Hybrid & Electric
New registrations of plug-in cars increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 135,000 by the end of January 2018. With the British government banning the sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, we offer diagnosis, servicing and repair on hybrid and electric vehicles of all makes and models.
Fully electric vehicles are only powered by electricity and have no combustion engine, fuel tank or exhaust pipe. Also known as 'plug in' EVs, they use an eternal electric charging system to recharge the batteries. Electric vehicles can also charge the batteries through regenerative braking.
Extended range vehicles are like Pure-EVs in that they only run on electricity but have a shorter battery range of around 40 miles. The range is extended by an on-board generator which itself runs from petrol or diesel. This allows the EREV to provide many additional miles of mobility.
The plug-in hybrid differs to the petrol-hybrid in that the battery can be plugged into a socket to charge giving the driver versatility to charge directly from the electrical supply.
A petroleum-electric hybrid vehicle, more commonly referred to as a hybrid uses both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor to power the vehicle. The power source is selected automatically by the vehicle, depending on speed, engine load and battery charge level.
An Electric Quadricycle is a four-wheeled light electric vehicle that is categorised and tested in a similar way to a three-wheeled motorcycles or moped. As a result of this classification, Quadricycles typically do not have the same speed an Electric Vehicles and crucially, have not been subjected to the same high safety criteria as cars and vans.