PHEV FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) IS THE BATTERY COVERED BY WARRANTY?

Q) IS THE BATTERY COVERED BY WARRANTY?

A) Yes. In addition to the standard vehicle warranty, our EV batteries have an eight-year warranty.
Q) WHAT IS THE RANGE OF A PLUG-IN HYBRID?

Q) WHAT IS THE RANGE OF A PLUG-IN HYBRID?

A) Using the electric motor only, a plug-in hybrid has a range of up to 68km*. Plug-in hybrids also utilise a petrol engine to support a much larger range.
Q) CAN I CHARGE MY PLUG-IN HYBRID IN THE RAIN?

Q) CAN I CHARGE MY PLUG-IN HYBRID IN THE RAIN?

A) Yes. The safety of the plug-in hybrid charging process is fully assured.
Q) CAN THE NATIONAL GRID HANDLE THE DEMAND?

Q) CAN THE NATIONAL GRID HANDLE THE DEMAND?

A) The electricity grid can easily handle electric vehicle charging, most of which occurs overnight when power usage is low. We, and other car makers, are working with governments and energy providers to ensure supplies are maintained.
Q) ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES SLOW COMPARED TO PETROL AND DIESEL VEHICLES?

Q) ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES SLOW COMPARED TO PETROL AND DIESEL VEHICLES?

A) No, far from it. Electric motors generate instant and full torque from standstill, leading to stunning response and acceleration times.
Q) ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES SAFE?

Q) ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES SAFE?

A) Yes. All new models comply with the same stringent safety standards as every other vehicle.

TYPES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE

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LIVING WITH A PLUG-IN HYBRID

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Does the climate have an effect on the battery?
Do batteries deteriorate over time as they do in other devices?
Do batteries need to be replaced regularly?
What are the main benefits of owning a plug-in hybrid vehicle?
Are there other benefits?
What are the drawbacks of owning a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle?

PHEV RANGE

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Will a plug-in hybrid have enough range for my journey?
What factors affect range?
How can I optimise the vehicle’s fuel economy and battery charge?

CHARGING

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What different methods are there to charge a plug-in hybrid?
What is ‘Destination Charging’?
What is ‘Journey Charging’?
What charging equipment will I need?
Will I have to get my house electrics modified?
Who can install a wall box for me?
I don't have private parking at home or work. Does that mean I can’t have an electric vehicle?
Does the battery have a warranty?
What does kWh mean?
Can the electricity network handle the increasing number of electric vehicles?
What is regenerative braking?

CAPABILITY & PERFORMANCE

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Are PHEVs slower and less responsive than petrol or diesel cars?
Can I use a PHEV for towing?
Can I use the PHEV off-road?
Can I fit a spare wheel to a PHEV?

SAFETY

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Are electric vehicles safe?

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