Do you know the truth about Electric Vehicles (EVs)?

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The UK Government are making it clear that they want to encourage everyone to transfer to electric vehicles (EVs). But what does that mean for those used to petrol and diesel cars? There is a lot of confusion over how EVs work, their battery range and speed of charging units, so here we discuss some key misconceptions about EVs.

There are a limited number of charging units available

With green initiatives aiding the cost of charge point installations, and all new builds from this year onwards being required to have charging units installed (including public and commercial car parks), you will see a visible increase in charging units popping up across the UK. There are also rapid charging units increasing in number across the UK. The UK local authorities are also funded to provide more public charging units from this year; further benefiting the increase in accessible charging points.

Charging units away from home are also needed less now than when EVs were first released; mainly due to the quicker charging speed. EVs can be charged overnight at your home, or some of the latest models take as little as half an hour to charge between 50-100%!

The battery range of an EV is limited

Most electric vehicles have a battery range of 200+ miles. With the majority of journeys in England being less than 100 miles, there seems little reason for concern. There are even some latest models which have a range of over 270 miles, and constant research will mean we see a greater development in this over time. There is also no evidence to suggest that an EV’s battery life is any different/ shorter than a petrol or diesel car.

Electric vehicles are too expensive

Whilst there are implications of buying an EV and charging unit, the long-term financial benefits are evident when considering the cost of petrol, related costs regarding travel into London and insurance costs. Electricity is considerably cheaper than the previously mentioned costs related to cars.

There are also grants available to help with the costs and very reasonable warranties to help the long-term costs associated with cars.

There are also lots of misconceptions about EV charging units, which we have discussed in our blog “Why wouldn’t you want an EV charging point?”

Do you have a question regarding EVs and their charging units?
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Information for this blog was researched from the UK Government website. You can find out more about EV misconceptions here.

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