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Hybrid & Electric Overview

Sherwoods have a wide variety of Low Emission vehicles to offer across our Peugoet, Citroen and Suzuki Ranges.

From mild hybrid to plug in to all Electric, we really do have something for everyone.

Our Sales consultants are fully trained to take you through the range so whether you are an ‘Electric Expert’ ready to buy or a ‘New Technology Novice’ just wanting to know a bit more - we are here to help.

Get in touch today to find out about our models and latest offers.

Charge Points

  • There are more than 35,000 charging point connectors across the UK. That means there are more charge connectors than petrol stations.
  • There were 7,000 charge point connectors installed in 2020 alone.
  • On average a rapid charger can charge your vehicle in 30 minutes.
  • There are over 9,000 rapid charging connectors in the UK.

Testimonials

I switched from an automatic diesel car to a Peugeot 508 hybrid and would never go back. As a low mileage user the hybrid is perfect for me and took very little getting used to…unless you set the car to work in sport mode which uses the petrol engine it defaults to using battery power where possible so you do not have to constantly change settings. The battery power is ideal for driving around the town and short motorway trips, with the petrol engine kicking in when you need to perform a quick but safe overtake.

As well as saving on Company Car Tax I have saved over £1,200 on running costs in the past 12 months. In fact for 3 months I didn’t have to put any petrol in the car at all so I feel that I am doing by bit towards having a cleaner environment.

We have recently purchased our first electric car, a vertigo blue Peugeot e2008 GT from Sherwood’s of Durham. We have driven Peugeots for 13 years and our new acquisition replaces our beloved 10-year-old blue 308CC and joins our 5008 GT line and RCZ.

We thought that it was the right time to consider “going electric”. We have just retired and wanted the new car to fit in with our new lifestyle. We are fortunate to live in a house with solar PV panels, so an electric car made sense, especially as we have had a rapid charging point installed as part of the deal to buy the car.

The e2008 made perfect sense. Most of our car journeys are now shorter but more frequent as we have 4 small granddaughters to visit. It is the right size to accommodate us, at least 2 granddaughters and our large dog who insists on going everywhere with us. It is roomy, comfortable, extremely easy to drive and much easier to get our ageing bodies into, unlike our RCZ and 308CC!

Did we look at any other electric cars? Yes, but Sherwood’s made it extremely easy to learn about electric cars when they invited us to the launch event of the e208 and e2008 and were helpful and trusting when they let us test drive their demonstration models without supervision. We found the whole experience of buying a car from Sherwood’s extremely easy. James and the rest of the sales team were truly knowledgeable and supportive in the choices we made and helping us arrange installation of our charging point.

We have now had our electric car for 3 months. We are very happy with it and am sure we have made the correct decision. It is our go to runabout and has turned out to be extremely economical to run as we have been able to change to a specific tariff with our electricity provider that allows you to charge your car at cheaper rates.

Are there any drawbacks to owning an electric car? Not really once you get accustomed to plugging it in overnight when it needs charging and overcoming ‘range anxiety’ about how far you can safely drive without looking for a recharging point. Longer journeys do have to be planned and more time allowed. We are still learning and look forward to many years of electric motoring.

Thank you Sherwoods.

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Hybrid & Electric Servicing

Here at Sherwood’s Motor Group we offer specialist servicing and repair across our brands Suzuki, Citroen and Peugeot, as well as all other Electric, Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles. Our technicians are fully trained and will make sure your vehicle is at the highest standard. You can find one off our branches at Durham, Washington and Gateshead.

A fully electric vehicle is likely to have lower service, maintenance and repair costs than a traditional petrol or diesel vehicle. Hybrid Vehicles still have an engine so the repair costs are about the same as an petrol/diesel vehicle but you will be saving money from the amazing MPG.

Electric motors contain less than 20 moving parts this alone makes electric vehicles more reliable. Overall, electric vehicles tend to have fewer mechanical parts so compared to conventional petrol or diesel vehicle they are a lot easier to maintain. However, it is still essential that your vehicle is checked to ensure optimum reliability, performance and safety.

100% electric vehicles use drive motors and batteries to give your vehicle propulsion. This means you do not have an engine to worry about annual oil changes. It is still important to get the vehicle checked because there are still filters to change such as the pollen filter, this provides the cab with nice fresh air.

To keep your electric vehicle in optimum condition it is recommended that you visit Sherwoods Motor Group either every 2 years or every 16,000 miles*, dependent on which comes first, in line with the recommended service schedule. (*always refer to your service schedule for the correct service intervals)

We offer regular servicing and maintenance on your electric vehicle, as our technicians are fully trained in working on high voltage systems. Our experts will ensure that your vehicle stays in optimum condition.

Hybrid vehicles contain an electric motor and a petrol/diesel Engine. With this set up you get the best of both worlds. Amazing fuel consumption (MPG) and the constant power on them longer journeys. Hybrid vehicle servicing is a bit different than 100% electric serving as you need to get the motor and engine checked out and it still requires oil changes.

Hybrid service intervals are different to 100% electric intervals so please reference your service manual for the correct interval times.

Frequently Asked Questions

A hybrid vehicle uses more than one way of propulsion. For example, it will have an electric motor and petrol engine. This means you don’t have to worry about plugging the vehicle in as it charges Itself when driving.

An Electric vehicle is power 100% by an electric motor. You must charge your vehicle by plugging it in at a charging point. You can also get chargers that work on your home electrics.

A plug-in Hybrid is a mix between a hybrid and fully electric vehicle. It will have an electric motor and a petrol/diesel Engine. You can still charge these by plugging them in at a charger. These vehicles offer an electric vehicle but with the backup of a conventional engine for longer journeys.

A reputable AA dealer will have AA approved branding such as flags around the site as well as AA information on their website, indicating it.

There are many benefits to buying an electric car. Some of these are: The cost of electricity is normally cheaper than petrol or diesel, they are cheaper to maintain, they are better for the environment and in some cases, they have free road tax.

Each brand and model have different ranges when it comes to electric vehicles. On average, the range is about 200 miles per charge. This depends on the way you drive the vehicle though.

Yes, the AA do carry our pre purchase inspections.

This depends on the type of vehicle you have. If you have a Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid you can simply switch to Engine mode and you can drive to the nearest charge point using the backup engine. If you have an 100% electric vehicle you will have to get the vehicle towed to the nearest charging point.

This is different for every model and make. For the most accurate information please contact us.

This depends on your type of driving. If you do not do many miles and you are driving around town an electric car might be the best for you. If you drive on motorways and do heavy millage a Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid might be best for you. It all comes down to your driving style and what you want in a car.

Yes, with the advance in technology electric vehicles can now charge themselves when driving, this is called regenerated breaking. When you are coming to a stop the motor will charge the battery of your vehicle this helps with maintaining a good charge and supports preserving your brake pads.

An electric vehicle is cheaper to main because of the fewer moving parts. Compared to a petrol vehicle an electric vehicle does not have as many moving parts and filters that need changing. This means a cheaper maintenance cost.