Go Green in
2020 with Leven
Driven by aspirations
We are Scotland's number one destination for hybrid and electric vehicles
With the up-and-coming proposed Edinburgh low emissions zone, which other cities plan on following, we’re here to future-proof you and keep you moving!
Across our 10 dealerships, we have access to many different manufacturers, and that's how we can offer a fantastic range of electric and hybrid models, ranging from the typical every day city car to high-performance supercars. You really can save both the planet and money off your fuel bill, whilst having fun!
The Leven Car Company are lucky to have a number of industry leading electric/hybrid vehicles across our franchises. For example, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK’s best selling plug in hybrid and the all-new Kia e-Niro has an outstanding all-electric range of 282 miles. Our Specialist Cars division also have green cars to offer, ranging from the BMW i8 to the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid, we've got you covered!
Our fully trained team are on hand to help guide you through the process of purchasing a ‘Green’ car, and are more than happy to answer any queries that you may have.
Watch the video above to find why you should make the change today, and discover why we are the most experienced and knowledgable company to go green with.
Browse through the tabs below to discover your perfect next car, whether that be a mild hybrid or a fully Electric Vehicle, we have a car to suit your every needs!
What are the benefits of going green?
In simple terms, energy is stored in a large battery, which drives a powerful electric motor. To charge it, simply plug it into a home charge point, or a public charger when you're out and about, and the car will take care of the rest. Plug it in at home, and you wake up every morning with a 'full tank'* The car then drives on battery power alone, there is no need to add petrol or diesel. It can even add charge to the battery while you are driving by recovering energy that would normally be lost - when braking for example.
*Based on charging using a 7kW charger
There are many substantial benefits to owning a battery-electric car.
Here are just a few reasons to Stop Wondering.
Cheap to run:
Luckily, being kind to the environment is also good for your wallet - electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel, so your journey may cost less than a third of what it would in a combustion-engined car.
There are no exhaust emissions from the tailpipe of an electric vehicle - in fact, it doesn't even have a tailpipe - this is particularly helpful for imporving air quality in urban areas.
Charge at home:
Another major perk is home charging. Imagine waking up every day with a 'full tank'. Just plug in when you get home, and your car takes care of the rest.
Of course, electric cars are incredibly quiet inside, making for a relaxing atmosphere. Driving is easy, too, because electric motors produce maximum torque at all revs, so acceleration is instant.
In terms of how you use it, a self-charging hybrid car works just like a conventional car - there is no need to plug in - simply fill up with petrol at the pumps, and off you go! So what does hybrid mean? It's pretty simple, along with a petrol or diesel engine, hybrid cars also have an electric motor that is powered by a small battery. The aim of the electric motor is to assist the engine and occasionally drive very short distances on battery power - as opposed to driving long distances on battery power alone as a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric vehicle would.
The battery is charged by recovering energy that would otherwise be wasted - when slowing down for example. The battery then feeds this energy to the electric motor to help with acceleration or to drive the car at low speeds. This means lower emissions, better fuel economy and more money to spend on the things you enjoy. Great!
Hybrid and electric cars are most commonly charged at home but can be charged at work, or at thousands of public chargers, such as at supermarkets or service stations.