Whether you’re opting for a fully electric, mild hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicle, understanding how the models differ is essential. At Bletchley, Milton Keynes and Upminster Hyundai we’re delighted to provide you with a range of different model types, as well as explain their differences below. Find out more today or liaise with a member of our expert team.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
If you’re looking for an efficient vehicle that doesn’t need to be plugged in, HEV models like the KONA Hybrid are ideal. They combine a full-size internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery pack to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. Systems such as regenerative braking ensure no charging time is needed.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
As the name suggests, PHEV vehicles need to be plugged in to recharge the battery. They come with a much larger battery pack than hybrids which means you can travel further distances using electric-only power. There’s still a combustion engine, however, so you can stop and fill up the tank when needed.
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
BEVs are 100% electric vehicles that emit zero emissions into the environment. They promote clean driving and are ideal for anyone looking to live a greener lifestyle. BEVs have no combustion engine and instead come with a more powerful motor than hybrids. They deliver a smooth, quiet and reliable performance with fast-charging solutions available.
The range of electric and hybrid vehicles from Hyundai is one of the finest around, with a range of model types available to suit every need. Click through to the individual listing pages now to learn more about the performance and attributes of each vehicle.
Our frequently asked questions give you the opportunity to learn even more about choosing electric and hybrid motoring. Scroll through the most commonly asked questions below or liaise with a member of the Bletchley, Milton Keynes and Upminster Hyundai team to find out more.
The cost to charge an electric vehicle varies depending on the model and also the charging point being used. That said, a model featuring a 60kWh battery with a range of 200 miles typically costs £9.20 to full charge via a domestic outlet.
Depending on your make and model and the charging point being used, charging can take anywhere from under an hour to overnight.
No. At present you can park at public electric charging bays without any parking costs incurred.
Depending on the vehicle, most new electric vehicles offer a range in excess of 200 miles for a full charge. However, the maximum range is impacted by your driving style and conditions.
Charging points for at home cost approximately £800 for installation, but you can subsidise this with a government grant of up to £350.
For many, electric vehicles will be the model of choice since there are no fuel costs and zero CO2 emissions being released into the atmosphere.
They do, with charging either occurring through regenerative braking or being plugged into a suitable outlet.
An OLEV grant is a government subsidy to help make installing home charging points more affordable for motorists, with a maximum of £350 available.
Mild hybrid vehicles charge their battery through a process called regenerative braking which creates a charge by converting energy normally lost during braking.
Hybrid cars are typically automatic in style, with mild hybrid options still retaining a manual transmission and a more traditional driving experience.
While they may be cheaper and more efficient to run, insurance costs for hybrid vehicles are typically more expensive than their petrol/diesel counterparts.
The system of regenerative braking helps convert energy normally lost via braking into an electrical charge for your battery.
They are, with the hybrid motor helping to boost the overall fuel economy available and thus making them efficient for longer journeys.
Absolutely. There’s plenty of reasons to make the change to hybrid motoring, with the full switch to electric some time off.
Yes. In fact, any model aged over three years is legally required to have an MOT test every year to demonstrate its roadworthiness.
Hybrid engines typically switch to electric power once you’ve reached 15mph, with steadier acceleration making performance the most efficient it can be.
You will be unable to operate the vehicle until the battery has suitably recharged.
Fuel is required for the vehicle to run at all times.