Fiat 500 Hybrid
Discover Electric/Hybrid Here at BS Marson, we’ve embraced the introduction of electric and hybrid models to the Fiat range wholeheartedly, and are excited to introduce or customers to a cleaner motoring experience. Find out more about the Fiat electric and hybrid models available below.

Benefits of buying electric

It goes without saying that the main benefit of electric vehicles is their reduced impact on the environment. Producing significantly fewer – or zero – CO2 and NOx emissions, they help to reduce air pollution – and thanks to their quiet motors, noise pollution is decreased too. As a driver, however, the advantages don’t stop there. Running and maintenance costs are lower due to lower energy tariffs and a smaller number of moving parts under the bonnet. Reduced emissions also means lower road tax, and if you live in a city with restricted emissions zones, you can access them without incurring a penalty. Electric vehicles are easy and fun to drive too; instant torque delivery makes acceleration quick, and with just one gear on many all-electric models, clutch control is a thing of the past..

Key benefits include:

  • Greener motoring
  • Cheaper running and maintenance costs
  • Lower road tax
  • Government incentives
  • Quicker acceleration
  • Simple to drive

Mild hybrid Mild hybrid vehicles feature a small battery that boosts engine power when needed and helps to reduce fuel consumption. There’s no electric-only range available on these models, and they don’t need to be plugged in to charge.
All-electric All-electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by a battery pack and electric motor in place of a combustion engine. Modern EVs typically have a range of at least 100 miles and are charged using an electrical power supply.

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Frequently asked questions

If you’d like to know more about electric cars and how they work, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions here. If you still have a query, please don’t hesitate to contact your nearest BS Marson branch.

How does an electric car work?


Unlike a regular car or even a hybrid, an electric car’s drivetrain consists solely of an electric motor (or sometimes two), which is what propels the vehicle. This in turn is powered by a high-capacity rechargeable battery.

Where can I charge my electric car?


Your electric car can be charged at home using a standard three-pin power outlet or fast-charging wallbox, or you can connect to one of more than 59,000 public connectors located around the UK. Many places of work also have dedicated charging points now.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?


This depends on the size of the battery and how you decide to charge it. The slowest option is a domestic three-pin power source, which allows the Fiat 500 Electric, for example, to be fully charged in about 14 hours. A dedicated wallbox will reduce this time to approximately six hours. If you use a rapid-charging public connector, it’ll take about 48 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%.

Is it free to charge an electric car?


​Some public charge points allow you to top up your battery for free, but charging at home or using a rapid charger incurs a fee. Even so, electric cars are cheaper to run than regular cars – or even hybrid vehicles.

How much does it cost to run an electric car?


If charged at home with a 3kW power supply, it costs roughly £14 for the Fiat 500 Electric’s battery to achieve a full charge.

How many miles can an electric car run for?


​This depends on the size of the car, the capacity of the battery (and its heating efficiency) and external temperatures. The Fiat 500 Electric offers a maximum 199-mile range.

What is regenerative braking?


Whenever braking occurs, it allows an electric vehicle to recover energy that would otherwise be lost. It’s then converted into kinetic energy, which is stored within the battery.

Are all electric cars automatic?


Electric vehicles drive the same as automatic cars, but they only have no need for a clutch or gears, as they deliver constant and instant power. Most have an accelerator and brake pedal just like an automatic vehicle.

Do electric cars have gears?


An electric vehicle uses a single-gear system, as there’s no need for conventional gears and a clutch.

Fiat 500 1.0 Lounge Hybrid Interior
Contact us Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? Explore the Fiat electric and hybrid range at BS Marson in Newcastle-Under-Lyme today.