SEAT Electric

Benefits of electric

A car with a petrol-electric powertrain offers noteworthy performance and efficiency in equal measure.

Low running costs – Thanks to its e-HYBRID drivetrain, the SEAT Leon plug-in hybrid is very easy to live with.
Environmental benefits – The LEON plug-in hybrid produces very low CO2 emissions levels.
Other incentives – A SEAT plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is exempt from Clean Air Zone charges – including London’s daily £12.50 ULEZ fee – and attracts low Vehicle Excise Duty rates. Furthermore, company car users can enjoy reduced benefit-in-kind tax.
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Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

The Leon e-HYBRID is great value for money, especially since its plug-in hybrid powertrain delivers enhanced efficiency.

    Electric Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered solely by electricity, via an electric motor whose energy is provided by a battery. EVs are the most efficient form of motor car, and they produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions. EVs require manual charging, which is easily achievable at home, at work or on the road.
    Plug-in hybrid PHEVs offer the best of both worlds: electric efficiency and combustion-engined power. This means the Leon e-HYBRID is capable of a maximum 40-mile all-electric range. While being very fuel-efficient, PHEVs produce significantly fewer emissions than regular cars. The Leon e-HYBRID’s battery recharges automatically – but it can also be topped-up by plugging it into a domestic or publicly accessible mains supply.
    Hybrid Although hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are similar to PHEVs, they offer limited or zero electric range. However, they benefit from instant torque, high-speed power boosts and self-charging convenience.
    Mild hybrid A mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) is a good jumping-on point if you’re used to a conventional car. While it’s also equipped with a combustion engine, this is boosted by an electric motor, which is powered by a self-charging battery.


    Our frequently asked questions centred around electrified driving are featured below. If you have any queries that are not covered, please contact the SEAT Liverpool, Preston or Wigan teams today.

    Are electric cars automatic?


    Almost all electric cars are automatic.

    What is a hybrid car?


    Hybrid cars are propelled by a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor. The latter is provided energy by a self-charging battery.

    What is a plug-in hybrid car?


    Plug-in hybrid cars offer a win-win motoring experience. While they run mainly on fuel, they’re capable of an all-electric range, as much as 40 miles in the case of the Leon PHEV. This means they’re very fuel-efficient while producing low emissions levels. Plug-in hybrids require manual charging, which can be done at home, at work and on the road.

    How long does it take to charge a plug-in hybrid?


    The Leon PHEV takes up to four hours to achieve a zero to 100% charge with a fast-charging connector (7kW at home, work or on the road, or 22kW and higher on the road).

    Should I buy an electrified car?


    There are many reasons why it’s worth doing so. Please contact us for impartial advice.

    How does an electric car work?


    It’s powered by an electric motor which is energised by a high-capacity battery which requires external charging – for which there are numerous options. Electric cars are super-efficient and entirely CO2 emission-free.

    How does a hybrid car work?


    Hybrid cars are not dissimilar to conventional combustion-engined vehicles. The main difference is they feature an electric motor which enables instant torque, among other things. Hybrids are self-charging vehicles.

    Are electrified cars better for the environment?


    Yes. For instance, the Leon PHEV produces CO2 emissions as low as 27g/km.