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We're here to help you navigate the exciting new landscape of Electric and Hybrid vehicles. We'll tell you what you need to know, what the benefits are, are we'll help extinguish some common misconceptions.
All-electric vehicles run on battery power alone.
Zero fuel. Zero emissions on the road. So, they’re better for the environment and, with government purchase incentives, reduced road tax and no penalties in some low emission zones, they’re good for your wallet too.
These days, Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) are an increasingly common sight on the road. This is especially true in cities and urban areas, where their fuel efficiency in a typical city can be an advantage.
As with Mild Hybrid (MHEV), these vehicles have an internal combustion engine, but they also have a larger battery and more powerful motor. This provides more assistance to the engine and enables the vehicle to drive parts of short journeys at low speeds using the electric motor alone. Thanks to the conventional engine, this can help improve driving range. This is because the vehicle is capable of using both battery and the internal combustion engine.
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) have all the functionality of full Hybrid technology, with the added advantage that they can be charged from an external electricity supply.
The larger capacity of the battery makes them capable of zero-emissions while driving for ranges of up to 30 miles (50 kilometres), with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life and to petrol or diesel-only for longer journeys.
The internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed, or when stationary, the engine can switch itself off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed.
The separate 48V Li-ion battery is automatically recharged by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. There is no requirement to connect the battery to a power source.
Fast and rapid charging options mean you can recharge your electric car in as little as 30 minutes. Home charging is also an option and the speed will depend on the power supply and the quantity of electricity you need to charge the car’s battery.
You can also have a charging point installed at home. These are quick and easy to install, taking just a few hours. The best thing to do is to contact a certified OLEV (Office for Low Emissions Vehicles) installer and you’ll be able to claim a government grant of £500 in the UK towards it. Choosing an installer like this will ensure your home charger is fitted to the highest safety standard.
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Low Emission Zones are schemes that cover specific areas (typically in cities) to tackle pollution and that discourage certain types of vehicles from entering a specified zone. The idea is to encourage the use of cleaner vehicles and thus improve air quality.
At TrustFord we are proud to have a huge range of environmentally friendly cars and vans that meet the Euro 6 standard. Browse our new Cars and Vans now and find something suitable for you and our environment today.
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All Electric Vehicles are simpler to service than conventional petrol or diesel cars - The simpler things are underneath the bonnet, the simpler (and cheaper) the servicing and maintenance. Plug in-Hybrid Vehicles can also be cheaper to maintain because the petrol or diesel engine is used far less than usual, resulting in less wear and tear and fewer repairs throughout its lifetime. All services are carried out by our highly trained and qualified technicians.
EVA is a set of standards for all areas of automotive retail (retail, wholesale, aftersales and bodyshops) designed to recognise businesses’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. The EVA badge is awarded to individual locations which are rigorously and independently audited and found to meet EVA’s standards. With the transition to EVs being confusing and daunting, businesses who meet the EVA standards are able to give you confidence in your purchase.
At TrustFord we are working hard to get all our sites EVA accredited. Click the link to find out which of our sites are EVA accredited already www.EVapproved.co.uk.
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