Hippo Leasing have been trading in Lancashire since 1906. Should you choose to visit our showroom in Blackburn, you will find our range of electric and hynbrid vehicles unbeatable value. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) – This type of EV is powered by both petrol and electricity. Plug-in hybrids have a larger battery that can be charged using mains electricity This allows you to drive further on just electric power before the engine kicks in. Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (E_REV) – These have a plug-in battery pack, electric motor and an internal combustion engine. The engine is only there to generate electricity when the battery is depleted. Lastly, of course, the 100% Electric Vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Tesla Model S and BMW i3.