Honda Electric

Benefits of driving electric

There are many compelling reasons for switching to electric. Join us as we look at some examples…

Enhanced space - Because the vast majority of EVs use single-gear transmission, they don’t have a bulky transmission tunnel, which means there’s more room for passengers to stretch out and relax.
Low running costs - A 100% electric vehicle like the Honda e or the e:Ny1 is exceptionally cost-effective to run, simply because electricity is much cheaper than fuel. What’s more, you save money on Vehicle Excise Duty because EVs are currently zero rated.
Zero-emission driving - Electric vehicles (EVs) produce no CO2 or NOx emissions whatsoever, which means they’re very environmentally friendly, wherever you happen to travel.
Choosing the Vehicle to Suit You. Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Thinking about going electric? Wondering how an electric vehicle differs from a hybrid vehicle? Allow us to explain…

Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

What makes a hybrid car different from an electric car? Please read on to find out.

    Electric An electric vehicle is exactly that: fully electric. It’s powered by an electric motor which is provided energy by a high-capacity battery (and which requires manual charging). You can top-up the battery at home, at work or at one of several thousand UK-wide public access points. EVs are extremely affordable to run, and they produce no harmful emissions whatsoever.
    Plug-in hybrid While a PHEV runs mainly on fuel, it also offers an all-electric driving range (an average of 37 miles). Although not as efficient as an EV, a PHEV is nevertheless very economical to run, and it produces fewer emissions than a regular combustion-engined vehicle. PHEVs require manual charging.
    Hybrid A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is equipped with a combustion engine which is boosted by an electric motor. This enables instant torque and high-speed power boosts. HEVs offer self-charging convenience.


    Our most frequently asked electric questions are featured below. If your query isn’t covered, please feel free to contact our Honda Milton Keynes, Oxford, Slough or Wigan showroom teams today.

    Are all electric cars automatic?


    In most cases, yes.

    What is a hybrid car?


    A hybrid car features a combustion engine, an electric motor and a self-charging battery. While most hybrids run solely on fuel, the electric motor delivers instant torque, thus facilitating rapid acceleration. A hybrid car’s battery is self-charging, a process which occurs via regenerative braking.

    What is a plug-in hybrid?


    While a plug-in hybrid runs chiefly on petrol/diesel, it’s capable of an average all-electric range of 37 miles. This means it’s very fuel-efficient and produces significantly fewer emissions than a regular car.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    The Honda e or e:Ny1 takes roughly 24 minutes to achieve a 20% to 80% charge when hooked-up to a rapid-charging (50kW) public connector.

    Should I buy an electrified car?


    If you want to save money on fuel while producing fewer emissions, yes. For fully impartial advice, please contact your local Johnsons Cars Honda dealership today.

    How do electric cars work?


    They’re powered by an electric motor which is provided energy by a high-capacity battery. An electric vehicle can be charged at home, at work and out and about. Electric cars produce no CO2 or NOx emissions and are very affordable to run.

    How do hybrid cars work?


    They’re powered by a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor (and which is energised by a self-charging battery) that delivers instant torque.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Absolutely. The Honda e and e:Ny1, for example, produce no harmful emissions whatsoever.