Deciding whether an electric vehicle is right for you…

Electric vehicle technology continues to improve at a rapid rate and unless you undertake large distances then there is a great chance that an electric vehicle could be right for you. With more and more electric vehicles taking to the road each day, they are less becoming ‘the future’ and more ‘the present’. So much so, there are already more electric charging points than fuel stations in the UK and there are very few manufacturers who are yet to adopt an EV into their vehicle range. 

Just a couple of years ago, it would have been unthinkable for high performance vehicles such as the Ford Mustang to have an electric counterpart, but this is now a reality with the sleek and modern Mustang Mach-E.

What do I need for an electric car?

You can drive an electric car with a standing driving license, and you don't need any futher qualifications to drive one. Apart from the fact there is no combustion engine, they are virtually identical to petrol and diesel cars on the road.

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How do electric cars drive?

Electric cars drive just like combustion engine vehicles, apart the fact they are much quieter and more eco-friendly. Drivers of EVs alos report that their cars are much smoother than fuel-powered cars, and many are often quicker to accelerate.

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The flat battery fear of electric vehicles

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Charging my electric car at home

60% of the population have off-street parking and even more, 84% of car owners have off-street parking. Which means the chances of being able to charge your car at home is high. Having a dedicated home charger installed (which is only a small initial outlay to help save money in the long run), is the most common way of charging.

A dedicated charging point will provide the fastest possible charging speeds, typically between 10 and 30 miles of range per hour when plugged in. You will also be safe in the knowledge the charging point has built-in safety features.

Charging my electric car at work

Just like when you’re at home, your car is often parked at work for prolonged periods of time meaning a great opportunity to charge or top up the battery of your car. Many organisations are now installing charging stations for employees and visitors as a perk and these charging points are almost always the same as the one at home. So yes, you will have to take your charging cable with you; but there’s nothing else to it.

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