Thinking of switching to electric?
This quick guide should help you navigate through the various options for buying your new electric car, provide information on charging options and running costs.
You can get a discount on the price of brand new electric Vauxhall through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers.
Through the grant, customers can get:
The new fully electric Vauxhall Corsa e is now available with a grant of up to £3,500.
To find out more, visit gov.uk at https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants
Charging your new electric Vauxhall is simple and cost effective.
In addition to the Government Purchase Grant, you may also be eligible for a £500 Grant towards the cost of installing an authorised home charging unit. A home charger is the quickest and safest way to charge your new electric Vauxhall.
The OLEV Grant, specifically named the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS), provides up to £500 off the cost of purchasing & installing a home charging point.
It’s available for most electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars.
You can claim one chargepoint per eligible vehicle and up to two eligible vehicles per household.
An additional grant of up to £300 is available to Scottish EV drivers via the Energy Savings Trust Scotland.
How do I qualify for the OLEV Grant?
To qualify for OLEV’s EVHS grant, you need to have purchased an eligible electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from 1st October 2016 onwards.
To find out if you qualify, call us on 01909 501111.
Switching to electric?
Choose from the fabulous new Corsa e or the Grandland X Hybrid 4. Here's a few facts.
|All New Corsa-e||Grandland X Hybrid 4|
|Vehicle type||Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)||Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)|
|CO2||from 0g/km||from 36g/km|
|Electric Range||209 miles||35 miles|
|Combined fuel consumption||-||204mpg|
|Battery||50kWh lithium-ion||13.2kWh lithium-ion|
|Driving modes||Normal, Eco & Sport||Electric, Hybrid, AWD & Sport|
|Charging||Rapid charge to 80% in 30 minutes||Under 2 hours with a 7.4kW wallbox|
Power up the battery at home through a normal household socket or use a Wallbox and get a full charge in just 7.5 hours. And when you’re on the road, there are over 26,000 charging points across the UK. When using a Rapid Charger point, you can get to 80% charge in just 30 minutes.
|Charger||Cable||0 - 100%||15 - 80%|
|Home Wallbox - 7.4kW||Mode 3, 7.4kW - supplied with vehicle||7h30||5h00|
|Accelerated Public Charging Point - 11kW||Mode 3, 7.4kW - supplied with vehicle||15h00||10h00|
|Accelerated Public Charging Point - 22kW||Mode 3, 7.4kW - supplied with vehicle||7h30||5h00|
|Rapid Public Charging Point - 50kW||Not required||1h10||45 min|
|Rapid Public Charging Point - 100kW||Not required||50 min||30 min|
Whilst an electric may cost more to purchase, running costs are much lower than a conventionally powered car.
With a 100% electric Corsa you’ll save in the long run.
To find out more and to book a test drive call us today.