Why Go Electric? With climate change remaining one of today’s key issues, the production of electrified vehicles has accelerated. The automotive industry has embraced low and zero-emissions motoring, and drivers are being encouraged to do the same, with a tempting array of solutions now on offer.

Here at Glyn Hopkin, we’re delighted to present a wide range of hybrid and electric cars for our customers to discover. With models available from some of the world’s most renowned manufacturers, there’s plenty to choose from, whether you’re ready to dive headfirst into all-electric driving or prefer to take things slow and start with a self-charging or mild hybrid. Discover the electrified ranges from each manufacturer below.

Benefits of buying electric

Choosing an electric vehicle isn’t only great for the environment, they provide lots of benefits for drivers too. They’re cheaper to run, with electric-only cars costing around 2-4p per mile, and maintenance is cheaper too due to a smaller number of moving parts. In addition, electric motors provide instant torque, which means acceleration is swifter, making for a more dynamic drive. With government grants available on some EVs and home wall boxes too, there are lots of reasons to make the switch now.

Types of electric vehicle

There are four key types of electric vehicle:

    Mild hybrid A mild hybrid has a small battery that’s used to boost engine power in order to improve fuel economy. There’s no capability for electric-only driving
    Self-charging hybrid A self-charging hybrid uses power from the engine and technology such as regenerative braking to re-charge the battery pack. Electric-only range is limited, but there’s no need to plug the vehicle in.
    Plug-in hybrid A plug in hybrid uses a larger battery pack and must be connected to an electrical source in order to recharge. The electric range is typically greater than that of self-charging hybrids.
    All-electric All-electric vehicles (EVs) have no combustion engine and run solely on electric power. They must be plugged into an electrical source to recharge.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you have a question feel free to contact us but below is some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Which is the best electric car?


    Determining which electric car is the ‘best’ depends very much on the criteria you’re using to judge. Depending on whether you’re looking for the model with the best range, quickest charging time, largest dimensions, etc., you should ensure you take the time to fully research your needs and the available options. We at Glyn Hopkin have an extensive selection of electric models for you to choose from, so liaise with a member of our team today to discuss options.

    Which is the best hybrid car?

    Deciding which hybrid car is the best available isn’t easy. After all, there’s no one option that will suit everybody. That’s why, with Glyn Hopkin, we aim to provide you with impartial advice on the suitability of those models we have in stock. Simply get in touch today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions to help you make the right choice.

    Which electric/hybrid car to buy?

    This depends very much on a number of factors, such as budget, size requirements, range, etc. The best way to determine suitable options, therefore, is to discuss with one of the experts at Glyn Hopkin today.

    How long do hybrid car batteries last?

    Hybrid car batteries are designed to withstand many years of use and an extensive level of mileage. With batteries anticipated to be able to cover at least 100,000 miles - with some doubling this capability - you can enjoy great performance for many years to come.

    Do electric cars need MOT?

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    Electric cars - like all vehicles - are required to pass an annual MOT inspection once it is aged over three years.

    Are electric cars worth it?

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    In terms of running costs, road tax, positive impact on the environment - absolutely. Plus, you can even benefit from government grants to help fund your purchase.

    Which is the cheapest electric car?

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    Take a look through the electric cars currently available from Glyn Hopkin or liaise with a member of our team to learn more about the pricing of electric vehicles.

    Which hybrid car to buy?

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    This depends on your own specific requirements. We at Glyn Hopkin are delighted to be able to offer a number of models for you to choose from, each of which provides great performance and affordable running costs. Get in touch with us today to discuss the options we have available.

    Which is better: hybrid or electric car?

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    If you’re planning on cutting CO2 emissions out entirely, opting for a fully electric car is the preferred option. However, many hybrid options can still perform in an all-electric capacity for limited periods, so you should be certain to look into all the models available to determine the perfect solution.

    Which is better: hybrid or plug in hybrid?

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    Plug-in hybrid models have a great all-electric range capacity and are thus better suited to those looking to reduce their dependence on fuel. Hybrid models - i.e. those which charge the battery through systems such as regenerative braking - meanwhile, are far simpler to run without the need for charging solutions.

    Which hybrid/electric car is most fuel efficient?

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    With some of the world’s biggest automotive manufacturers now involved in developing electric solutions, it will come as no surprise to learn that it is a Tesla that tops the overall list of fuel efficient models. However, more affordable solutions are available from Glyn Hopkin that still provide incredible efficiency.

    How often do I need to service my hybrid car?

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    Your hybrid vehicle requires frequent servicing, just like any other car. As such, you should follow the servicing schedule laid out in your handbook in order to keep your vehicle running at its best.

    How often should I charge my electric car?

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    The frequency of charging your electric car is dependent on how much use it’s getting. What’s more, climate conditions will impact the performance of your vehicle’s battery, with lithium-ion batteries operating more efficiently during warmer months. For most people, charging takes place overnight.

    How much fuel do you save with a Hybrid vehicle?

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    Calculating just how much you can save by switching to a hybrid is never simple, with a host of factors impacting the efficiency of your driving. That said, it’s estimated that driving a hybrid vehicle means you will use up to 30% less fuel than a traditional petrol or diesel model.

    Can electric car batteries be replaced?

    Contact Us To find out more about our electric and hybrid vehicle ranges, or to arrange a test drive, contact your local Glyn Hopkin dealership today.