Why Go Electric? At Lipscomb, we’re delighted to help our customers embrace eco-conscious driving. Representing a selection of renowned manufacturers, each with an impressive electrified vehicle line-up, we’re proud to be contributing to a greener future. Discover our electric and hybrid vehicle ranges today.
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The Abarth 500e ushers in a new, electric era for the esteemed Italian automotive marque. This desirable city car is as sporty as ever – and now offers enhanced efficiency and a near-silent, zero-emission driving experience.

The electrified Fiat range is comprised of fuel-efficient hybrids cars – 500, 500X, Panda and Tipo – and an all-electric version of the 500.

Fiat Professional
With 100% electric vans such as the new Doblo, new Scudo and E-Ducato to choose from, businesses of all kinds can benefit from enhanced efficiencies and greater savings.

Jeep’s rugged, powerful and off-road-ready range is now bolstered by three hybrid/plug-in hybrid models – Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee – and the fully electric Avenger.

The Volvo range is packed with highly rated mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles, each offering low running costs, high levels of practicality and unbeatable safety standards.

The Benefits of Buying Electric

The primary benefit to buying electric is, of course, that it helps to cut both air and noise pollution, which will in turn aid the deceleration of climate change. But that’s not the only advantage for motorists – running and maintenance costs are reduced due to lower energy tariffs and fewer moving parts under the bonnet. And lower emissions means lower road tax, while those travelling in LEZ and ULEZ areas won’t incur a penalty.

Electrified vehicles are fun to drive too, thanks to instant torque which makes acceleration quick, and an automatic-style drive.

Key benefits include:

  • Cleaner motoring
  • Lower running and maintenance costs
  • Lower road tax
  • Government incentives
  • Punchy acceleration
  • Simple to drive
Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained There are four types of hybrid and electric car available. Learn more about each here.

    Full-hybrid Full hybrid or self-charging hybrid cars have a battery to aid acceleration and fuel economy. Their electric-only range is very limited – a few miles – but the battery is charged by the engine, meaning there’s no need to plug in.
    Mild Hybrid (MHEV) Mild hybrid vehicles are equipped with a small battery that boosts engine power during acceleration, and helps to improve fuel efficiency. They can’t travel on electric power alone, and don’t need to be plugged in to charge.
    Plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrid cars, as the name suggests, must be connected to a power source to charge. They are equipped with a larger battery pack, which enables the car to travel around 20-30 miles on electric power alone.
    All-Electric All-electric vehicles (EVs) are powered solely by a battery pack and electric motor, and must be plugged into a power source to charge. Most of today’s EVs have a range of at least 100 miles.

    ​Electric Vehicle FAQs

    We have answered the questions we see most frequently from customers below.

    What is the best hybrid car?


    The best hybrid car for you depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Speak to our team today for impartial advice.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    This depends on the make and model that you own and the type of charging point you’re using. Charging can take anything from 1-12 hours.

    How does an electric car work?


    An electric car uses a battery, which powers an electric motor. This then propels the vehicle. There is no combustion engine, and the car must be plugged into an electrical power source to recharge.

    Are electric cars automatic?


    Electric vehicles only need one gear, so they drive like an automatic car.

    How far can an electric car go?


    The range of each electric car is different, but most modern EVs can cover over 100 miles on a single charge.

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? Get in touch with Lipscomb in Maidstone and Canterbury today to discover our electric and hybrid cars in more detail.