As the name suggests, an electric vehicle or EV runs completely on electricity. There’s no petrol or diesel powering the engine – in fact, there’s no engine at all. That’s because EVs run on an electric motor that you can charge at home, or at an electric car charging point.
EVs have far lower carbon emissions than traditional petrol and diesel engines, which means they’re better for the environment. And they can even be zero emission if they’re powered by 100% green electricity.
A plug-in hybrid vehicle, or PHEV, works by combining a traditional petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. This means that PHEVs can be plugged in and charged from mains power, just like EVs – but they’ll need petrol or diesel to run for long distances.
PHEVs have lower carbon emissions than traditional combustion engines, but they’re not as green as EVs.
Yes, while electric cars are more expensive to buy than traditional cars, they can help you save money long term because you don’t have to pay:
You can save money on electric vehicle charging with our Fully Charged bundle, which offers discounted electricity rates, a home charge point from Rolec, and half price EV charging on the Electric Highway.
You can charge your EV easily at home, or at one of our public electric charging points.
Charging your EV at home is convenient and cost effective – you can just plug it in and leave it to charge overnight. You’ll need to install a wall unit charge point, but you can get a government grant to help with the installation cost.
It depends on the type of EV charger you use – slow, fast, or rapid – and the size of your battery:
Most new electric cars have a range of around 300 – 400 Km although some can go up to 500 km on one charge, and this will only improve as EV technology advances.
Again, the battery life of an EV will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Most manufacturers offer 8 years warranty for their batteries.
Again, the battery life of an EV will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Most manufacturers offer an eight year or 100,000 mile warranty for their EV batteries.
All EV battery lives get shorter over time, but there’s much less wear and tear than with traditional engines because there are less moving parts.
At our various stations covering major highways and Metros cities.