Guidance for Electric Vehicles
Most common questions people ask before they decide to buy an electric vehicle.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Charging times can vary greatly depending the charger output and the size of the battery within the car.
How far does an electric car drive?
This depends on several factors. The main one is the size of the battery within the car.
What is the difference between an electric car and car plug-in hybrid?
Both cars have to plug in to a charging station to refill the battery however an electric car solely relies on battery power with no back-up.
What is a self-charging hybrid?
A self-charging hybrid will use battery power for speeds lower than approx. 10MPH. Mainly used for taking off from a standing start at traffic lights for example. Unlike a PHEV that can make a trip only using the battery, a self-charging hybrid cannot operate without an internal combustion engine.
Is it ok to charge my electric car in the rain?
Yes. All electric cars are fitted with the latest safety equipment to protect the owner and anyone nearby the car under all weather conditions.
Are electric cars dangerous in a crash?
All electric cars must undergo the same vigorious tests all internal combustion engine cars are put through inturn meeting the same standards. So electric cars are just as safe as all other cars.
What is the life expectancy of a battery in an electric car?
The average life of a battery is approx. 200,000 miles reported by Consumer Reports. However there are stories of Tesla in USA with up to 500,000 miles and have not had any issues with the battery pack. Tesla CEO Elon Musk claim Tesla batteries can last for 1 million miles.