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While Tesla might own a lot of the fame in the electric car market, there’s quite the range of electric cars available today, and plenty to choose from at cinch. Explore the options and discover which benefits you could take advantage of, including zero-emissions, lower running costs and slower depreciation.
If you’re new to EVs (so much potential bundled up into a two-letter nickname), take a look at our electric vehicle FAQ and browse our full range here. They’re available to purchase or finance, and we even deliver to your door.
EV technology is older than you think! Toyota released the Prius - the world's first hybrid electric car - back in 1997
So many EV acronyms and new terms…what do they mean?
Electric vehicle, a fully electric car such as a Tesla (Also known as BEV).
Battery electric vehicle (Also known as pure EV) like a Tesla or Nissan Leaf.
Hybrid-electric vehicle, no plugging in, the battery is charged by the engine.
Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle, both petrol and electric and you can top-up by plugging in.
The car's battery capacity (basically, the amount of energy the car can store) the higher the number generally the more miles you’ll do between charge.
How many miles the manufacturer says it will travel on a full charge.
The type of battery used to power an EV and other cool stuff like your smartphone.
Internal combustion engine (the engine in a petrol or diesel car).