Why Go Electric? Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Here at Lipscomb Volvo in Canterbury and Maidstone, we’re delighted to introduce the Volvo electric & hybrid range. Designed to reduce emissions and promote an eco-friendly driving experience, these beautifully designed models represent the very best of modern engineering. Find out more about our electric hybrid Volvo models in Kent today.

The Benefits of Buying an Electric Volvo

If you’re considering making the switch to an electric or hybrid model, it’s worth thinking about the benefits of buying an eco-friendly car. Most obviously, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and can go about your daily tasks while minimising your impact on the environment. You can also enjoy lower running costs (especially if you utilise low-cost energy tariffs), more affordable maintenance, and cheaper road tax. As torque is delivered instantly too, there are performance benefits to be had.

Key benefits include:

  • Reduced emissions
  • Lower running and maintenance costs
  • Cheaper road tax
  • Faster acceleration
  • Government incentives
Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained Volvo offers both plug-in hybrid and fully-electric models as part of their range.

    All Electric All electric vehicles (EVs) do not have an internal combustion engine. Instead, a battery pack and an electric motor provide power, with most EVs offering a range of between 100-300 miles. They must be connected to an electrical power supply to charge.
    Plug-in Hybrid With plug-in hybrids, an electric motor and battery pack work in harmony with a traditional engine to deliver the most economical performance possible. Plug-in hybrids must be plugged into an electrical power source to charge the battery and can deliver all-electric power over short distances.

    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.

    Contact Us Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? Explore the Volvo electric range at Lipscomb Volvo in Canterbury and Maidstone today.