Electric Driving With Motability
Discover the range of electric and hybrid vehicles available with the Motability scheme at Sandicliffe. Contact our Motability team for a quote.
July 11, 2022
The Motability Scheme at Sandicliffe is here to help all drivers enjoy accessible and affordable electric driving.
At Sandicliffe, we have been championing the scheme since its inception and take great pride in our Motability offering. We believe that all drivers should be able to access the cutting-edge of automotive technology. As we move towards an all-electric driving future, Sandicliffe and the Motability scheme are here to help.
We already offer electric Motability options like the Nissan LEAF. With more electric vehicles expected to be coming to the Motability scheme soon, here’s a run down of everything you need to know about electrified Motability driving at Sandicliffe.
There are several types of electric vehicles currently available on the market. As the driving world continues to shift towards electric-only driving, Motability customers need to be aware of exactly what their choices are.
This is especially important as the government has recently introduced plans to reduce the driving emissions of the UK by 78% by 203. The government\'s plans will involve stricter congestion charges and will look to eventually eliminate petrol and diesel driving entirely.
However, you won’t need to worry if you are a Motability customer who currently drives a combustion vehicle. By the time these new laws come into place, you will have had plenty of time to upgrade to an electric or hybrid Motability vehicle from Sandicliffe.
A mild hybrid uses a small electric motor to help power your petrol or diesel engine. This small amount of electric power is created by storing the energy lost during braking. This process is known as regenerative braking. Your electric motor will then assist the engine with running the vehicle, which will make you less reliant on fossil fuels.
A hybrid vehicle is like a mild hybrid, as it features both a traditional engine and an electric motor. However, the battery in a full-hybrid is much larger. This means you can use the power of electricity alone to drive the car over short distances. Hybrid cars are very convenient, as they offer electrified driving without the need to plug in and charge.
Plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) work like electric hybrids, as they use a mixture of electric and combustion power to fuel the car. The battery in a PHEV is considerably bigger, allowing you to drive on the power of pure electricity over long distances. However, their larger battery means you need to plug in your PHEV to charge between electric-only journeys.
All-electric driving is your most environmentally friendly option. An all-electric vehicle runs on electric power alone. Without a combustion engine, an all-electric vehicle eliminates your driving emissions completely. You will then need to charge your electric car between journeys. However, with thousands of public charging points around the UK, this is easier than ever before.
The most popular electric vehicle available through the Motability scheme at Sandicliffe is the all-new Nissan LEAF. This legendary zero-emission all-electric car offers exciting driving and iconic style to all Motability customers. The new and improved LEAF builds on the success of this legendary vehicle and upgrades it for 2022 with a host of new features.
You can now charge your LEAF from 20% to 80% in around 60 minutes using a public rapid charger. Then, your EV driving is made even easier with the Nissan Connect App. The handy smartphone application allows you to manage your charging, find the nearest charging reports, enjoy real-time updates about your driving and much more.
If you’re interested in making a Nissan LEAF your own as part of the Nissan Motability scheme, contact the award-winning Sandicliffe Motability team or visit your local Sandicliffe Nissan dealership today. Our specialist experts will make every part of your Motability process as seamless as possible.