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Electric & Hybrid Cars

At West Riding, we deliver a range of great value electric cars. The future of the motoring is changing and West Riding and Hyundai are on hand to help you become a part of the evolution.

Which Electric Car Should I Buy

Buying your next car is a decision of huge importance. Making the switch to electric can be a daunting concept. You will probably have many questions you want to ask, and key decisions to make. Luckily, West Riding are on hand to help you make the right choice for your requirements.

When choosing to go electric, you will have three choices:

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an electric car cost to charge?

The average domestic electricity rate in the UK is roughly 14p per kWh. When using this in the context of electric vehicle charging it will equate to around £11.20 for a full charge of an electric car that is powered by an 80kW engine.


How long does it take to charge an electric car?

This will depend on the type of charger you are using. This can be slow, fast or rapid. Generally speaking, a slow charge will happen overnight, a fast charge can take between 2 and 5 hours while a rapid charge can get you to 80% battery in just 40 minutes.

Are you looking to start your Electric & Hybrid journey? Here at West Riding Hyundai, we have some fantastic Electric & Hybrid models for you to view.

Explore Electric & Hybrid Range

Which Electric Car Should I Buy

Buying your next car is a decision of huge importance. Making the switch to electric can be a daunting concept. You will probably have many questions you want to ask, and key decisions to make. Luckily, West Riding are on hand to help you make the right choice for your requirements. When choosing to go electric, you will have three choices:

 

  Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Hybrid (HEV)
Motor Type Electric only Combustion engine and electric motor Combustion engine and electric motor
Electric supply Battery is charged by plugging into the grid Battery is charged by plugging into the grid Battery is charged by the combustion engine
Charging point required? Yes Yes No
Emissions Zero CO2 emissions Approximately 35-55g/km* Approximately 40-100g/km*
Road tax Low to zero Low Lower than petrol/diesel model equivalent

The Benefits of owning an Electric Vehicle

There are many benefits to choosing to go electric. 1) No Petrol Costs By moving away from traditional fuel types such as petrol and diesel, you will be able to save money due to electricity being so much cheaper 2) Zero CO2 Emissions As well as not burning a hole in your pocket, you also won’t be burning a hole in the atmosphere. Reductions through both production and driving will benefit the planet 3) Free or Significantly Reduced Road Tax Thanks to the reductions in emissions, you will be the beneficiary of reductions in tax, further decreasing running costs. 4) Government grants and incentives Governments are keen to promote a more sustainable future and also have to adhere to emissions targets so continually offer incentives and schemes to help deal with the financial side of moving to electric vehicles 5) Smoother and quieter driving With fewer components and reduced engine noise, you can relax through a calmer and more peaceful commute in your electric vehicle. 6) No worries about range The old worries of electric vehicles having no range is a thing of the past. Many EV’s can reach 250 miles on a full charge, so you can relax knowing range is not a concern.

Electric Car Charging

There are more than 32,000 charging points in the UK with that number continually growing so you’ll never be short of options. There are several different methods for charging your EV: Slow Charging A slow charge is usually at a rate of 3 to 6kW using a traditional three-pin socket which will require you to charge overnight so your EV is fully ready to go first thing in the morning. Fast Charging Fast chargers come as either 7kW or 22kW. You can fully charge an electric vehicle that’s powered by a 30kWh battery in just 2 to 5 hours. Rapid Charging Rapid charging is chargers up to 50kW which will have your car up to 80% charged in as little as 40 minutes, meaning you can tackle long journeys with ease.

Hyundai Electric Vehicles

West Riding are delighted to be able to offer the full-range of electric and hybrid Hyundai cars. The Hyundai IONIQ comes available as the IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Plug-In and IONIQ electric so you can choose which best suits your needs. There’s also the choice of an SUV in the Kona Hybrid. To discover more about the range of Hyundai electric vehicles, get in touch with the West Riding team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an electric car cost to charge?

The average domestic electricity rate in the UK is roughly 14p per kWh. When using this in the context of electric vehicle charging it will equate to around £11.20 for a full charge of an electric car that is powered by an 80kW engine.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

This will depend on the type of charger you are using. This can be slow, fast or rapid. Generally speaking, a slow charge will happen overnight, a fast charge can take between 2 and 5 hours while a rapid charge can get you to 80% battery in just 40 minutes.