Hybrid and Electric Car Service

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Electric Car Service in Colchester, Essex

Looking for electric vehicle (EV) repair near you? Our workshops are continuously trained by Bosch on the latest technology –including safety, engineering and components. All Trans Autos Ltd have the capability to carry out all hybrid and electric vehicle repairs, maintenance and electric car service. We have several Technicians already qualified with the IMI Hybrid and Electric Vehicle qualification.

Due to the nature of electric vehicles and the power generated in the batteries, it is advised to only have qualified EV mechanics to carry out electric car repairs, maintenance and electric car service. A Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) is a motor vehicle which combines a conventional combustion engine and an electric propulsion system. The most common type of Hybrid Electric Vehicles are cars, whilst there are some busses and motorbikes in existence as well.

Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle’s kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use an internal combustion engine to turn an electrical generator, which either recharges the vehicle’s batteries or directly powers its electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor-generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the engine at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system.

Full hybrid, sometimes also called a strong hybrid, is a vehicle that can run only on a combustion engine, only on an electric motor, or a combination of both. A large, high-capacity battery pack is needed for battery-only operation.

Plug in Hybrid

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), also known as a plug-in hybrid, is a hybrid electric vehicle with rechargeable batteries. They can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external power source.

A PHEV shares the characteristics of both a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, having an electric motor and an internal combustion engine; and of an all-electric vehicle, also having a plug to connect to the electrical grid. PHEVs have a much larger all-electric range as compared to conventional gasoline-electric hybrids, and eliminate “range anxiety”. The combustion engine works as a backup when the batteries are depleted.

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Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Servicing FAQ’s

How often do hybrid batteries need replacing?

The batteries in modern hybrids are designed to last for at least 100,000 miles. Some might even make it to 150,000 or more

Can you service electric and hybrid vehicles?

Yes, we can! All Trans Autos Ltd have IMI qualified technicians on hybrid and fully electric vehicles.

What is the cost of a service on my hybrid vehicle?

The cost of servicing costs for a hybrid vehicle would about the same as a conventional vehicle. The same checks need to be carried out on the engine and must be serviced the same as a conventional vehicle. The costs to service a fully electrical vehicle would be considerably less, because there are so many models and makes call us for a specific quote.

Do you carry out repairs on hybrid and electric vehicles?

Yes, we do! All Trans Autos Ltd have IMI Hybrid and Electric vehicle qualified technicians able to carry out servicing and repairs on your hybrid and fully electric vehicle.

What if my battery runs out of charge?

If the battery runs out of charge on your hybrid vehicle, it will divert to using the engine. Provided you have fuel in the tank you will carry on without noticing any difference. If your fully electric vehicle runs out of charge it will stop.