Your guide to buying an electric vehicle

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They are particularly appealing to those who driveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » largely in town: they minimise emissionsAbout Time: Next Nissan Juke may come with range extender technology. Read more ... », cut fuel costsRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » and, in many cities, enjoy benefits specifically reserved for electric carSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » drivers. Add in the fact 150 miles8 ppl, 2 cars, 1 night, 1 family trip: Nissan and Zoe Electric Car on a quick getaway family trip. #lifetest. Read more ... » of rangeHybrid I want in the UK: Ford C-MAX Energi Scores California Carpool Lane Approval. Read more ... » will costRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » you just £3The UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... » if you charge10 months to go Until my New #EV Lease! Now what should that next car be? hmm. ideas? #UK. Read more ... » at homeRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... », and the benefits are obvious.

Here, then, is how to go about buying an electric carSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... ».

Buying an electrified car The first stumbling block many have with electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid carsUK: Campaign rubbishes myths about electric cars. Read more ... » is the fact they are more expensive to buyCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... » than conventional models136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... ».

But while this is the case on paper*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... », there are governmentRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... » grantsWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... » that will help take the sting out of this. For example, if the car emits less than 50g/km CO2 and will do at least 70 miles as an EVSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... », you’ll get a £4The UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... »,500 grantRenault Zoe EV on sale June in UK from £13,650. Read more ... ».

Even if it can only do between 10Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » and 69Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » miles under electric powerMercedes C 350 (Max 20 Miles EV Range) Plug-in Hybrid Coming Soon. Read more ... » alone, you’ll still get £2Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... »,500 off. Some manufacturersWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » are even offering specific greenLamp posts with charging points and free parking for green cars: Four cities get £40m pot to improve electric-car infrastructure. Read more ... » car incentivesTesla promises electric car revolution. Read more ... » on top of these: trade in a dieselPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » car for a low-emission BMW10 months to go Until my New #EV Lease! Now what should that next car be? hmm. ideas? #UK. Read more ... » or Mercedes and the firms will give you an extra £2,000 off, on top of any government cash.

Understanding electric car lingo The next challenge many have is the electric car lingo bandied about. So here, we’re going to clear things up, starting first with the different types of car. EV: that’s electric vehicleRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » – these are cars that run only on electric. You ‘refuel’ them by plugging them in and chargingSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » the batteriesWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... ».

These models enjoy the most government and local authority money-saving benefits. EV example: Nissan LeafSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » Hybrid: also known as a hybrid electric vehicle, or HEV, these models combine a normal petrolRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » or diesel engineMitsubishi Outlander PHEV Plugin hybrid Test Drive. #phev #plugin. Read more ... » with an electric motorAudi A3 Sportback e-tron review (2014 release date) 32EV mile range. Read more ... » and batteries. You don’t plug them in, as the batteries are charged when you brake, but their electric range2014 Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid. Read more ... » is minimal. Hybrid example: ToyotaApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » PriusApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV): Like a normal hybrid, but with much bigger batteries that can be plugged in and recharged.

They offerSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » a far greater electric-only range than normal hybridsPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... », and offer many of the money-saving benefits of an EV. PHEV example: Mitsubishi OutlanderElectric cars will become as ubiquitous as the internet, says transport minister. Read more ... » PHEV HydrogenApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » electric vehicle: Also known as fuel cell cars, these combine hydrogen with oxygen to create electricity136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... » which powers an onboard motor. They’re rare, because they’re expensive and hard to refill with hydrogen.

Hydrogen electric vehicle example: Toyota MiraiOn h2:Toyota Will Lease Mirai In Europe, Mostly In Germany And Uk. Read more ... » BatteryRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » lingo Batteries are at the heart of electric cars136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... ».

Here are some of the terms involved, explained. kWh: Battery capacityMore rapid chargers coming to Northumberland. Read more ... » is measured in KWh – that’s kilowatt hours.

The bigger the number#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... », the larger the range should be: a TeslaUber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » ModelMercedes C 350 (Max 20 Miles EV Range) Plug-in Hybrid Coming Soon. Read more ... » S 85D, for example, has an 85KWh battery.

Ah: Some car makers measure battery power in Ampere Hours, or Ah. A BMW has either 60Ah or 94Ah batteries – 22kWh and 33kWh respectively.

Lithium ionLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... »: The most popular type of electric car battery at the moment is lithium ion techCheapest small #EV lease: Citroen C Zero Special 159+vat/m Offer. Read more ... », similar to high-capacity units found in mobile phonesWhy electric cars could be sold like phones. Read more ... » and laptops.

Charging lingo

The world of charging electric cars seems complex, so here we summarise the essentials.

Types of charging:

There are three types: slow*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » (3kWh), fastABB inks CLEVER Danish electric car charging deal. Read more ... » (7BMW i3 bigger battery spec, same physical size. 50% increase. Read more ... »-22kWh) and rapid*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » (43VW planning to launch 6+ #hybrid #PHEV plug-in hybrids from 2014. Read more ... »-50kWh).

The bigger the number in KWh, the faster your car will charge up – the difference between slow and rapid, for example, is stark. A full charge on a NissanNorway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » LeafLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » with a slow chargerRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » takes up to eight hours – and as little as three hours with a fast charger. Types of plug: Not all electric carsLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » have the same plug.

The most popular is the Type 2 ‘Mennekes’ seven-pin type. A Mitsubishi*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » OutlanderWishes answered: 4X4 and its a PlugIn Hybrid with 44g Co2/KM . Read more ... » has a Type 1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... » five-pin plug; you can get convertors that allow Type 1 plugs to be usedSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » at Type 2 chargers#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... ». Mains charging:

The slowest type of charging, using a three-pin domestic socket. Make sure your electrical systemSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » is checked over for safety#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... » before you start using it regularly to charge EVsWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... ». Wallbox / home charger: A dedicatedBristol: Fancy test driving an electric car? Head down to a new motor show coming to Millennium Square Read. Read more ... » home chargingOpen Letter to Source London Charging Network, pleading to improve reliability and support for EV Drivers. Read more ... » station#ElectricCar will become common sight, says Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Read more ... » for your car; take either slow or fast charger systems. Public chargers:

You’ll find these at motorwayUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » service stationsJapanese carmakers unite for universal EV charging network. Read more ... » and at the roadside. They are either fast or rapid chargersMore rapid chargers coming to Northumberland. Read more ... » – but you have to pay to useRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » them.

Popular charging networkRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » Ecotricity136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... » charges £6Too good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » for a 30Plugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... »-minute rapid charge. 10 best electric cars

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EV Nissan LEAF:

EV Toyota MiraiApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... »:

hydrogen fuel cell KiaHow much does your cast (fuel) cost you. Read more ... » SoulKia Soul EV now on sale in UK. Read more ... » EV:

EV Tesla Model XWow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... »:

EV Hyundai Ioniq:

EV / PHEV / hybrid Volkswagen e-GolfHere's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... »:

EV BMW i3BMW prepping for next generation of electric cars. Read more ... »: EV / plug-in hybrid Tesla Model SBMW and Tesla executives meet to discuss electric cars. Read more ... »:

EV Renault ZoeRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... »:

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