Now, your common Electric Vehicle on auto trader Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf 2nd gen with 24kwh battery thereabout, comes with a realistic range of 85-90 miles, as tested – Both Models, despite the official optimistic rating of 114-125 miles or whatnot.
From this we can conclude as indeed tested that your typical 2nd gen (2015+) electric car with the particular 24khw battery pack would need to be charged roughly 8 times a month (fully) = 650/85. This, in turn would consuming the total average of 8 x 24kwh ~= near 200kwh/month of actual electricity, added up If you charge solely at home.
The cost of such monthly charge (see the EV cost calculator on the left) can vary greatly from one electricity provider to the next.
I have taken liberty looking for the annual costs (and savings) via energy comparison website. For the sake of simple argument, we taking this rounded up, monthly figure, 200kwh, we can now ascertain the cost of electricity, x12 months and come out with 2400kwh electricity usage for 12 months use (whether you go on holidays or not)
And so it appears that on average, we can say that typical UK motorist can look at sub £400 cost of electricity for their electric car driving, based on the evidence below.
Cost of Electricity, driving an electric car – best deal £377/year
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My current “fake plan” which is often the expensive deal, on Standard tariff. You can save nearly a £100 off your Standard plan per year.
on average, UK motorist would use 2400kilowatt hours of electricity on their average driving mileage
Porsche’s first all-electric car will go on sale at the end of 2019, the car maker revealed at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, with pricing similar to the current Porsche Panamera, so likely starting around at least $80,000 or so in the U.S.
The Mission E was revealed originally back in 2015, but it’s now entering the final stages of development before actually shipping, according to Car Magazine. The Mission E has an entirely electric powertrain, and is set to occupy a spot between the Panamera and the 911 in Porsche’s overall vehicle lineup. It’s a four-door sports car, and is gearing up for its initial public prototype tests.
We don’t have final stats yet for the car and its specs, but we do know that the original concept had a 600bhp motor, and could help Porsche go head-to-head with Tesla’s Model S. It has four-wheel drive, and could get from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. Its speed tops out at over 155 mph, too.
As for charge, it could get as much as 300 miles on a single full battery. It’ll also have 350kW fast-charging.
You drive home and plug in your electric car, telling an app how many miles you need the next day. As you eat dinner, relax and sleep, your energy supplier takes control of your battery, using it to buy power when it’s cheap, selling it back later when high demand pushes prices up.
The company offers national and local power grids services from your battery, making more money that it will later split with you, perhaps as “free miles” for your car. » Read the rest of this entry «
Apprehension over the range and lifespan of the electric car battery are two of the main reasons that buyers are reluctant to make the switch from cars that run on petrol or diesel.
However, advances in technology mean that the latest electric car batteries can provide more power and have greater lifespans than ever before; at the top end of the electric-car market, the 100kWh battery in the Tesla Model S 100D is capable of a maximum range of 393 miles. The capacity of larger batteries means you’re less likely to use a high percentage of their power in one go, too, which helps extend the battery’s lifespan. » Read the rest of this entry «
A drone pilot and technology enthusiast set off on a 1,200 mile electric car journey from the Suffolk coast this morning to prove it a viable alternative to fossil fuel.
Matt Porter, 48, who is also known as the “Gadget Man”, departed from the UK’s most easterly point at Lowestoft Ness, headed for Ardnamurchan, Scotland, which is the nation’s most westerly location.
The Ipswich website designer is travelling with his best friend Paul Shalan in a Tesla Model S and will be “live streaming” their adventure as they go.
Having reviewed electric cars for his Gadget Man blog, and as technology correspondent on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Mark Murphy Show, Mr Porter is keen to challenge the “cynics” and their belief that electric cars cannot compete with the range of petrol or diesel.
He said: “By far the most common question I receive about electric cars is ‘what is its range?’ and ‘how long does it take to charge?”
“Tesla have very kindly provided a Model S 100D for our challenge; a car with a range of more than 300 miles between charged and recharge times as fast as 30 minutes.
“We are very confident we can achieve our challenge using their network of charging points along the way.”
He said driving the Tesla Model S felt “like you are riding on the coat tails of automotive history”.
The pair will be making overnight stays in “camping pods” in the Lake District and Ardnamurchan as well as a short trip on the Corran Ferry, west Scotland. Mr Porter has taken a gift of Adnams Triple Malt as a gift for the Ardnamurchan Distillery and hopes to take a bottle of their whisky back to Suffolk.
They hope to complete the journey in four days, returning to Suffolk on Monday.
To document the journey, they will be live streaming as much of the challenge and taking aerial footage using equipment from DJI. As the director of an aerial photography company, Mr Porter has shot many videos of Suffolk’s famous landmarks.
He has been raising sponsorship to cover the cost of accommodation, with any surplus funds going to the Red Cross charity.
Honda plans to launch two fully electric cars in 2018.
One will launch in China, and the other will likely launch in Europe.
The company plans to unveil an electric EV concept for the European market at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Honda is taking aim at Tesla and launching two electric cars by 2018.
Honda said in June that one of its upcoming electric cars will be specifically for the Chinese market, and the company hinted in a statement Tuesday that the other would be for the European market.
Honda said in the statement that it will debut its Urban EV Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. The company described the vehicles as “Honda’s first EV for Europe.” In June, the company’s president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, had only said that the other vehicle would be made for other regions.
Honda is aiming for two-thirds of its vehicles to be electrified by 2030. The company said it plans to share more details about how it plans to accomplish this in Frankfurt. Currently, the company sells an all-electric version of its Clarity in the US, but the vehicle only gets a range of about 89 miles per charge. The company has not yet revealed any details about the upcoming concept car, but it’s likely the vehicle will have a range exceeding 100 miles per charge.
Honda’s push to make fully electric vehicles marks a significant shift for the Japanese automaker. The company had previously focused on the development of hydrogen and hybrid cars, betting these would be the vehicles of the future.
However, as more automakers jump into the electric car space and countries like China strengthen regulations favoring electric vehicles, the company has switched gears somewhat.
Last year, the company created a division dedicated to developing EVs and in April, the company announced that it planned on rolling out at least one electric car in China in 2018.
In a way, the company is playing catch-up. Many automakers, including Volkswagen, Ford, and Nissan, have already committed to rolling out long-range electric cars during the next few years. And GM already launched its first all-electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt, last year.
What’s more, Tesla, the leader in the EV space, recently expanded its offerings to include a mass-market vehicle, the Model 3.
The Model 3 is a high-tech car with a range of 220 miles per charge, priced at $35,000 before tax incentives.
Tesla delivered its first 30 Model 3 vehicles in July, and CEO Elon Musk has said the company aims to produce some 1,500 units in September and some 20,000 per month by December. Still, though, the bulk of Tesla’s pre-orders will be delivered in 2018, which is when the all-electric Honda will become available in some markets.
Honda, like other automakers, is honing in on the Chinese market to kickstart EV sales because the country is working to implement regulations that would drive EV adoption. Basically, China wants to set quotas for automakers so that electrified vehicles make up at least a fifth of Chinese car sales by 2025.
Renault-Nissan announced on Wednesday that it will also be tackling the Chinese market and plans to begin production of an electric mini-SUV beginning in 2019. Earlier this month, Ford announced it was launching a new brand in China for the production of its electric car, and GM is already selling a small all-electric car in the country for $5,300.
2016: “The government’s current air quality plan with respect to London is based on the very limited ambition of the previous mayor to tackle air pollution and isn’t enough to protect Londoners health,” said Khan. “I know from personal experience that the city’s air is damaging people’s health as I suffer from adult-onset asthma myself.”
Khan’s first major policy announcement after winning the mayoral election for Labour were new plans to tackle the capital’s air pollution. These include more than doubling the size of the planned Ultra Low Emission Zone.