Why Choose Electric or Hybrid Cars?
Not only is it far better for the environment to run an electric or hybrid car over a petrol or diesel-powered car, but the money saved on fuel is also a huge advantage. You’ll also save on road tax and there are even further tax savings to be made when your car is for business use.
In terms of the driving experience, electric cars have automatic transmissions, so there are no manual gears to worry about! They have a growing reputation for being a smooth, quiet ride that’ll get you and your passengers wherever you want to go in comfort and with ease.
✓ Easy driving experience
✓ Clean Air Zone compliance
✓ Save on road tax
✓ Easy charging at more than 15,000 points or from the comfort of home
✓ Better for the environment
✓ Save on fuel
✓ Smooth, quiet ride
✓ Free parking in many areas
Electric vs Hybrid
So, what’s the difference? Electric and hybrid vehicles are still relatively new to our roads and there are still a few misconceptions about what the differences are between them. Here’s a quick comparison:
How does it work?
|An electric car uses an electrical engine that needs to be ‘charged’ before being taken out on the road. The battery is the only source of power these cars need but that’s not to say they’re lacking in performance! They do better than many of their petrol or diesel counterparts when it comes to BHP, mileage and tech features.||A hybrid car is a great choice if you’re not ready to go fully electric. It combines a battery with a petrol/diesel engine - the battery powers your shorter journeys and the petrol/diesel kicks in for those longer distance motorway drives. The car charges itself as you drive so there’s no need to use charging stations - just drive as you usually would and save on fuel!|
What does it feel like to drive?
|It drives like an automatic so there are no gears to worry about – just put your foot on the pedal and off you go! Not only that, but it’s much kinder to the environment as you’re emitting 50% fewer greenhouse gasses than traditional vehiclesand ZERO direct emissions.||There’s a choice of manual or automatic transmission, so that’s up to you! But either way, you will definitely notice a much quieter and smoother ride, as the battery takes some of the load – meaning your gas engine doesn’t need to work as hard. You’ll also notice that your fuel consumption is dramatically reduced.|
|Electric vehicles have a variety of benefits that could make your everyday life just that little bit easier! Not only are they better for the environment, but they are also quiet, low maintenance, cheaper to run and very responsive on the road. Sounds ideal!||If hybrid vehicles have caught your eye, we aren’t surprised! With incentives like lower Road Tax, not to mention the fact they're more economical, lightweight and they reduce carbon emissions. Regenerative braking means your vehicle charges itself as you drive. Perfect!|
Is it right for me?
|An electric taxi is ideal if you tend to drive shorter distances, have off-road parking to charge your vehicle overnight and want to contribute to reducing your carbon emissions. With the ever-growing number of charging points popping up all over the country, you’ll never find yourself short of zap!||Because hybrids offer better mileage and have a higher range, they're a great option if you tend to do a lot of motorway driving. The performance of a hybrid may not be the fastest but if you are looking to save some money, they are certainly more economical! People who don’t have off-road parking or easy access to charging points will find hybrids a dream!|
Electric and Hybrid Cars – Your Choice at The Taxi Centre
More and more manufacturers are extending their electric and hybrid car options, with new cars coming to the market all the time. Currently, we stock Electric and Hybrid options from Toyota, Renault, Hyundai and Nissan. They’re becoming increasingly popular, because of their efficiency and easy driving experience, so if you haven’t spoken to us about your EV options, give us a call today! We’ll be more than happy to help.