In representing some of the biggest names in the automotive world, we at Dales Cornwall are proud to offer a number of innovative electric and hybrid powered vehicles from which to choose. Learn more about each model below.
There’s a number of options to consider when investing in electric power, with the various types of vehicle differing in what they provide. Learn more about the options below.
Find out more about our electric vehicle services by viewing our frequently asked questions below. If your query still isn’t answered, you can always liaise with a member of our team directly.
Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles feature a battery that gives power to an electric motor.
You can charge your EV or PHEV’s battery via:
This will depend on the size of your vehicle’s battery and the speed of the power source. The Renault ZOE, for instance, is a pure-electric car with a 52kWh battery. Using a standard wall socket, charging takes about 30 hours. With a dedicated 7.4kW fast-charger, charging takes roughly 7.5 hours. The quickest option is rapid charging. A public station with a 50kW charger will see the battery go from zero to 100 percent full in little more than an hour.
Absolutely. Compared to topping-up with petrol/diesel, an EV is significantly cheaper to charge – and since it produces zero emissions, you don’t need to pay any road tax. Furthermore, an EV has fewer working parts than a vehicle with a combustion engine, which means less maintenance is required.
Moreover, a range of incentives are offered to EV owners, such as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), a grant which contributes towards the cost of installing a charge point.
This will depend on your motoring needs. If you usually make short journeys, a PHEV is a good bet because, on average, it offers a 28-mile range. If you need to travel longer distances, a PHEV’s combustion engine automatically kicks in.
That said, an EV offers an average 194-mile range, which more than covers a typical commute. When it comes to especially long journeys, as long as you factor in charging stops, you’re unlikely to encounter any problems.
It’s a great time to own an EV. With a record number of electric cars being made, production costs are becoming ever cheaper. This, in turn, is having a positive effect on market prices. Charging infrastructure is rapidly expanding too. And it’s worth mentioning that the government has pledged to end the sale of new petrol/diesel cars by 2030.
Yes. An EV produces no CO2 emissions whatsoever. The production of electricity itself is becoming ever greener, with a greater reliance on wind and solar power sources as opposed to fossil-fuel equivalents. Nevertheless, EVs aren’t currently as eco-friendly to produce as combustion engine-powered cars because of a dependence on earth metals such as cobalt. However, technological advances should see that this reliance becomes a thing of the past.
The vast majority of EVs are automatic. Exceptions include the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo and Audi e-tron GT.