Why Go Electric or Hybrid? With climate change a hot topic across the globe, many motorists are looking to do their part for the environment by switching to an electric or hybrid vehicle. Here at Berwick Motor Group, we’re embracing the latest automotive innovations, and will be delighted to help you choose the perfect new vehicle. Read on to find out more about the benefits of going electric and to view our electric and hybrid cars.

Electric And Hybrid

The model line-up

As a leading retailer of Nissan and Kia vehicles, we at Berwick Motor Group are familiar with electric and hybrid models. Both manufacturers are working hard to provide drivers with cleaner options that not only deliver outstanding performance, but also offer the on-board equipment and assistance features that make every journey enjoyable and safe. The result is a line-up of state-of-the-art vehicles which help to cut global carbon emissions, and which provide a unique driving experience that simply cannot be matched by cars with a combustion engine.

With both electric and hybrid options available, you can choose the solution that suits you best. Whether you’re looking to make the first step towards a greener drive with a hybrid, or want to plunge headlong into the joys of fully electric motoring, we have a model in our selection to suit you. View our Nissan and Kia electric and hybrid vehicles below, and click on any vehicle to find out more. Of course, if you’re ready to book a test drive, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local Berwick Motor Group dealership. We’ll be happy to help.

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    Electric vehicles explained

    There are three key types of electric vehicle, giving you the freedom to choose what level of electrification is most suitable for your needs. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of each to help you decide which option is best for you. Of course, our friendly team is always on hand to answer your questions and help you select your ideal electric or hybrid car.

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      Plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) offer the best of both worlds: they are fitted with a combustion engine and have a large battery and electric motor to provide zero-emissions power when desired. These vehicles can typically travel up to 60km on electric power alone, and the battery must be connected to an electrical source in order to charge.
      Hybrid A hybrid vehicle is powered primarily by a combustion engine, and features a small battery and electric motor, which provide support. Technology such as regenerative braking charges the battery, meaning there’s no need to plug in, and the electric motor boosts power during acceleration. These vehicles may only go a very short distance – no more than 5km – on electric-only power.
      Electric Fully electric vehicles (EVs) replace the traditional combustion engine with a large battery pack and either one or two electric motors. Many EVs can achieve a range of 150-450km on a single charge, making them great for everyday journeys, and all must be plugged into an electrical power source in order to charge.
      Why By From Us? Berwick Motor Group is an established Nissan and Kia dealer in the Melbourne area, with 25 years of automotive expertise behind us. We represent two manufacturers that are at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle development, meaning we’re well-placed to help you make the switch to a greener model. And because our friendly, passionate staff take pride in providing outstanding customer service, they’ll always listen to your exact requirements and offer personalised advice to help you make the best choice for you. Not only can we help you select the ideal electric or hybrid model, we will also support you throughout ownership. With fully-equipped workshops on-site at each of our centres, and experienced technicians that are trained to service and maintain hybrids and EVs, we can ensure your chosen car runs smoothly day after day.

      FAQs

      We hope the information on this page has helped you to understand more about electric and hybrid vehicles and how they work. We’ve also provided the answers to some frequently asked questions here – but if you’d like to learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

      How often do hybrid or electric batteries need replacing?

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      Hybrid and electric vehicle batteries come with an extensive warranty – normally 8-12 years – so it’s unlikely that they’ll need to be replaced during the vehicle’s lifetime, especially if you’re buying new.

      How long does it take to charge an electric or hybrid car?

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      Charge times depend on several factors, including the make and model of the car, whether it’s a PHEV or electric car, and the type of charging point used.

      Do electric cars need servicing?

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      Your electric or hybrid car will need to be serviced in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure it continues to run smoothly.