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Electric and hybrid cars

At Arnold Clark, we offer an electrifying range of new and used electric cars from manufacturers including BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Renault and Toyota.

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Which electric car should I buy?

Dreaming of owning an electric vehicle (EV)? Make it happen with Arnold Clark. Search our huge range of electric, hybrid and plug-ins from some of the world’s leading manufacturers.

If you choose electric driving, you’ll have three main choices:

Electric cars

  • Fully electric
  • No petrol
  • Zero CO2 emissions
  • Electricity is supplied by plugging into the grid

Plug-in Hybrid(PHEV)

  • Powered by an electric motor
  • Combustion engine is the secondary power source
  • Electricity supplied by plugging into the grid
  • Lower CO2 emissions than a hybrid

Hybrid cars

  • Powered mainly by a combustion engine
  • Electric motor is the secondary power source
  • Electricity is generated when you drive
  • Higher CO2 than a plug-in hybrid

The benefits of electric cars

Want to help save the planet while cutting your vehicle’s running costs? EVs are the way forward. Here’s what you can enjoy when you choose to go electric:

Low to zero road tax rates

Leave other drivers green with envy in your new, emission-reducing EV.

No petrol costs

Running an EV is cheaper and cleaner than using traditional fuels.

A smooth driving experience

With fewer moving parts and reduced engine noise, expect a calmer commute in your new EV.

No road tax

EVs are clean, green machines – meaning cheaper running costs for you.

Government grants and incentives

With the government keen to meet agreed emissions targets, financial assistance is available to help you make the switch.

No more range anxiety

Some EV cars deliver as much as 330 miles fully charged, which is sure to soothe any range anxiety you might have.

Electric car charging points

Driveway or parking space outside your home? You can charge your car’s battery overnight using a traditional plug socket. There are also 12,000 electric car charging stations in the UK, with new charging points popping up daily.

You access electric car charging points using a network tariff card. The type of charging point you can use is down to which connector your car has.

Charging map.

Charging point differences

Slow charger illustration

Slow

Slow charging is rated at 3-6kW, meaning you can charge your EV overnight by plugging into a traditional three-pin socket.

Fast charger illustration

Fast

Fast chargers are rated at either 7kW or 22kW, depending on their type. You can fully charge a car that’s powered by a 30kWh battery in 2-5 hours.

Rapid charger illustration

Rapid

Rapid charging of up to 50kW will have your car at 80% charge in just 40 minutes, meaning you can take on long distances hassle-free.

Electric cars from Arnold Clark

With more manufacturers than ever making excellent EVs, now’s the time to take advantage of this exciting technology. Choose from a range of makes and models today.