Why Go Electric? Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Here at PJ Nicholls, we’re embracing the electric revolution. With a host of electrified Ford vehicles available at our dealerships, you’ll find the ideal model for cleaner motoring – and our team will be happy to answer all your questions about making the switch.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

The main benefit of buying an electrified model is, of course, the positive impact on the environment. Cutting emissions helps to improve air quality, and reduced engine noise creates a more pleasant experience. There are, however, plenty of advantages to drivers, including reduced running and maintenance costs, and improved performance and convenience.

Key benefits include:

  • Better for the environment
  • Lower running costs
  • Cheaper maintenance
  • Reduced road tax
  • Improved performance
  • Government incentives
Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained Everything you wanted to know about hybrid, electric and fuel cell cars.

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    Mild Hybrid Mild hybrid vehicles have a small battery that boosts performance and efficiency. They cannot travel on electric power alone, and do not need to be plugged in to charge.



    Electric Electric vehicles are powered solely by a battery and electric motor. They emit no CO2 at all, and many models can travel 200 miles or more on a single charge. They must be connected to an electrical source to charge.

    Full Hybrid Full or self-charging hybrid models have a combustion engine that’s supported by a small battery. They can only travel a couple of miles on electric power, and the battery is charged by the engine.


    Plug-in hybrid As the name suggests, plug-in hybrid cars must be connected to a power source to charge. They have a larger battery to support the combustion engine, and can typically cover 20-30 miles on electric power alone.

    Electric Vehicles FAQ's Content

    What is an electric vehicle?

    An electric vehicle is one which, instead of being powered by a combustion engine, is powered by a battery and one or two electric motors. It does not emit CO2, and the battery must be charged using an electrical source.

    What is a hybrid vehicle?

    ​A hybrid vehicle is one which combines a combustion engine with a battery and electric motor. Hybrid vehicles come in several types, some of which must be charged using an electrical source, while others are charged by the engine while the vehicle is in motion.

    How often do hybrid batteries need replacing?

    The battery on a hybrid vehicle is designed to last for at least 100,000 miles, meaning it’s unlikely to need replacing by the original owner.

    Other electric services

    If you have any questions, or need more information about our hybrid and electric vehicles, contact us today and our team will be happy to help.

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