Electric cars
Electric Explained Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. If you’re thinking about going electric but you’re not sure what it entails, our easy-to-follow guide can help you out.

Our Electric Brands

Here at PJ Nicholls, we’re an official Ford and Ssang Yong dealer, with Ford dealerships in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. As well as Ssang Yong dealerships in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire. As such, we’re able to offer a wide range of electric and hybrid vehicles that provide the benefits of affordable and low-emissions motoring.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

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If you’ve only ever driven a petrol/diesel car, switching to a hybrid or fully electric alternative might seem like a daunting prospect. But if you do, it’s very unlikely that you’d ever want to go back to the combustion engine.

Key Benefits Include

    There are many good reasons for choosing an electric or hybrid car:

    • Cheaper to run – electricity is more affordable than fuel
    • Greener – lower/zero CO2 emissions
    • Government incentives – plug-in hybrid grants, charging schemes, etc.
    • Low/zero congestion charges
    • Quieter – pure-electric motoring is near-silent
    • Convenient – you’ll do most of your charging at home
    • Rapid acceleration – an electric motor provides instant torque

Electric FAQs

Do you have any queries? If so, check out our frequently asked questions below – and if you still require answers, simply get in touch with the team at your local PJ Nicholls showroom.

Are electric cars very expensive?

Electric cars are typically more expensive to buy than regular cars, but this cost is offset by their running costs, which are significantly cheaper.

Is it cheaper to run an EV?

Yes. It’s cheaper to top up an EV with electricity than it is to fill up a fuel car with petrol/diesel. What’s more, EVs are more affordable to maintain because an electric drivetrain has fewer working parts than a combustion engine, which means it’s less likely to go wrong.

How much does it cost to charge an EV?

​It depends on the battery and the charging method. 

Let’s take the Ford Mustang Mach-E as an example. Assuming its battery is at 20 per cent and is charged using a public connector, it’ll cost about £27 to achieve a 100% charge

How much does it cost to charge an EV at home?

Again, it depends on the make and model. A 0-100% charge for the Mustang Mach-E – using a three-pin power supply or dedicated wallbox – will cost approximately £26.

EV batteries are usually covered by an eight-year warranty, but many last at least 10 years.

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Other Electric Services We offer a wide range of electric and hybrid-related products and services. Please explore our website to learn more.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly, expert team at your local PJ Nicholls showroom.