VW Electric & Hybrid Electric & Hybrid Explained At Des Winks Volkswagen, we’re here to support you on your journey to lower emissions. Discover the line-up of Volkswagen electric cars here, and find out more about making the switch.

Our Electric Volkswagen Vehicles

From electric versions of perennial favourites to vehicles designed with an eco-friendly drive in mind, the Volkswagen line-up offers fantastic choice for a range of needs. From city-friendly runarounds to models made for family excursions, you’ll soon find the right model for you.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

In the effort to slow climate change, reducing carbon emissions is key. It’s for this reason that many motorists are adopting electric technology. However, the benefits don’t end there: electric vehicles are cheaper to own than petrol and diesel cars, and thanks to the instant torque produced by the electric motor, they accelerate faster too, providing an exciting drive.  

Key Benefits

  • More eco-friendly
  • Faster acceleration
  • Cheaper to run and maintain
  • More convenient to own
  • Soon to be cheaper to buy or lease

Type of Electric Vehicles Explained

It’s important to understand the types of electric vehicle available, and how each works, so you can choose the right solution for your needs. Here, we’ve provided a brief summary to get you started. 

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    Mild-hybrid Mild hybrid cars have a combustion engine that is supported by a small battery and electric motor. There is no all-electric range, and there’s no need to plug-in, since the battery is charged by the vehicle’s engine.
    Plug-In Hybrid Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have a combustion engine twinned with an electric motor and battery. They are able to run on traditional fuel, all-electric power, or a combination of both, and typically have a zero-emissions range of around 40 miles. To charge, the car must be plugged in.
    Electric Electric vehicles (EVs) have no combustion engine, being powered instead by a battery pack and electric motor. They produce no CO2 or NOx emissions, and most have a range of around 100-300 miles. To charge the car, you need to plug it in to an electrical source.
    Hybrid Full or self-charging hybrid vehicles have a small electric motor that supports the car’s combustion engine. There is a very limited all-electric range, as the motor primarily helps to reduce emissions. The battery is charged by the engine, meaning the car doesn’t need to be plugged in.

    At Des Winks, we’re here to help you make the switch to an electric vehicle. Below, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions that drivers have, but if you’d like to learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    How much does it cost to run an electric car?

    How much does it cost to run an electric car?

    EVs are typically much cheaper to run than petrol or diesel vehicles. You’ll usually pay 2-4p per mile as opposed to between 23p and 89p per mile.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?

    How long does charging take?

    The length of time your Volkswagen takes to charge depends on the model and which type of charger you’re using. It might take anything from 30 minutes using a DC rapid charger to 8-12 hours at home.

    Where can I charge my electric car?

    Where can I charge?

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

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? To discover our Volkswagen electric vehicles in more detail, or learn more about our services, get in touch with the Des Winks team in Scarborough today.