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ŠKODA OCTAVIA iV Easy to charge and maintain, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA iV uses advanced technology to help you save money while reducing your carbon footprint.
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Frequently Asked Questions Please see a list below of commonly asked questions and answers regarding Electric & Hybrid Vehicles.

How much does it cost to install a dedicated home charger?

A fully installed home charging point price starts from £449 with the government OZEV grant. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme supports up to 75% of the cost, capped at £350 including VAT, off the installation price.

How to plan a long journey with an Electric Vehicle?

We always recommend checking how far your Electric Vehicle can travel and  to include service centres with en route chargers when planning your journey.

Are Electric cars expensive to run?

The average electricity rate is 17p per kWh, which means you can charge your car for as little as 4p per mile.

What’s the difference between an Electric car and a Hybrid car?

An Electric Car runs on and is charged up with electric. An Hybrid car is powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, hybrid cars don't need to be plugged in to charge the battery. Instead, the battery is charged through regenerative braking and by the internal combustion engine.

Can Electric cars drive through water?

Yes, like all cars electric vehicles are just as safe to drive through “wading depth water ” which is listed in the manufacture hand book.

You can also drive or charge your electric car in the rain.

Can Electric cars go as fast as Non-Electric cars?

Electric cars accelerate much faster than petrol or diesel cars.​ Most modern EVs have a top speed of between 90mph and 120mph. 

Government Electric Car Grants & Incentives

The plug-in car grant can help you save money by knocking up to £2,500 off the upfront cost of a low-emission vehicle. To be eligible for the grant, cars must cost less than £35,000. This is the recommended retail price (RRP), and includes VAT and delivery fees.

Hybrid & Electric Benefits Find out more about the benefits of driving electric-powered car Thinking about buying a hybrid or electric car? Here are just a few benefits as to why you should own an electric-powered car. Reduced Fuel Cost ; The typical electricity rate in the UK is just over 16p per kWh. For a 100 mile range it could cost you under £3.40. Driving an Hybrid or Electric car produces Lower emissions which also means lower road tax and exemption from Congestion Charges.
How to charge Find out how to charge your electric or hybrid vehicle You can charge your electric car at home on a home charging point which can be fully installed from £449 with the government OZEV grant as back up you can use an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment cable for a 3 pin plug socket. Public & Destination Charging - charge your car when parked in public locations, such as the supermarket, gym, cinema, shopping centre's, town-centre car parks and service stations. Destination charging stations usually offer 7kW charging, giving 20-30 miles of range per hour plugged in for full battery electric vehicles (BEVs).