Electric and Hybrid cars
As electric vehicles become more mainstream, the costs are dropping rapidly and there are a wide variety of benefits for drivers making the switch. From the environmental impact to the savings you can make on fuel, tax and maintenance costs, electric vehicles could help you save significant amounts of money.
On a cost per mile basis a fully electric car could cost you a quarter or less of what a traditional petrol or diesel car might. These savings quickly add up, meaning that the cost of owning you car over its lifetime, could be a lot less than your current vehicle.
With a wide range of manufacturers now offering hybrid and electric vehicles, there has never been a better time to make the switch to electric power. Take a look at what our brands have to offer, As well as new cars, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of approved used hybrid and electric cars.
What are the benefits of going ultra low with electric?
Environmentally friendlyAll fully electric cars release zero carbon emissions, and therefore they don’t contribute to atmospheric pollution on any level. This makes them better for the planet and better for your local community as more electric cars means the air we all breathe will be cleaner.
Plug-in hybrids, which can be seen as bridging the gap between milder forms of hybrid and fully electric cars, feature a small battery and electric motor. When driven in electric mode, they release zero emissions which make them another great option when considering a more environmentally friendly future.
Financial benefitsBy choosing to drive electric, you’ll experience a number of financial benefits that you may not receive if you opt for a traditional diesel or petrol model.
Exemption from ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone)
London is just one of a number of cities in the UK that has introduced, or planning to introduce, an ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone). The aim of any ULEZ is to improve air quality and reduce pollution, and any vehicle that does not comply is required to pay a charge. You will not be required to pay the daily charge if you are driving an electric car.
Exempt from paying road tax
As an electric car owner, you will also be exempt from all road tax charges. Additionally, company car tax changes, which come into effect in 2020/2021, will mean all fully electric cars and vans will pay no company car tax in 2020/21, just 1% in 2021/22 and 2% in 2022/23.
Government grants and incentives
As a greater incentive to go ultra low, the government are offering grants and subsidies on the cost and maintenance of your electric/hybrid car. For more information visit the government website here.