If you are thinking of switching to an electric vehicle (EV) as part of your commitment to a green and sustainable lifestyle, carry on reading so you can find out more before you decide on an EV for your next car.
How can I find out if an EV would suit my lifestyle?
To start with, you’ll want to think about your driving habits and understand the practicalities of owning an electric car.
- How far can electric cars go? Many EVs today can do more than 200 miles on a single charge. That’s a lot of pick-ups, drop-offs and work commutes if you consider that the average car trip in 2019 was 8.4 miles, according to the National Travel Survey.
- How long does it take to charge an electric car? This depends on a few things, like the size of your car’s battery and the type of charging station you’ll be using at home or on the go. Fast home chargers can charge your battery overnight, while using a rapid charger when you’re out and about will give you up to 80% charge in 20 to 40 minutes.
We’ve teamed up with electric car experts elmo who have built a fun way for you to decide if you’re suitable for driving an electric car. All you need to do is enter some information about your driving habits and they’ll give you an indication if you should do some extra research into your green driving journey.
What you need to know
Want to learn more about green driving?
Is now a good time to buy an electric car?
You may want to start driving in a more environmentally friendly way, but you might also want to wait before making an investment in an electric car. Will we see super batteries and futuristic charging points? Or are we already spoilt for choice with today’s advanced options?
How fast will battery technology evolve?
It’s almost impossible to discuss electric cars without mentioning new battery technology, but is it all hype or true potential worth waiting for?
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