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Electric & e-HYBRID cars

Let us show you the difference between hybrid and electric vehicles :

BEVs – Battery Electric Vehicles

BEVs are powered by electricity alone. They are zero-emission while driving and could come with plenty of money-saving benefits, including tax exemptions. The SEAT Mii, our first ever pure electric car, has already sold out, but why not consider two wheels with our new SEAT MÓ 125 e-scooter?

PHEVs – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid cars combine the power of both a petrol engine and an electric motor. It runs purely on electric power for up to 40 miles, but then transfers to a petrol engine if you need to drive further*. SEAT currently offers the Leon e-HYBRID in both 5 door and estate versions.

MHEVs – Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles

In a mild hybrid car, the petrol engine is supported by an electric motor. The motor allows the car’s engine to switch off when coasting, braking or stopped, and quickly turns it back on when needed. This is offered on the majority of SEAT models, just look out for eTSI in the engine description.

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BEVs – Battery Electric Vehicles

BEVs are powered by electricity alone. They are zero-emission while driving and could come with plenty of money-saving benefits, including tax exemptions. The SEAT Mii, our first ever pure electric car, has already sold out, but why not consider two wheels with our new SEAT MÓ 125 e-scooter?

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PHEVs – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid cars combine the power of both a petrol engine and an electric motor. It runs purely on electric power for up to 40 miles, but then transfers to a petrol engine if you need to drive further*. SEAT currently offers the Leon e-HYBRID in both 5 door and estate versions.

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MHEVs – Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles

In a mild hybrid car, the petrol engine is supported by an electric motor. The motor allows the car’s engine to switch off when coasting, braking or stopped, and quickly turns it back on when needed. This is offered on the majority of SEAT models, just look out for eTSI in the engine description.

Electric or e-Hybrid?

Think about your parking situation and daily mileage.

Click on your situation to see what’s right for you...

Off street parking + Up to 100 miles/day

If you have off street parking, you can use your home energy supply or get a home charging point fitted so you can charge it whenever you like. Perfect!

Off street parking + Over 100 miles/day

You can charge your car at home but if you have a pure electric car, you may have to look at charging points along your usual routes.

No off street parking + Up to 100 miles/day

For an electric car, if you have charging points at work or nearby, it could still work for you, but you may have to share public charging points with other cars. An e-HYBRID would work for you!

No off street parking + Over 100 miles/day

An electric car may not be right for you but to keep your running costs to a minimum, an e-HYBRID would be perfect.

Want to discover more about SEAT e-HYBRID cars?

Please note that some images may not reflect UK specification and some derivatives may not be available to order. Please refer to the brochure and price list.

 

*In general, fuel costs for a petrol car can be three times as much as an electric car. For example, Mii electric costs 3.4 pence per mile (using official WLTP economy figure at 4.24 miles per kWh and electricity cost at 14.4p per kWh). The last model of a petrol Mii 1.0 75PS achieved 10.13 pence per mile (using official NEDC economy of 49.6mpg and petrol at 110.5p per litre). Therefore a 100 mile journey is £3.40 in the Mii electric or £10.13 in an equivalent petrol model.

 

**Today's rapid chargers generate an output of 50kW and in some cases up to 150kW. If an electric car can accept charge that high, it can charge a battery in under an hour.

 

***Figures were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. Mains electricity required for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent all-electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results.

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