ELECTRIC EXPLAINED Commercial motorists looking to make the change to electric driving can find all the key information needed to make a seamless switch detailed on this page. Get started today.

Explore our

Electric Range

Discover the full range of exciting new electric vehicles from MAXUS.

The Benefits Of Buying Electric

Making the change to electric motoring offers a number of benefits, both to you and the environment. All-electric models emit zero harmful CO2 emissions, meaning there is less impact on the world around you, and also do not rely on fossil fuels in order to run. In addition, the costs associated with driving are far more affordable, with electricity costs lower compared to petrol and diesel. Plus, you will be exempt from a number of other fees such as road tax and congestion charges - amounts that become costly when running a fleet of models.

Key Benefits Include:

Electric and hybrid models offer many advantages when compared to traditional combustion engine models, namely:

GREENER By emitting zero - or low levels of - CO2, these vehicles have less harmful impact on the environment around us.
Faster Instant torque is delivered by the electric motor, helping you achieve higher speeds in faster times.
CHEAPER TO RUN Electricity costs are a fraction of petrol and diesel, while there are no road tax and congestion charges to pay.
MORE CONVENIENT TO OWN With fewer moving components found in a combustion engine, maintenance issues are reduced.
SOON TO BE CHEAPER TO BUY OR LEASE Having more models on the market is driving prices down, making them more affordable to purchase.

Types Of Electric/Hybrid Models Explained

Find out more about the various options available when switching to electric/hybrid motoring.

    Mild-hybrid Mild-hybrid models are those vehicles that do not require plugging in in order to charge the battery. Instead, they make use of such technology as regenerative braking, which helps convert energy normally lost during braking into an electrical charge for the battery.
    Plug-in hybrid Plug-in hybrid vehicles feature a higher capacity battery compared to mild-hybrid options and require plugging into a suitable outlet to charge. The result is that the model can then operate in all-electric mode for a limited number of miles - often more than the daily commuting needs.
    Electric Electric models are the most efficient of the lot, powered solely by a battery motor that is charged at private and public charging points. These vehicles offer incredible range and zero emissions driving, as well as cost effective running costs, making them the future of motoring.

    Scotland's Charging Points

    • Fife (93)
    • Clackmannanshire (19)
    • Falkirk (41)
    • East Dunbartonshire (24)
    • E.Stirling (68)
    • West Dunbartonshire (24)
    • Inverclyde (22)
    • Renfrewshire (63)
    • Glasgow City (189)
    • Pert &Kinross (100)
    • East Renfrewshire (23)
    • North Lanarkshire (84)
    • West Lothian (43)
    • City of Edinburgh (117)
    • East Lothian (103)
    • Midlothian (38)
    • South Lanarkshire (82)
    • East Ayrshire (44)
    • North Ayrshire (39)
    • Orkney Islands (32)
    • Highland (152)
    • Moray (32)
    • Aberdeenshire (81)
    • Angus (60)
    • Dundee City (103)
    • South Ayrshire (39)
    • Dumfries & Galloway (81)
    • Argyll & Bute (69)
    • Na h-Eileanan Siar (24)
    • Scottish Borders (41)

    Electric Vehicle FAQs

    It’s understandable that you may have some queries about switching to electric/hybrid vehicles. That’s why we’re delighted to present our frequently asked questions below.

    Where can I charge my vehicle?


    A huge network of public charging points is available throughout Scotland and continues to grow. From petrol stations to supermarkets - plus home charging points - you’re never too far from the ideal solution. 

    How efficient are electric vehicles compared to standard diesel/petrol vehicles?


    Very. In fact, the cost of electricity to charge an electric vehicle is a fraction of petrol/diesel fuel. Plus, the range of these models continues to grow, and there’s fewer fees such as road tax and congestion charges to pay. 

    How does an electric vehicle work?


    Quite simply, you plug the battery into a suitable charging point. Once ready, the battery provides all the power necessary for moving the vehicle and powering the features throughout. There’s zero CO2 emissions and instant torque also available. 

    How quick does an electric vehicle charge?


    This depends on the vehicle and the charging solution being used, with public charging points offering a faster charge than domestic options. Full details can be provided by a member of our team. 

    Does a hybrid vehicle need fuel?


    Yes. Hybrid vehicles still have a combustion engine that requires petrol/diesel fuel. The electric battery in these models is complementary to the engine.

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? If you're looking for your next vehicle, our teams across the country will be happy to assist to help meet and exceed your requirements. Click on the link below to get in contact with your local retailer.