So you want to #GoElectric? You’ve come to right place. Discover all you need to know about how electric cars work as well as their hybrid alternatives to find the perfect electrified Nissan vehicle for you and your lifestyle. Whether that’s an electric SUV, electric hatchback or electric van – we’re here to answer all your questions and make sure you’re confident in making the switch.
The All-New Nissan ARIYA is our 100% electric SUV promising up to 310 electric miles. Built on Nissan’s new e-4ORCE platform, the ARIYA is like nothing ever seen before.Discover ARIYA
The Nissan LEAF is our tech-advanced electric hatchback. Choose from two batteries for a range of lifestyles and experience up to 239 miles.See Models
Seat up to 7 people in our large family combi. With a combined range of up 187 miles, the 100% electric e-NV200 passenger vehicle takes you and the whole family further than imagined.See Models
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Nissan’s EV range is growing. So far, Nissan does no offer hybrid variants of its models, instead we offer 100% electric choices. However, with many choices on the market, it’s important to uncover the truths about the different types of EVs available so that you can find the right one for you. Below we have detailed the major differences between the types of electric vehicles you may come across.
Although a Mild Hybrid vehicle has two sources of power – a conventional engine and a small electric motor – the electric motor does not power your car and you will not be able to drive on electric miles. Instead, the electric motor is used to assist on board appliances and electronics to improve efficiency.
Hybrid vehicles also have two power sources, but unlike a Mild Hybrid, a Hybrid vehicle can drive on electric power. It will seamlessly switch between petrol and electric miles for shorter distances and does not require plug in charging – the electric motor recharges using regenerative braking.
A Plug-In Hybrid or PHEV also fuses a conventional engine with an electric motor but this time with a much higher voltage battery. This allows your PHEV to travel on pure electric miles for longer distances (up to 30 miles). Once your electric miles run out, your car will continue to work as a Hybrid car until it is plugged in to a charging station to recover up to 30 electric miles.
An all-electric vehicle, also commonly an EV, will run solely on electric power. It is the only type of electric car that is 100% emissions-free and offers electric driving range in the hundreds – the Nissan LEAF e+ provides 239 miles of electric power whilst the normal Nissan LEAF still impresses with 168 miles. Once your miles run out, you can charge your EV using a 230V power socket at home, a wallbox or a public charging station.
Buying an electric car save you money upfront and in the long run. Here are just some of the benefits you will enjoy through choosing an electric vehicle for your next car.
Government grants such as the Plug-In Car Grant can fund up to £3,500 of your electric car and £8,000 of an electric van.
You can have up to 75% of your at-home charging station covered thanks to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
Since April 2020, zero emission vehicles no longer have to pay any vehicle excise duty as they are zero-rated.
Due to the fact that electric cars are made up of fewer parts, you can expect simpler and cheaper servicing costs.
Electric cars are also exempt from congestion and toll charges in low-emission zones which are becoming more and more popular around the UK.
Running costs are remarkably lower for electric cars. For example, you can charge your electric car to 100% battery (equivalent to a full tank) for as little as £3.
Some cities in the UK also offer discounted or free parking rates for electric vehicles.
Since April 2020, any company car driver choosing to drive an electric vehicle will enjoy Benefit-in-Kind tax relief.