Why Go Electric? If you're thinking about making a change on your driveway for the first time in about 10 years, you now have more options than you would've had last time you were car shopping.

The Benefits of Buying Electric from Bridgend Ford

The switch to electric motoring is a move that is required, sooner or later, by all motorists. With governments around the globe pledging to limit CO2 emissions, and the UK government hoping to cease the sale of petrol or diesel models by 2035, there’s never been a better time to get ahead of the crowd. For business motorists, the benefits are plentiful. With more economical performance, you will be able to take advantage of affordable running costs, lower road tax, and even fewer maintenance issues. What’s more, the tax implications of operating a zero emissions model are an added incentive to making the change.

Types of Electric Vehicles Explained

There’s a number of vehicle types available that benefit from electric as a source of power. Find out more about these options below in order to make an informed choice.

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    Electric Vehicles (EV) Electric vehicles are powered solely by an electric motor, with no internal combustion engine. They can be charged via a public charging point or via home charging solutions, and emit zero CO2 emissions whatsoever.
    Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) Combining an electric motor with a traditional combustion engine, hybrid electric vehicles offer powerful performance and improved efficiency. These models are not plugged in to charge, but use regenerative braking to charge the battery.
    Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles As the name suggests, plug-in hybrid models require plugging in to a suitable outlet in order to charge the battery. This is then used to power the vehicle, switching to combustion engine power once the electrical charge runs out.

    Are electric vehicles reliable?

    Yes. Electric vans offer exceptional reliability, with an impressive range meaning any work task can be completed easily. Plus, without the moving components of a regular engine, there’s fewer issues that can occur mechanically.

    How long to electric vehicles take to charge?

    Depending on the model of vehicle you drive and the charging point being used, charge times will vary. Rapid charging points - found at petrol stations, supermarkets and more - will even be able to restore a large amount of your vehicle’s charge in around 30 minutes.

    Do electric cars need servicing?

    Yes. All vans require frequent servicing, regardless of whether they’re powered by fuel or electric.

    How do I install an electric car charging point?

    To install a charging point, you should liaise with a certified Office for Low-Emissions Vehicles installer. They will also be able to advise you on any grants available.

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? If you're looking for your next vehicle, our teams across the country will be happy to assist to help meet and exceed your requirements. Click on the link below to get in contact with your local retailer.