Skoda Electric & Hybrid Electric & Hybrid Explained As one of the world’s leading manufacturers, ŠKODA is embracing the electric revolution. Here at Des Winks, we’re proud to present the latest ŠKODA electric vehicles and explain more about making the switch.

Our Electric Vehicles

With ŠKODA’s growing electric vehicle line-up, finding a greener option that doesn’t compromise on power is easy. Whether you need a family-friendly model for your weekend adventures or a sophisticated business vehicle, there’s an option in the range to suit you. 

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    OCTAVIA iV Starting from £22,270
    OCTAVIA vRS iV Starting from £23,250

    The Benefits of Buying Electric

    Many motorists choose to make the switch to electric power for the benefit of the environment, but there are plenty of advantages for drivers too. For example, electric vehicles are cost effective to run and maintain, providing a long-term financial benefit, and because the electric motor produces torque instantaneously, you’ll enjoy swifter acceleration.

    Key Benefits

    • Better for the environment
    • Swifter acceleration
    • Cheaper to run and maintain
    • More convenient to own
    • Soon to be cheaper to buy or lease

    Type of Electric Vehicles Explained

    Below, you can find a brief summary of each type of electric vehicle. We hope this helps you to understand what’s available, and which type of car will be right for you.

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      Mild-hybrid Mild hybrid cars are powered primarily by a combustion engine, with a small electric motor to provide support during acceleration. There is no zero-emissions range, and the battery is charged by the vehicle’s engine, so there’s no need to plug in.
      Plug-In Hybrid Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are powered by both a combustion engine and an electric motor. They can run on traditional fuel, electric-only power, or a combination of both. Their zero-emissions range is usually up to around 40 miles, and the car must be plugged in to for the battery to charge.
      Electric Powered by a battery pack and electric motor, EVs have no combustion engine, and therefore produce no CO2 or NOx emissions. Range is typically 100-300 miles, and charging is achieved by plugging the car in to an electrical source.
      Hybrid Full or self-charging hybrid vehicles have both a combustion engine and a small electric motor, which offer support. All-electric range is very limited, with the motor primarily reducing emissions and providing a power boost. There’s no need to plug in, as the battery is charged by the engine.

      At Des Winks, we understand that you’ll want to be as informed as possible before making the decision to go electric. As such, we’ve answered some of the more frequently asked questions here – but feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more.

      How much does it cost to run an electric car?

      How much does it cost to run an electric car?

      A fully electric car typically costs 2-4p per mile to run. This is significantly cheaper than a petrol vehicle, which can cost anything from 23p to 89p per mile.

      How long does it take to charge an electric car?

      How long does charging take?

      Charge times depend on your chosen model, whether it’s a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, and which type of charger you use. Charging therefore might take anything from 40 minutes to 12 hours.

      Where can I charge my electric car?

      Where can I charge?

      Charging can be completed at home using a domestic socket or specially fitted wallbox, or at one of the many public charging points throughout the UK.

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