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Electric & Hybrid Electric & Hybrid Explained As the effort to slow climate change intensifies, manufacturers are responding by producing exceptional all-electric and hybrid vehicles. Here at Des Winks, we’re proud to introduce you to the latest range of electric models from Volkswagen and ŠKODA.

Our Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen and ŠKODA have a range of electric and hybrid vehicles for you to choose from. Select a brand below by clicking on the logo, and view the current line-up. If you’d like to book a test drive, our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

Buying an electric or hybrid vehicle has a positive impact on the environment, but it’s also good news for your wallet. Not only are electric vehicles significantly cheaper to run, they also cost less to maintain thanks to a lower number of moving parts under the bonnet. They’re also swifter than vehicles with a combustion engine due to the instant torque available from the electric motor. 

Key Benefits

  • Greener
  • Faster
  • Cheaper to run and maintain
  • More convenient to own
  • Soon to be cheaper to buy or lease

Type of Electric Vehicles Explained

Our brief guide below will help you to understand the types of electric vehicle that are available, and which will be best for your needs.

    Electric Electric vehicles are powered by a battery pack and electric motor in place of a combustion engine. They produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions, typically have a range of 100-300 miles, and must be plugged in to charge. Button
    Plug In Hybrid Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) combine a combustion engine with a battery pack and electric motor. They can run on fuel, electric power, or a mix of the two. All-electric range is typically up to 40 miles, and they have to be plugged in to charge. Button
    Hybrid Full hybrid vehicles – sometimes called self-charging hybrids – twin a combustion engine with a small battery pack and electric motor. They have a limited range of zero-emissions power, and there’s no need to plug in, as the battery is charged by the engine. Button
    Mild hybrid Mild hybrid cars are powered primarily by a combustion engine, which is supported by a small battery pack and electric motor. There is no zero-emissions range, rather, the motor boosts acceleration and helps reduce emissions. The battery is charged by the vehicle’s engine. Button

    Many motorists have questions about making the switch to an electric vehicle. Here, we’ve answered some of the most frequent questions, but if you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

    Where can I charge my electric car?

    You can charge at home using a domestic socket or specially fitted wallbox, or at one of the many public charging points located across the UK.

    How much does it cost to run an electric car?

    A fully electric car will cost approximately 2-4p per mile to run. In comparison, a petrol vehicle may cost between 23p and 89p per mile.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?

    Charging times depend on the make and model you choose, as well as the powertrain, charging point, and more. Fully electric vehicles need longer to charge than plug-in hybrids, and charging at a DC rapid charger takes significantly less time than using a home wallbox. 

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    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? To learn more about the electric vehicles and services offered here at Des Winks, get in touch with our friendly team today.