What is an electric car?

An electric car is quite simply that - a car which runs on electricity. An EV is charged up with electricity which is stored in batteries and used to power the car via electric motors. An electric car doesn't need any other type of fuel for it to run and is usually charged via a charging cable.

Hybrid vs Electric, what's the difference?

Hybrid cars usually have electric elements to them while an EV is completely powered by electricity. A Hybrid car can not be considered the same as an electric car because it contains a petrol engine

Does it cost more to run an Electic Vehicle?

There are many financial advantages to driving an Electric car including the lower cost of "filling up" compared to the cost of a tank of petrol. There are also tax breaks and grants available when it comes to Electric cars.

Are they really better for the environment?

Due to the fact that an Electric Car doesn't emit any exhaust fumes they are definately much less harmful to the environment than Petrol or Diesel cars are. Many of the best known car manufacturers already have fully Electric vehicles on sale in the UK include the very popular Nissan Leaf.

Why not try one out?

Electric vehicles have many advantages over their less environmentally friendly diesa and petrol versions. Electic cars run very queitly and are generally extremely easy to drive. With no manual gearbox and instant power they are also fun to drive. You just need to have an automatic-only driving licence to drive one. The best way to see what they are like is to drive one for yourself.

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