Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

Discover everything you need to know about owning an Electric or Hybrid vehicle

ELECTRIC VEHICLE FAQ

Types of Electric Vehicles

Before you decide what vehicle to choose, first you need to find out about the different types of electric vehicles.​


Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

Powered by an electric battery, with no secondary source of propulsion. As they don’t have a traditional internal combustion engine, they create zero emissions. Most BEVs are capable of fast charging and L2 charging. 

Example Cars: Nissan LEAF, MG ZS EV, Fiat 500e, Citroen eC4, Peugeot e208​

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

Powered by an engine and electric motor to drive the car. Like regular hybrids, they can recharge their battery through regenerative braking. They differ from regular hybrids by having a much larger battery and being able to plug into the grid to recharge.

Example Cars: ​MG HS, Suzuki Across, Peugeot 3008, Citroen C5 Aircross

Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV)

Mild hybrid uses a petrol engine to power the wheels with a battery providing support, this helps to reduce tailpipe emissions and running costs. An MHEV is in between a traditional combustion engine and a Full hybrid.

What to Consider when Buying an Electric Vehicle

People are starting to turn to electric vehicles rather than traditional internal combustion engines for a number of reasons. Electric cars are cheaper to own when you take into consideration that they are road tax and congestion charge exempt. Plus with zero emissions, they are better for the environment as well.

Benefits of switching to an Electric vehicle

Better for the environment easy and convenient to drive
Lower running costs government grants
Less maintenance resale value

Discover the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Range at Desira

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