National Grid proposes 5-12 minute charge time The Financial Times is reporting that the National Grid is the first to propose to the government a national network of public, superfast charging stations that will see everyone within 50 miles of a charging station. And in a move to tackle range anxiety they also propose the…
Currently hardly a day does by where this technology isn’t in the news. We are now seeing incredible advances emerging that make these cars truly a viable option for the eco-conscious.
Welcome to the home of hybrid, electric and low emissions cars. Here you’ll find reviews, news and advice from Platts experts, designed to help make researching your next hybrid or electric car easier than ever.
We have a great range of cars using this emerging technology and we can help you navigate your way to doing your bit for the planet.
Electric or Hybrid- Whats The Difference?
These simply use an electric battery powered motor that can be plugged in and charged. They create zero emissions and on the most part produce little to no noise when in use.
These cars are powered by an electric battery-powered motor and standard internal combustion engine, hence the name ‘hybrid’. These naturally use less fuel and have lower emissions than a normal engine, as how the car is powered can be shared between the two components. Plus, in certain models, the internal combustion engine can be used to recharge the batteries.
Which Cars Should I Buy?
Renault Zoe- ‘What Car’ Car Of The Year 2017
Kia Soul EV
The All-New Kia Niro-Hybrid Crossover
The All-New Renault Twizy
Latest Electric and Hybrid News
Every year our manufacturers bring out new cars and revamp the current lineup. We like to keep our customers informed just in case you want to wait for the very latest version of our award winning cars. 2018 sees at least 5 new models coming to our showrooms this year from Jeep, Dacia, Renault and…
What Car 2018 Award Winners A successful night for many of our models at last nights What Car Awards 2018 with award winners from Kia, Dacia Renault and Alfa Romeo models. We are at Platts extremely proud to be associated with all our car franchises and these awards are always great to see. Alfa Romeo Giulia…
The all-new, all electric Renault Zoe with 250 miles range is available now at Platts Renault Stafford from just £14,245. Looking to get your NU67 REG car and want to join the electric revolution then you have no need to look any further than the revolutionary Renault Zoe. Book a trst drive at Platts Renault…
With the new 67 reg car orders coming in fast we thought it would be useful to help buyers consider whether the time is right to ditch the diesel or whether they should still be on your shopping list. With all the media coverage of the electric/hybrid revolution anyone would be forgiven for thinking that…
All new vehicles to be zero emissions by 2040 Sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040, the government is to announce today.The supply of new hybrid vehicles that have an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine will also end in a move that comes after a…