking system to recharge the battery. This is called 'regenerative braking', a process where the electric motor helps to slow the vehicle and uses some of the energy to achieve this.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles or PHEVs can recharge the battery through both regenerative braking and 'plugging in' to an external source of electrical power.
Electric cars are greener than internal combustion engine vehicles by a number of key measures, with the exception of the carbon intensity of the manufacturing process.
Read a below a handful of our FAQ's in relation to Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. If you need any further assistance please give us a call on 0113 4877 777 and we'll be happy to help!
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Definitely! Not only are EV’s cheap to run, they should be more reliable too as they’re much simpler then conventional cars.
Every effort has been made to make hybrid cars as safe as possible. For example, they include circuit breakers to cut the electrical current if the system has been damaged in an accident. They also feature all the same active and passive safety systems as combustion cars, including ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).