CUPRA Electric

Benefits of driving electric

There are many advantages to switching to electric. Here are just a few…

Zero emissions - An EV such as the CUPRA Born produces no CO2 or NOx emissions, which means it’s very kind to the environment.
Enhanced space - Since most EVs are equipped with single-gear automatic transmission, they lack a transmission tunnel, which features in conventional cars. This means the floor is flat and there’s more space for passengers.
Low running costs - A 100% electric vehicle like the CUPRA Born is extremely cost-effective to run because electricity is much cheaper than fuel. You save money on Vehicle Excise Duty/road tax too because EVs are currently zero rated.
Choosing the Vehicle to Suit You. Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. The CUPRA range includes all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid models.

Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

It can be quite difficult to understand the differences between electrified vehicle types, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide…

    Electric EVs such as the Born rely solely on electrical power, which is provided by a high-capacity battery. EVs are very affordable to run, and they produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions. They also require manual charging, which can be done at home, at work and out and about.
    Plug-in hybrid While PHEVs can’t quite compete with EVs in terms of efficiency, they are nonetheless more economical to run than hybrid or combustion-engined vehicles. PHEVs feature an electric motor that facilitates an average all-electric range of 30 miles, and they require manual charging.
    Hybrid Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) are powered by a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor (which is provided energy by a self-charging battery). Though FHEVs offer limited all-electric range, they’re typically more efficient than regular cars.
    Mild hybrid Mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs) are a step up from conventional combustion-engined vehicles. They benefit from the addition of an electric motor (which is powered by a self-charging battery) that enables instant torque, among other things.


    Our most commonly asked electric questions are included below. If your query isn’t covered, please contact our CUPRA Liverpool or Preston showroom team today.

    Are all electric cars automatic?


    In most cases, yes.

    What is a hybrid car?


    While similar to a conventional car, a hybrid benefits from the addition of an electric motor which supports the combustion engine (and is powered by a self-charging battery).

    What is a plug-in hybrid?


    Though powered principally by its combustion engine, a plug-in hybrid can run on electric power alone (an average of 37 miles), thus ensuring low-emission, low-cost motoring.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    It takes the CUPRA Born roughly 42 minutes to achieve a 20% to 80% charge when using a 50kW-rated public connector.

    Should I buy an electrified car?


    There are many sound reasons for doing so. For expert and impartial advice, please get in touch with the CUPRA Liverpool or Preston team today.

    How do electric cars work?


    Electric cars are powered purely by electricity, via a motor which is given energy by a high-capacity battery. The latter requires manual charging, which can be done at home, at work and with public access points.

    How do hybrid cars work?


    Hybrid vehicles feature an electric motor which supports a combustion engine by delivering instant torque, among other things. Hybrids are self-charging vehicles.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Most definitely. A fully electric car produces no harmful emissions whatsoever.