How Can I Choose Between a Hybrid and Fully Electric Vehicle?

With more people making the switch to electric vehicles, demand and choice concerning greener cars has increased significantly. Although the provision of electric vehicle (EV) chargers needs to increase in remote areas, more people are taking the plunge and converting to carbon-neutral cars. But with the availability of hybrid and electric vehicles, which one is the best for you? Each car has its own benefits, but some suit people more than others. 

Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we deploy battery storage mobile EV charging to off-grid locations across the UK. All of our chargers support all pure electric vehicles and hybrid cars, allowing us to accommodate EV drivers across the country who may live in remote locations. By providing public charging points to destinations and events alike, we can help make way for a new age of driving and allows drivers to successfully charge their vehicles whenever they want. 

Different Types of Hybrids

The three main types of hybrid vehicles are mild hybrids (MHEV’s), hybrids (HEV’s) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV’s). The mild-hybrid provides electrical assistance to the car, and provides assistance with braking and pulling away. Hybrids have a short electrical range and primarily use the petrol engine, with the electrical engine kicking in at lower speeds for efficiency. Plug-ins are the best option if you’re looking to take those carbon-neutral steps; they can travel much further on their electric battery and can be plugged into the infrastructure for better fuel economy. 

With around 495,000 plug-in hybrids being driven in the UK today, they’re quickly becoming a popular option. They’re great if you’re looking to make the transition into pure electric without jumping into it straight away. Hybrid car charging is virtually the same as electric vehicle charging, except hybrids charge the car as you drive, lowering their fuel economy. Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we want to make these transitions occur much quicker. By providing off-grid EV charging, we can make charging an electric car more accessible, encouraging the country to take the green plunge together. 

Weighing the Pros and Cons

The main reason drivers are hesitant to make the transition straight to pure electric vehicles is all down to range and accessibility. Electric motors don’t travel as far on a full tank as petrol and diesel vehicles, but these worries can be eased by the implementation of more battery-powered mobile EV chargers. Plug-in hybrids are a great option if you’re looking to ease into electric vehicles, as they still use non-renewable fuel, but make much better use out of the battery.

However, electric vehicles are the absolute best way to lower your carbon footprint as you drive. With absolutely no carbon emissions being emitted in an EV, they’re the only way to ensure you’re driving as sustainably as possible. Although EV’s can be quite expensive upfront, they’re much cheaper to run and maintain, making them great value for money. 

How We Can Increase Demand

56% of people who are reluctant to buy an electric vehicle say that their apprehension is due to a lack of public EV charging stations, and 45% admit to having ‘range anxiety.’ Our battery storage mobile chargers here at Elite Vehicle Charging are here to solve this conundrum by deploying our chargers to destinations across the country. They don’t need to be connected to the infrastructure, so they’re perfect for off-the-grid locations.

We need to acknowledge these genuine concerns that drivers have in order to meet the Government’s 2030 goal of ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars. Statistics show a need for more chargers and accessibility, and our chargers can help meet this demand and get more people driving electric vehicles.


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