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    Electric & Hybrid Cars

  • Electric & Hybrid Cars

    Agnew Group

    Electric & Hybrid Cars

  • Electric & Hybrid Cars

    Agnew Group

    Electric & Hybrid Cars

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Fully-Electric Cars – fully-electric vehicles are powered solely by electric batteries and motors. They require plugging in to charge the battery. The latest electric vehicles have innovative technology to also reuse energy from the brakes. Thanks to the total removal of petrol or diesel engines, they offer zero emission driving.

Traditional Hybrids – these hybrids combine a traditional petrol or diesel-powered engine with an electric battery and motors. Traditional hybrids charge the electric battery solely through the use of the car’s brakes and engine, meaning they do not require plugging-in to charge.

Plug-In Hybrids – these work as per traditional hybrids but offer the additional benefit of the ability to charge the car by plugging it into a charging station.

The latest electric cars are now capable of offering 150 – 200 miles of range on a single charge (some even more). Whilst this may not compare to some petrol/diesel cars with a full tank of fuel, it’s plenty for most journeys and it’ll cost you a lot less in fuel costs.

For longer journeys, you can plan your journey with a stop to give your electric car a little extra charge by plugging it in whilst you take a breather and have a coffee or snack. There are now around 7,500 charging points across the UK and Ireland that allow you to charge your electric car.

Electric Car battery technology is continually evolving - with future releases like Porsche’s Taycan offering ranges of over 310 miles per charge. All of the manufacturers in the Agnew Group are investing significantly in electric battery technology so we expect significant improvements in range, new models and charge point availability.

Other factors also impact the battery range, such as driving style and the use of internal instruments such as air-conditioning. 

The Agnew sales team insist that the drive quality of an electric car never fails to delight those who test drive. Driving an electric car certainly feels different the first time round however.  Unlike petrol or diesel vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicles are capable of delivering high levels of torque instantly, dispelling the myth that electric car drive quality is sub-standard.

Electric and hybrid cars accelerate faster and are more exciting to drive at real world speeds. As well as the power benefits, improved handling is also evident in many electric vehicles.  Innovative technology is used to individually power and brake each wheel by using a dedicated electric motor on each; resulting in improved levels of traction and cornering.

The unique handling around corners combined with the rapid acceleration make the electric car an exciting drive. We would recommend you test drive an electric car today to see for yourself.

The UK Government has set a target of 2040 to ban all sales of new cars that have a combustion engine. The Irish Government has set a more ambitious target of 2030.

Electric vehicles are zero-emission on the road. Also, emissions are produced by power stations that produce this electric; the amount depending on the type of electric generation. As power stations evolve to greener and more renewable sources, the impact on the environment will be reduced and the benefits of electric cars will become even more significant. 

Just like a petrol or diesel cars, electric and hybrid cars do need to be refuelled and/or recharged.

However, charging an electric car has never been simpler, with multiple options when it comes to charging. There are now around 7,500 charging points (and growing) that can be used across the UK and Ireland, some with rapid charge facilities. There are a three main types of charge points (slow, fast and rapid) as well as a number of charging connectors, some of which are suitable for a particular model. To find out more click here>>>

Plug-in hybrids and traditional hybrids have the benefit of being able to be refuelled in the traditional manner with petrol or diesel. Plug-in hybrids can be also charged as above at charging points.

Modern electric batteries last well into the 100,000’s of miles before you need to think about getting it changed. Electric batteries used in cars are now widely recyclable, with around 90% of the battery being reused. 

In terms of servicing, electric cars have significantly less essential requirements compared to combustion engines. Tyres, brakes, suspension and cabin filtration will still need to be serviced, however electric cars will not require engine or transmission oil, spark plugs, belt or coolant changes. Each electric and hybrid car model will differ in terms of servicing cost. Contact our dealerships now for more information. 

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