The Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Range from Wessex Garages

Less fuel. Reduced tax. Lower emissions. Our electric and hybrid vehicles can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint, all without compromising on style and practicality.

Find the right EV for you by using our EV Car Matcher tool. Make sure whatever you choose meets all your needs which is why we’re offering an extended 48-hour test drive*.

Take The Car Matcher Quizor call 0117 332 2646

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48 Hour Test Drive Terms & Conditions.

All drivers must be over 30 and have held a valid, current and full licence for more than five years with no more than eight penalty points, and no more than 2 accidents or fault claims in the last 3 years. Insurance on the vehicle is provided for the driver. All persons must satisfy the insurance criteria, provide a driving licence and sign a separate insurance agreement. In the event of an accident, the driver is responsible for any excess charges on all claims which will be detailed in the policy document that both the driver and Retailer team member are required to sign. The driver’s credit/debit card account number is given to the Retailer for the purpose of allowing payment to the Retailer of any fines or charges mentioned in these terms and conditions, including the cost of any fuel needed to refill the vehicle upon collection. Subject to availability. Not all derivatives or engines will be available for test drive. If the driver’s model of choice is not available, the driver will be offered an alternative. Retailers reserve the right to prevent participants from taking part if they believe that the participant is not fit to drive. 48 hours commence from the time of vehicle collection.

48 Hour Test Drive Terms & Conditions.

All drivers must be over 30 and have held a valid, current, and full licence for more than five years with no more than eight penalty points, and no more than 2 accidents or fault claims in the last 3 years. Insurance on the vehicle is provided for the driver. All persons must satisfy the insurance criteria, provide a driving licence and sign a separate insurance agreement. In the event of an accident, the driver is responsible for any excess charges on all claims which will be detailed in the policy document that both the driver and Retailer team member are required to sign. The driver’s credit/debit card account number is given to the Retailer for the purpose of allowing payment to the Retailer of any fines or charges mentioned in these terms and conditions, including the cost of any fuel needed to refill the vehicle upon collection. Subject to availability. Not all derivatives or engines will be available for a test drive. If the driver’s model of choice is not available, the driver will be offered an alternative. Retailers reserve the right to prevent participants from taking part if they believe that the participant is not fit to drive. 48 hours commence from the time of vehicle collection.

All You Need To Know About Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles contribute towards the reduction of pollution and are becoming increasingly popular. Here at Wessex Garages, we have you covered. We are one of the biggest stockists of electric vehicles in Wales and the Southwest and can provide you with expert knowledge.

Which electric car should I buy?

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There are some things to consider when choosing an electric car such as charging, emissions, and road tax. 

We want to make sure that you choose the car that’s best suited to you and your needs.

Take our car matcher quiz today to find out which EV car best suits your lifestyle. 

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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

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This all depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point. Charging can take anywhere between 30-minutes and 12-hours. A typical electric car with a 60kWh battery would take 8-hours to fully charge the car’s battery from empty to full when using a 7kWh charging point.

The majority of electric car drivers never charge their battery from empty. They normally top up the batteries' power regularly which would speed up the charging process. This would mean hooking up the battery through the day when parked at work or a shopping center or charging your car overnight. The majority of electric cars can be charged within 35-minutes with a 50kWh charging point to provide a range of up to 100-miles.

Electric charging at home?

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You can buy a home charging point as this offers the best solution to charging your electric vehicle at home. It offers a faster and safer solution to charging your battery and offers the flexibility to charging your car's battery overnight. You can use a standard 3-pin plug with an EVSE cable (electric vehicle supply equipment) to charge your car but this is not recommended as a permanent solution, this should be only used when no other option is available.

What electric home charging point grants are there?

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There is an OLEV Grant (office for law emission vehicle) is available for home charging solutions. The grant's name is ‘Electric Vehicle Homecharging Scheme (EVHS), as the name suggests it’s to provide financial relief to the cost of adding a home charging point to your home. This grant currently provides up to £500 off the cost of the purchase and the installation of a home charging point. 

You can claim for a 1-charging point per eligible vehicle but you are only allowed up to 2 eligible vehicles per household. If you live in Scotland you are able to get access to an additional grant, this is up to another £300. This grant is available through the Energy Savings Trust Scotland.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with our Online Navigators today by calling 0117 332 2646 or use live chat

48 Hour Test Drive Terms & Conditions.

All drivers must be over 30 and have held a valid, current and full licence for more than five years with no more than eight penalty points, and no more than 2 accidents or fault claims in the last 3 years. Insurance on the vehicle is provided for the driver. All persons must satisfy the insurance criteria, provide a driving licence and sign a separate insurance agreement. In the event of an accident, the driver is responsible for any excess charges on all claims which will be detailed in the policy document that both the driver and Retailer team member are required to sign. The driver’s credit/debit card account number is given to the Retailer for the purpose of allowing payment to the Retailer of any fines or charges mentioned in these terms and conditions, including the cost of any fuel needed to refill the vehicle upon collection. Subject to availability. Not all derivatives or engines will be available for test drive. If the driver’s model of choice is not available, the driver will be offered an alternative. Retailers reserve the right to prevent participants from taking part if they believe that the participant is not fit to drive. 48 hours commence from the time of vehicle collection.