Which Electric Vehicle Is Right For You?
A hybrid is a car that is powered by a
conventional engine, an electric motor, and a hybrid battery. If you are considering making the
switch to an electrified vehicle, then it’s important to understand the
different types of Hybrid & Electric cars and find the one that will work
best for you.
vehicle. All-Electric cars are powered by electricity alone, meaning they must
be charged before you can drive them. The travel distance for a fully electric
vehicle can vary from 100 – 300 miles, depending on the newness of the vehicle.
Plug-in Hybrids have the two sources of power like
a Hybrid, but with a larger high voltage battery, enabling you to drive longer
distances on All-Electric power. A PHEV can travel an estimated 30 miles solely
on electric power.
Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power. They can
automatically switch between conventional mod and pure electric mode (recommended
for short distances) or you can use both to power the vehicle as needed.
MILD HYBRID (MHEV)
Mild Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power that
work together – a conventional engine and a battery -driven electric motor. The
electric motor does not power the car, it just assists it.
How do I charge my Electric/Hybrid vehicle?
There are 3 ways in which you can charge your
Regenerative Braking – This charges the battery by capturing the energy
that is typically wasted during braking.
23OV Wall Outlet – Plug-in Hybrids and All-Electric vehicles can be
charged from a standard wall socket.
Wallbox – A Wallbox can be installed in your home for
Public Charging Stations – All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrids can be charged
at public charging stations. These stations can be found at public car parks,
filling stations and shopping centres and can charge your car much faster than
you can at homAll
ALL-NEW FORD KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID
The SEAI have grants available to help you change from
a petrol/diesel vehicle to an electric one. You can view their grants here. Contact Finlay Motor Group today and we can answer any questions you may
have about making the switch from fuel to electric. You can contact us on
045-431725 or by emailing [email protected]