Which Type Of Electric Vehicle Is Right For Me?

Find out which type of electric vehicle would best suit you and your lifestyle with our quick guide on EV types.

Feb 25, 2020

Which Type Of Electric Vehicle Is Right For Me?

Making the switch to electric and hybrid cars can seem daunting when you aren't aware of the main differences between each of them. Currently, there are 4 types of electric cars on the market: Mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and All-Electric. 

Our easy guide below will help you find the right type of EV for your lifestyle within seconds! Just pick the statement that best describes your feelings towards electric cars:

I’m not ready to make a big change but I want to be more eco-friendly.

You would be best suited to a: Mild Hybrid car (mHEV)

This is a great first step on the ladder. With fuel savings up to 10%, a Mild Hybrid uses a small battery to improve on-board efficiency but doesn’t ever need to be charged. 

Best Mild Hybrid cars in 2020: Mazda2, Mazda3, Ford Mondeo Hybrid, Ford Puma, Ford Fiesta Hybrid, Kia Sportage

I want to be eco-friendly and save money, but I don’t want to charge my car.

You would be best suited to a: Hybrid car (HEV)

Hybrids are a fair balance between cost-savings and significant lifestyle changes. You’ll enjoy seamless switching between petrol and electric power in an effort to reduce fuel consumption. You’ll also never have to charge up.

Best Hybrid cars in 2020: Ford Kuga Hybrid, Kia Niro Self Charging Hybrid

I want to make a leap towards electric but not fully rely on electric power.

You would be best suited to a: Plug-In Hybrid car (PHEV)

As close to zero emissions as you can get without fully relying on electric power. Simply charge up the battery and travel up to 30 miles without burning fuel and when you need it, there’s a petrol engine on standby.

Best Plug-In Hybrid cars in 2020: Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kia Niro Plug-In HybridKia XCeed PHEV, Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV

I’m ready to go emissions-free and save on fuel costs.

You would be best suited to an: All-Electric car (EV)

Fully electric cars produce zero emissions, use no fossil fuels and drive like no other conventionally-powered car. The cost-saving potentials are enormous and the quiet drive is soothing for all occupants.

Best All-Electric cars in 2020: Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Kia e-Niro

Coming soon: Mazda MX-30, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan ARIYA

Want to read more about electric cars and their benefits? Visit our electric and hybrid car hub with FAQs now!

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