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Electric & Hybrid at Unity Automotive

Why Go Electric or Hybrid?

The fight to slow climate change is on, and many manufacturers are doing their bit by providing cleaner vehicles. Now’s your chance to make a difference – to the planet and to your wallet – by choosing an electric or hybrid car. Learn more today with Unity Automotive.

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The Benefits to You

Choosing an Electric or Hybrid car has a positive impact on the environment - but it has benefits to motorists too.

Thanks to lower running and maintenance costs, they're cheaper to own compared to a petrol or diesel car. Plus, many of them offer a more dynamic drive, due to the instant torque produced by the electric motor.


Where Can I Charge?

Charge your vehicle up at home using a dedicated wallbox, or plug it in to any of the public charging points available at shopping centres, supermarkets, fuel stations and more.

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Why By From Us?

Your Vehicles. Your Way.

Anywhere. With locations in Oxford, Coventry, Leicester and Tredington, we at Unity Automotive are well-placed to help customers across the West Midlands with their electric and hybrid vehicle needs. With extensive knowledge of electric technology and a range of high-quality cars, we’ll help you make the switch to cleaner driving.

Electric Vehicles Explained

Electric vehicles come in a variety of forms, so it’s worth knowing how each option works before making your choice. Below, we’ve provided a brief explanation of the types available. ​​​​

Mild hybrid

A mild hybrid vehicle is powered by a petrol or diesel engine, but also has an electric motor, which provides a boost to acceleration and helps to reduce emissions when cruising. The electric motor isn’t large enough to power the car on its own, and is charged by the combustion engine.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs) have both a combustion engine and an electric motor. They can run on electric-only power, petrol or diesel-only, or a combination of both. The battery pack needs to be plugged in to charge it up.

Full Hybrid

A full or self-charging hybrid uses a small battery and electric motor to support the main petrol or diesel engine. It has the same function as in a mild hybrid system, but there is often the capacity to travel a handful of miles on electric-only power.


Electric cars don’t have a petrol or diesel engine at all, replacing it with a rechargeable battery pack and electric motor. The battery must be plugged in to charge it up, and it powers the motor which then turns the wheels. These vehicles are the cleanest option, as they emit no CO2 or NOx.

FAQs - Lots of our customers have questions when it comes to choosing an electric or hybrid car. Here, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked.​​

Unity Automotive FAQsWhat is the best electric car?

The best electric car for you depends on your specific needs and preferences. There are different powertrains, body styles and specifications available here at Unity Automotive, and our advisors will be happy to help you choose the option that suits you best.​

Unity Automotive FAQsHow long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charge times depend on the powertrain of your vehicle and the type of charging point being used. A domestic wallbox, for example, typically has a lower output than a public charging station, meaning it’ll take longer to charge the car. ​

Unity Automotive FAQsHow far can an electric car go?

The range of your electric car depends on the make and model you choose, as well as how you drive it. Chat to our advisors today to learn about your chosen vehicle’s range.

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