The petrol engine has been a staple in car manufacturing since the late 19th century, however as times have changed so has car technology. As we move forward, the future of cars has exciting prospects. With the UK Government pledging almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050, electric and hybrid cars are on the rise. However, with new models being released left, right and centre, you may be unsure whether an electric or hybrid vehicle is for you. Learn about the differences between hybrid and electric vehicles to determine which is most suitable for you.
There are many reasons you may want to invest in an electric vehicle, which is a car that runs solely on electric power. Although still a smaller market than petrol cars, electric cars are popular with eco-conscious motorists and are an efficient and quiet mode of transport which boast big savings on expenses. As fully electric vehicles have no exhausts, they have no direct emissions - keeping the air cleaner and emitting fewer greenhouse gases. As greener energy sources are advanced, electric vehicles can be powered by renewables.
Nissan led the way into mainstream electric cars when they announced the famous Nissan LEAF. There is further excitement with the new Nissan Ariya coming soon, an electric crossover due to launch into the market later this year.This model pairs the electric aspects of the Nissan LEAF with a raised frame and dual motors.
Alternatively, hybrid cars combine the advantages of a petrol engine with the efficiency and eco-friendliness of electric. With multiple engines, the electric engine powers lower speed travel whilst the petrol one powers higher speeds. There are a number of reasons you may want to invest in a hybrid, one being that it loses less petrol than standard petrol vehicles, making it more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run.
At the Nissan Dealership, there is the all-new Nissan Qashqai, a mild hybrid car. Mild hybrid cars give the driver convenience and familiarity with their petrol engines, whilst enhancing efficiency with electric vehicle technology. However, unlike standard hybrid cars, they cannot drive on battery power alone. The growing range of electric, hybrid and mild hybrid cars offers options for every driver to find their perfect fit.
Now you feel more confident on whether either an electric or hybrid car is best for you, we look forward to seeing you soon at your local Nissan dealership. If you want to find out more about our range of electric or hybrid vehicles, including the new Nissan Ariya and mild hybrid new Nissan Qashqai, give us a call on 01305 263031.