The Future Of Electric Vehicles
Added: 03 August 2017
Technological advances in the motor industry are making for an exciting future and with the Government announcing that by 2040 all petrol and diesel cars will be banned, we need to make the move towards electric vehicles.
What’s the difference between hybrid and electric?
There are a lot of terms being thrown around, we no longer just rely on petrol and diesel engines, hybrid and electric cars are becoming more popular and affordable. But what’s the difference between a hybrid and an electric car?
A hybrid car uses both a conventional fuel run engine, but also gets some of its power from an electric motor as well. Hybrids work well for those who are commuting to their nearest city for work, you can drive using the petrol or diesel engine for the majority of the journey and switch to electric power when you reach urban areas, this helps reduce your emissions.
An electric car runs from an electric motor only, meaning absolutely no emissions! Electric cars have come a long way in recent years, with manufacturers working hard to increase the range of electric motors to make them more practical for everyday driving! We’re taking a look at what hybrid and electric vehicles will be coming into the Ian Grieve showroom over the next few years.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Hybrid
With the news of the upcoming petrol and diesel ban we were excited to hear about the first Jeep model to feature electric power, the Jeep Wrangler. The 2018 model has been rumoured to feature a hybrid engine in the range, the biggest step towards electric vehicles Jeep has made. The new Jeep Wrangler will be making its official debut at the LA Motor Show in November, so we’ll know more about the new model then!
Subaru Hybrid Range
Subaru will be adding hybrid models to their range from the end of 2018, battery technology will be used alongside the boxer engine. The brand is hoping to have its first, full EV out on the roads by 2021.