Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Vehicles

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Were often asked this …its ‘normal’ electricity that you have in your house.

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From your house with a 3Superb. Nissan Upgrades LEAF Battery Warranty. 2013. Read more ... » pin plug, or an street chargerUK to have Tighter rules for Plug-in Car Grant. Read more ... » yes it really is that simple.

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Yes as of todayAbout Time: Next Nissan Juke may come with range extender technology. Read more ... » you can ask for a 16Uber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » ampUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » wall mounted home chargeJust In! #Renault Zoe #ElectricCar Great Personal Leases!. Read more ... » unit. Be quick as the GovernmentFinally: Mercedes’ first electric car goes on sale. Read more ... » has limited fundingGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » and a cut off dateRenault Zoe EV on sale June in UK from £13,650. Read more ... » of April 2015 or until the funding runs out. You need to have an EV first, once you sign up, you can get it from any electrical installer, read more here.

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This can be confusing at first, I will keep it simple.

They come in 3 basic levels of rate of charge;- (See the Shop)

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22016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... ». Type 2 . This is a cableFinally: Mercedes’ first electric car goes on sale. Read more ... » that fits into chargersRapid EV chargers coming to North East. Read more ... » at motorwayGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » service stationsBreathing batteries for electric cars. Read more ... » (Welcome BreakVideo: #Rapid #Charging setup for #EV at J23 on m25! Can charge battery to 100%!. Read more ... » is one) and charges at 16 amps. This gives 18Good. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... »-20 miles98% of England's motorway network' within 20 miles of electric car . Read more ... » of range added to the battery in 1 hour. This is also the same 16 amps charge rate as a wall mounted home charge unit. BuySo why Am I looking to buy a used Twizy for my London's daily commute? No, I'm not crazy. Read more ... » your cable here.

3. Fast/RapidRapid EV chargers coming to North East. Read more ... » charge This is available at Nissan dealers and IkeaIKEA is to roll out electric car charging points at its 18 UK stores by the end of the year.. Read more ... » stores and Welcome Break service stationsMost Welcome News for EV Drivers: @Ecotricity expands rapid charger network. Read more ... », and at around 70amps can completely charge your car (to 80%) in around 25Electric car for under £13,000: Renault #Zoe #EV option in 2013. Read more ... » minutes.

How far can I driveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » My Electric Car?

On average around 80-90 miles (Nissan /RenaultRenault to double electric car range by 2020. Read more ... » and others say 110 miles plus, but in everyday use 80-90 is more realistic) Your drivingNissan Leaf 2013 Real Life Range - the one you get day to day 😉 - 85 miles WITH 22c heating thanks to climate control. Read more ... » style will also affect the range ,driving an EV does make you a more relaxed driver, and its great seeing how you can increase your range whilst you drive too.

With Ecotricity’s Electric Highway (EcotricityExcellent news: Airport installs Merseyside's first rapid car charging point. Read more ... »’s Electric HighwayFinally a realisation!: Electric car charging points may be ‘in the wrong place’. Read more ... »), its now possible to drive from London#Chargemaster to roll out wireless electric car charging. Read more ... » to Leeds via Welcome BreakUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » service stations and the fast chargeOpen Letter to Source London Charging Network, pleading to improve reliability and support for EV Drivers. Read more ... » networkRapid EV chargers coming to North East. Read more ... » (an ongoing roll out of a nationwide network of fast chargers). Also Have a look at Zap-Map.com – all chargingMore rapid chargers coming to Northumberland. Read more ... » locations in the UKDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... ».

How much does it costJust In! #Renault Zoe #ElectricCar Great Personal Leases!. Read more ... » to charge my electric car at home?

On an overnight cheap tariff around £1.80 ! We do not notice it on our electricity bill at all, and if you have PV (solar panelsFord reveals solar-powered car with sun-tracking technology. Read more ... »)on your roof ,the cost is even less ! We get an income of around £1000 a year from our PV (with the Feed In Tariff paymentsJust In! #Renault Zoe #ElectricCar Great Personal Leases!. Read more ... ») to ‘fuel#Cheapest #Nissan #LEAF in March 2013: "short term" - 2 year lease - £174.95/month+VAT @ 6+23. Read more ... »’ a Nissan LeafNissan Leaf 2013 Real Life Range - the one you get day to day 😉 - 85 miles WITH 22c heating thanks to climate control. Read more ... » for 12Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... »,000 miles costsDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... » around £400 in electricity, so our fuel is on our roof , with £600 in changeThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » !

How much does a public charge cost?

Most do not charge (as in ask for money !!) as the amount in £’s is so small. For example, in the case of Welcome break, with 25 minutes on hand you will probably buy a coffee, in which case Welcome break have earned some money from your spending!

You may require a swipe card to accessTesla takes UK supercharger network to Sainsbury's. Read more ... » the public chargers, most of which are free ,some have a small yearly subscription (around £10).

At Home, overnight you are looking (depending on tariff) About £2.70, to £4USA Breaking Update: Nissan Prices LEAF Battery Replacement at $5,499, New Packs More Heat Durable. Read more ... ».00 Daytime Tariff. (example based on me) To workThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » it out – get KwH Price x Total Battery CapacityMore rapid chargers coming to Northumberland. Read more ... » which is 24Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... » kWhLynn councillors to decide fees for electric vehicles. Read more ... » battery pack – which consists of 48USA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... » modules.. Anyhow you will see it’s about 10p/kwh and you have 24kwh battery = total cost of charge => £2.40Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles. Read more ... »

Will I need to pay the CongestionThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » Charge in London for my electric car or van?

No,electric vehiclesDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... » are 100% Congestion ChargeThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » exempt ,I will happily fill in all the forms for you.

I live over 100 miles away, how can I get to you at Eco Cars?

If you’ve watched the video tour of the car you’d like , and spoken to me, them I’m happy to transport your EV to your doorPreparing for the first "Big Trip". Read more ... » with our 4×4 and trailer. Simple!

delivery of your newVideo: #Rapid #Charging setup for #EV at J23 on m25! Can charge battery to 100%!. Read more ... » electric carI also collect customers from East Midlands Airport (a numberNissan Leaf to Get 25-Mile Range Boost in Cold Weather Due to New Heater Design. Read more ... » of EV’s have gone to IrelandIKEA is to roll out electric car charging points at its 18 UK stores by the end of the year.. Read more ... » and customers have flown in, then driven the EV back to Ireland)

Service costs for an Electric Vehicle?

Very, very low, as there’s no oil, clutches, pistons, spark plugs, belts etc. Most EVsTesla takes UK supercharger network to Sainsbury's. Read more ... » require a yearly check on the brakes, tyres, lights and a pollen filter change (this keeps the inside of the car smelling nice!) All it costs is around £100 for a yearly check over. My Personal EV service on my evmeerkatDumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » cost me £109 and recent Nissan Leaf Service also cost me £109.

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To date I’ve yet to read of any modern EV’s requiring new batteries , most vehicles have a modules set up. The Nissan Leaf consists of 48 modules and each module contains four cells, a total of 192 cells. If the range starts to drop, all that is required is to replace the module or cell that’s causing the problem. It’s a myth that the whole battery will need replacing.

Nissan guarantees the batteries health to remain 9/12 bars for up-to 5BMW i3 bigger battery spec, same physical size. 50% increase. Read more ... » years.

Costs of battery replacement in an electric vehicle?

As battery technologyBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... » improves, costs are reducing. In years to come it may be possible to retrofit a set of batteries to increase the range and performanceGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » of the vehicle.

Also, Recent Announcement in 2014 about Nissan Leaf (particular) battery replacement programme enables all out-of-warrantySuperb. Nissan Upgrades LEAF Battery Warranty. 2013. Read more ... » Nissan Leaf ownersClarified: Nissan's "ICE Loan" Scheme for Leaf #ev #ElectricCar owners - Finance/Lease agreements NOT eligible - :(. Read more ... » to replace their car battery for £4,200 thereabout.

You can read of an owners account of a Nissan Leaf with 78,000 miles on the clock which he’s done in 2 years (Nissan leaf owner with 78,000 miles) There has been no lossSuperb. Nissan Upgrades LEAF Battery Warranty. 2013. Read more ... » in range or powerBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... ». There are also UK based Nissan Leaf owners with over 30Here's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... »,000 miles covered and the carsRapid EV chargers coming to North East. Read more ... » are still running fine.

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