Border Motor Group offer a wide range of Self-Charging Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric vehicles from our manufacturer partners, Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai and SKODA. Toyota introduced the iconic Prius in 1997 and have become market leaders around the world and have sold over 15 million since 1997.
Toyota have a wide range which includes Yaris, Corolla, C-HR, RAV4, Prius and Camry. Lexus's range of Self-Charging Hybrids includes: UX, CT, IS, NX, ES, RC, RX, RX L, RC F, LS and they have recently launched their first all-electric vehicle, the UX 300e. Hyundai Self-Charging cars include: IONIQ, KONA. Tucson* & i30* and they also have all-electric IONIQ and KONA models available. SKODA offer the all-electric Octavia IV & VRS IV, Superb IV and the ENYAQ IV - SKODA's first ever electric SUV. So you'll agree that Border Motor Group have a wide choice for you to choose from, the question is - which one is right for you?
Which suits you best: Hybrid or Electric?
Self-Charging Hybrid and Electric vehicles are far better for the environment than a petrol or diesel powered car and emit lower CO2 emissions which helps combat global warming. Plus, imagine all the money you'll save on fuel! You'll also save on Road Tax, and if your car is for business use there are even further tax savings to be made.
In terms of the driving experience, electric cars have automatic transmissions, so there are no manual gears to worry about!
Electric, Self-Charging Hybrid and Plug-In cars have a growing reputation for being a smooth, quiet ride, that'll get you wherever you want to go in comfort and with ease.
Some of the key benefits include:
- Smooth, quiet ride
- Better for the environment
- Save on Road Tax
- Easy driving experience
- Save on fuel
- Easy charging at more than 15,000 points, or from the comfort of home
- Free parking in many areas
At Border Motor Group in Carlisle, Dumfries and St Boswells we have a massive selection of brand new and used electric, Self-charging Hybrid and Plug-Ins for you to choose from and our experts will help you find the right one to suit you and your budget.
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How Do They Work?
A Self-Charging Hybrid car is a great choice if you're not ready to go fully electric. They combine a battery with a petrol engine - the battery powers your shorter journeys, and the petrol kicks in for those longer-distance motorway drives. The car charges itself as you drive, so there's no need to use charging stations... just drive as you usually would, and save on fuel!
An electric car uses an electrical engine that needs to be 'charged' before being taken out on the road. The battery is the only source of power these cars need, but they don't lack anything in performance! They perform better than many of their petrol / diesel counterparts when it comes to BHP, mileage and tech features.
What do they feel like to drive?
You will definitely notice a much quieter and smoother ride, as the battery takes some of the load - meaning your petrol engine doesn't need to work as hard. You'll also notice that your fuel will go a lot further as for a time you'll only be using the electric stored up in the battery.
Electric cars drive like automatics, so there are no gears to worry about - just put your foot on the pedal and go! Not only that, but it's much kinder to the environment as you're emitting 50% fewer greenhouse gasses when compared to traditional vehicles - and ZERO direct emissions.
With incentives like lower Road Tax, more economical and they reduce carbon emissions! Regenerative braking means your vehicle charges itself as you drive. Plus, reliability is increased and the battery is guaranteed for 15 years.
Electric vehicles have a variety of benefits that could make your everyday life just that little bit easier! Not only are they better for the environment, they are quiet, low maintenance, cheaper to run and very responsive on the road.
Which ones right for me?
Self-Charging Hybrid cars offer better mileage and have higher range, they're a great option. The performance of a hybrid is exceptional and if you are looking to save some money, they are certainly more economical! People who don't have off road parking or easy access to charging points will find hybrids a perfect for their needs.
Electric vehicles are perfect if you tend to drive shorter distances, you have off road parking to charge your vehicle overnight and want to contribute to reducing your carbon emissions. With the ever-growing number of charging points popping up all over the country, you'll never find yourself short of a place to charge it.