Why Choose A Hybrid Or Electric Car?
The transition to electric motoring is well and truly underway with the UK Government's plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
More people now than ever are choosing a hybrid or all-electric car, especially with the increasing availability of used electric cars and used hybrid cars on the market. With the deadline fast approaching, some of you may be wary in making the switch to electric, as it could be the last time you own a petrol or diesel car. But, there are many positives to owning a hybrid or electric vehicle.
Go hybrid and you'll benefit from lower fuel costs, lower vehicle tax, and reduced driving emissions compared to a conventional petrol or diesel car.
Go all-electric and you may benefit from paying no congestion zone charges, lower running costs, and less maintenance. You'll also enjoy an enhanced driving experience due to the instant acceleration, reduced noise, and smooth ride.
Additionally, when you opt for used electric cars or used hybrid cars, you can enjoy all these benefits at a fraction of the cost of a new vehicle. Whether you're interested in brand new models or used electric cars and used hybrid cars, our range offers something for everyone.
As well as new cars, we’re proud to have an extensive range of approved used hybrid and electric cars for sale
Find Your Perfect New or Used Electric Car at Dick Lovett
Take a look at what our brands have to offer by using the logos below. From the latest models to high-quality used electric cars and hybrid vehicles, our selection is diverse and extensive. Reserve your new or used electric car or hybrid vehicle from £250 or enquire to arrange a test drive.
Hybrid & Electric Cars
Hybrid & Electric Car Charging & Range
Some electric and hybrid cars come standard with a charging cable that can be used in a standard 3-pin socket, however, having a charge point installed at home allows faster charging.
The electric range of Plug-in Hybrid vehicles varies depending on the model, size of your battery, and your driving but you can see up to 67 miles with the new BMW X5 xDrive50e M Sport while the all-electric MINI will see up to 145 miles. The newly launched all-electric MINI Cooper is capable of up to 250 miles.
Electric doesn't have to be 'normal', take a look at the new Porsche Taycan Turbo S - a sports car achieving 62mph in just 2.8 seconds!
There are over 50,000 charge point across the UK - ensuring you will never run out of power unexpectedly though, for many of us our primary filling station is at home.
Frequently asked questions
Your questions about electric, answered
What is the range of electric cars?
The range of an electric car will vary depending on a number of factors. Some of which are how efficiently you drive, the weather conditions and your use of electric items like the heater.
Other factors that affect the range of model you buy are aerodynamics, weight and the size of the battery. Technology advancements means range is improving all the time along with shorter times to charge.
What is the range of a hybrid car?
The range of a hybrid car will vary due to a number of factors, including how efficiently you drive, the weather conditions and your use of electric items like the heater. While hybrid vehicles typically have smaller batteries than all-electric vehicles, its important to note they benefit from having access to fuel when battery power is low, or has been depleted.
With the new BMW X5 xDrive50e M Sport you can see up to 67 miles of pure electric power before the normal combustion engine takes over. If you are after a smaller car however, BMW have lots of other hybrid choices. We are also pleased to offer Hybrid choices across new MINI’s, Porsche, Land Rover and Jaguar models.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
The time to charge an electric car varies. It depends on temperature, the size of the battery, how empty it is and also the speed of the charging point.
A typical electric car with a 60kWh battery takes approximately 8 hours to charge from empty-to-full using a 7kW charging point. Using a 50kW rapid charger, the battery can be topped up by 100 miles of range in approximately 35 minutes.
What if my electric car runs out of battery?
Similar to a petrol or diesel car, if you run out of battery, your car will stop and you will no longer be able to continue your journey until it has been charged.
You might have heard the term “range anxiety” when people refer to the fear of running out of power in an electric car but you shouldn't be worried. Most electric cars go for over 200 miles, with some over 300 miles now and, at the time of writing, there are over 21,000 more public charging locations than there are petrol stations in the UK - you’ll also constantly get reminded of your remaining range along your journey.
Many service stations include charge points, so in reality it's just like driving a petrol or diesel car, just if you do run out, you’ll need to be recovered to the nearest charging station instead of having a fuel canister to hand or delivered depending on your location.
Some sat nav routes will automatically programme in charging stops so you'll know when you need to pull over to charge up.