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Top 5 Best Family Electric Cars

Thanks to the boom in requests for electric cars, they are now available in all shapes and sizes to meet the requirements of an ever-increasing number of customers. Producing zero emissions, low noise, and qualifying for a road tax exemption, electric cars also prove to be a good investment for…
Written by Lucrezia | 4min read
09-Mar-2022

New and Returning Motability Customers to Get One Off Discount

With the everyday cost of living rising every year, Motability has introduced a £250 “new vehicle” one-off payment to its customers, hoping this will attract new and returning customers when it comes to purchasing a new accessible vehicle. Customers new to the Motability scheme…
Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read
28-Feb-2022

Brief History of Electric Cars

In 1832, Robert Anderson, a Scottish inventor, produced the first fully electric vehicle. It was designed more like a carriage than a car due to the evolution from the horse and carriage which was their usual mode of transport. The carriage was powered by non-rechargeable power cells so when the…
Written by Lois | 4.5 min read
28-Feb-2022

How Much Does It Cost to Run an Electric Car?

Just like with regular petrol or diesel cars, the cost of running an electric vehicle will depend on its make, model, and specifics, in addition to variables like which type of charger you’re using, where are you charging the car and what speed is your charger. Generally speaking, the overall…
Written by Lucrezia | 3 min read
21-Feb-2022

How To Read UK Number Plates

Why Do We Have Vehicle Registration Plates? You may think a number plate is made of random letters and numbers, but that's not entirely true. There is in fact some logic to every car number plate. This blog will explain how to read a UK number plate and why each vehicle needs one.  Since…
Written by Lois | 4 min read
21-Feb-2022

How do Plug-in Hybrids Work?

What Does ‘Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles’ Mean? Plug-in hybrid cars, known as PHEVs, are powered by an electric motor and an internal combustion engine (ICE). Their battery can be recharged whilst using a plug-in charging point and whilst driving. When the battery runs empty, the…
Written by Lois | 4 min read
16-Feb-2022

New Highway Code Rules for 2022: Everything You Need to Know

The new Highway Code rule changes resulted from a public consultation that took place between July and October 2020 to improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders alike. The consultation saw 20,000 respondents among the general public, businesses, and organisations who voted in…
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
15-Feb-2022

Charging Times for Electric Cars

Charging times are essential when it comes to switching to electric cars. You want to charge your car with the same efficiency as filling one up with fuel. Charging times highly depend on your electric car’s battery size and on the power of the charging point.  Simply put, the larger your…
Written by Lois│7 min read
14-Feb-2022

Electric Car Maintenance and Servicing Explained

Research has shown that a great advantage of electric cars compared to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) ones is that they have fewer parts to wear and that service and maintenance can cost up to 30% less than traditional petrol or diesel cars. With fewer parts to wear (most units are made of less…
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
11-Feb-2022

Electric Charging Points across the UK

As electric vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly popular, the availability of charging points is crucial. Knowing where your nearest charging point is will ensure that you never run out of battery.  Across the UK, in over 15,500 locations, there are more than 42,000 charging points. It comes…
Written by Lois | 4 min read
28-Jan-2022

Do Electric Cars Need an MOT?

A question that many of our customers have been asking is whether electric vehicles need an MOT. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t escape an MOT despite the many benefits of switching to an electric car. Like any other petrol and diesel vehicle, EVs also need to pass an MOT to be deemed…
Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
28-Jan-2022

Pros & Cons of Electric Cars

The electric car market is becoming more and more relevant, for both car manufacturers and consumers alike. In fact, those who wish to upgrade their cars and make a more sustainable choice will need to evaluate all the pros and cons of electric cars, not just from an economic point of view, but also…
Written by Lucrezia | 10 min read
21-Jan-2022

Types of Electric Cars: A No Frills Guide

With an estimate of over 1M electric vehicles recorded on the road last year in the UK and electric cars amounting to 11.6% of vehicle sales (a booming 76% increase compared to 2020); the electric revolution is so much closer than you think. Here at Perrys, we have put together a guide to walk you…
Written by Lucrezia | 7 min read
21-Jan-2022

How do All Electric Cars Work?

There are currently an estimate of 370,000 All Electric Cars on the road in the UK. This number is set to rapidly increase over the next few years thanks to the development of modern technology. All Electric Vehicles, such as the Ford Mustang Mach e, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and the Kia EV6, are powered by…
Written by Lois | 8 min read
21-Jan-2022

Preparing your Car for Part Exchange

When you are considering purchasing a new car, whether brand new or just new to you, one of your first thoughts may be, 'How much can I get for my current car?' as you may be relying on the funds from your current vehicle to afford your new car. If you have a car, or even a van, to part…
Written by Perrys | 4 min read
17-Jan-2022

What is the best van to buy?

When the time comes to upgrade your van or purchase a commercial vehicle for the very first time, you need to ensure the van is suitable to your needs. One of the main things to consider is the load type. You need to ask yourself the following questions: Are you transporting heavy or oversized…
Written by Perrys | 5 min read
23-Nov-2021

Benefits of a 7 seater car

If you have a large family, enjoy going on outdoor adventures or often travel as a group, you might want to consider a 7 seater car. There are a wide range of 7 seaters on the market, all with innovative technology and no compromise on style or design. 7 seater cars are becoming increasingly…
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
22-Oct-2021

Watch: Mustang Mach-E Deep Dive

Mustang Mach-E Deep Dive Ford first launched the Mustang onto the market back in 1964 and since then we have seen six generations of the model before the release of the Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s first all-electric SUV, towards the end of 2020. The Ford Mustang Mach-E was to revolutionise the…
Written by Perrys | 7 min read
22-Jun-2021