It's time to switch
Today's 100% electric and plug-in hybrid cars have the latest cutting-edge technology. Some of the new breed of 100% electric cars can drive over 200 miles on a single charge, and this is increasing all the time. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) use a petrol or diesel engine alongside the electric motor, which can then take you many hundreds of miles – just like a 'conventional' car. Prices are also coming down, and plug-in cars and vans benefit from generous Government grants. Running costs are significantly lower too, which could save you thousands throughout your ownership. Worried about charging? The majority of drivers simply charge their electric cars at home overnight, just like plugging in their mobile phone. This usually takes place on their drive or in their garage; or using a nearby on-street residential chargepoint. But there are also many public charging point connectors across more than 50 countries arround the world; including rapid chargers at 96% of motorway service stations (which could charge the average pure electric car to 80% in as little as 30 minutes).