Electric cars are becoming more and more popular as the technology improves and major manufacturers begin to develop their Electric Vehicle range with new Electric Car and Electric Van models appearing on the market.
The best electric cars are fun to drive, extremely quiet, have no harmful emissions and are cheap to run. The range or distance electric cars can travel between charges continues to increase as the technology develops, and the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the country is also increasing, making them a more practical choice for many people.
The RRG Group through our franchise partners, Toyota, Peugeot, Nissan, Mazda, Kia, Lexus and Skoda have a range of 100% Electric and plug-in hybrid models covering city cars, superminis, SUVs and vans currently available or coming soon..
Powered solely by electricity, 100% electric vehicles are powered by a motor and a large high-voltage battery in place of an engine and fuel tank . Generating more torque (turning force) than traditional petrol or diesel engines, with the ability to deliver this torque from a standing start they have excellent power delivery – which makes them surprisingly quick.
Key Benefits Include:
Cheaper to run
More convenient to own
Soon to be cheaper to buy or lease
Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained
Everything you need to know about hybrid, fully electric and fuel cell cars
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)Switching seamlessly between power sources, a Toyota full Hybrid Electric Vehicle offers the versatility to drive using either electric energy or a combination of petrol and electric. It has both a fuel tank and larger battery which is self charged by the vehicle when in use.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle drives using either electric energy or a combination of petrol and electric. It has a fuel tank and a larger battery which can also be recharged through an external charging point, this allows longer periods of pure electric driving.
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)Electric Vehicles are propelled solely on electrical energy that is stored in a battery. The battery is mainly recharged with electricity from an external charging point.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)Fuel cell vehicles are propelled solely on electrical energy. The energy is produced in a fuel cell stack from hydrogen gas stored on board and is converted to electricity, emitting nothing but water.