At Arnold Clark, our team of electric vehicle specialists is ready to help you find an electrically-powered vehicle that suits your lifestyle or business.
We’ve also partnered with ScottishPower to provide the first end-to-end electric vehicle package, so from purchase to plugging in, you’ll be in safe hands.
|Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)||Hybrid (HEV)||Mild hybrid (MHEV)|
|Motor type||Combustion engine and a large electric motor||Combustion engine and electric motor||Combustion engine and a small electric motor to assist|
|Electricity supply||Battery is charged by plugging into the power grid||Battery is charged by the combustion engine||Battery is charged by the combustion engine|
|Vehicles||All-new Kuga, new Transit Custom, new Tourneo Custom||All-new Kuga||All-new Kuga, new Puma, new Focus mild hybrid, new Fiesta mild hybrid|
Less than you think! The average domestic electricity rate is about 14p per kWh, so it adds up to around £11.20 to charge an electric car with 80kW engine – much cheaper than a tank of petrol.
That all depends on the type of charger you have, which can either be slow, fast or rapid.
Slow is rated at 3-6kW and usually will need to be used overnight to reach full charge. Fast is rated at either 7kW or 22kW, and takes between two to five hours for a full charge. Rapid is rated at 50kW, and takes only 40 minutes for an 80% charge.
You can get substantial discounts on brand-new low emission vehicles via a government grant. The maximum grant available for all-electric cars is £3,500 and the amount of the grant will depend on which category the vehicle is in. You can find a list of eligible vehicles here
|Representative finance example Brand New Ford Puma|
|£12,535||Guaranteed future value|
|£21,668||Total amount payable|
|6.0p per mile||Excess mileage charge|