Why Go Electric? We at Station Garage are delighted to introduce the ŠKODA electric range. Designed to make our future cleaner,

these models represent the cutting edge of automotive design and engineering. Find out more about our electric ŠKODA models in West Sussex today.

Benefits of Buying Electric

While the primary benefit of choosing an electric vehicle is the reduced impact on the environment, there are plenty of other advantages to making the switch. Not only will you be helping to reduce air and noise pollution, you’ll also enjoy lower running costs, more affordable maintenance and cheaper road tax. There are performance benefits too: torque is delivered instantly, meaning EVs accelerate rapidly, and because many models feature only one gear, the ride is smooth and seamless.

Key benefits include:

  • Kinder to the environment
  • Lower running and maintenance costs
  • Cheaper road tax
  • Faster acceleration
  • Government incentives

Types of Electric/Hybrid

ŠKODA has both plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its line-up.

    All-electric An all-electric vehicle (EV) uses a battery pack and electric motor to provide power, instead of an internal combustion engine. Most modern EVs have a range of 100-300 miles, and must be connected to an electrical power supply to charge.
    Plug-in hybrid A plug-in hybrid vehicle features a battery and electric motor which can provide all-electric power over short distances, as well as a boost to the engine during acceleration. It must be plugged into an electrical power source to charge the battery.


    What does PHEV stand for?


    PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

    What is a plug-in hybrid?


    A plug-in hybrid is a vehicle that is powered by a combustion engine in combination with an electric motor. This is powered by a battery pack, and plug-in hybrids must be connected to an electrical source for the battery to recharge.

    Where can I charge my electric car?


    There are many free electric car charge points in the UK, often located in supermarkets, shopping centres, car parks, hotels and sometimes service stations.

    You can find your local charging points by visiting https://www.zap-map.com.​

    How much does it cost to run an electric car?


    ​Electric vehicles typically costs between 2-4p per mile to run. Costs depend on your electricity provider and their tariffs.

    What is regenerative braking?


    Electric vehicles typically costs between 2-4p per mile to run. Costs depend on your electricity provider and their tariffs.

    How often do hybrid batteries need replacing?


    The batteries in hybrid cars are designed to last for at least 100,000 miles – some even last 150,000 miles. If you’re the original owner of the vehicle, you’re unlikely to have to replace the battery due to regular wear and tear.

    What are alternative fuels?


    Alternative fuels are any fuels that aren’t petrol or diesel. These include electricity, as well as hydrogen cell and biofuel.

    Do hybrid cars cost more to maintain?


    Routine maintenance is no more expensive on hybrid vehicles than on those running solely on a combustion engine.

    Can I charge my electric car at home?


    There are a couple of options for home charging. Some vehicles can be plugged into a regular domestic socket, but a faster way of charging is by having a home wallbox installed.

    What is the best hybrid car?


    The best hybrid car for you depends on your particular needs and circumstances. Browse our ŠKODA electric range to find the model that suits you best.

    What is the best used hybrid car to buy?


    Again, the best used hybrid for your needs is a very subjective choice. Chat to our sales team today for help with finding the perfect used hybrid car.

    How do I charge my hybrid car?


    Self-charging hybrids do not need to be connected to a power source to charge, so there’s no need to do anything. With a plug-in or electric car, simply connect the vehicle to any compatible charging point using the cable provided.

    How does a hybrid car save energy?


    ​Hybrid cars use technologies such as Start/Stop and regenerative braking to help save energy.

    What is an electric car?


    Hybrid cars use technologies such as Start/Stop and regenerative braking to help save energy.

    How does an electric car work?


    Electric vehicles use a large battery pack, which powers an electric motor, which in turn propels the car. They must be plugged into an electrical source in order to recharge the battery.

    Are electric cars worth it?


    Electric vehicles have many benefits. Not only do they help to reduce pollution, they are also inexpensive to run, costing around 2-4p per mile, depending on your energy tariff. Many come with advanced technology too.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Yes – EVs don’t produce any CO2 emissions, and because they’re near-silent, they also help to reduce noise pollution.

    What electric cars are available?


    A range of ŠKODA electric cars is available here at Station Garages. View the available models here or chat to our sales team to learn more about the line-up.

    Should I buy an electric car?


    The UK government is planning to ban the sale of new combustion vehicles as early as 2030, so buying an electric car will ensure you’re prepared for this. It could also save you money in the long term thanks to cheaper running and maintenance costs.

    Are all electric cars automatic?


    Most electric cars only have one gear, and therefore drive like an automatic car. Hybrid options are available with automatic and manual transmission, depending on the model.

    How far can an electric car go?


    Electric vehicles are now being engineered to go further than ever. The ŠKODA Octavia iV, for example, is a PHEV with an electric range of 43 miles, while the Enyaq iV is an EV with a range of 333 miles.

    How many miles can an electric car go?


    The number of miles an electric or hybrid car can go depends on the make and model. The ŠKODA Octavia iV PHEV has an electric range of 43 miles, for example, while the Enyaq iV EV has a range of 333 miles.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    Charge times depend on the make and model, as well as the type of charger the vehicle is connected to. Rapid (DC) charging points charge the battery quicker than AC points, such as those found in home wallboxes. The ENYAQ takes 38 minutes to charge from 10-80% DC using the optimal 125kw charger.