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What is a Fully Electric Vehicle?

An electric car is a vehicle that is powered by an electric motor and battery, rather than traditional petrol or diesel-powered engines. Unlike traditional cars, which require petrol or diesel to run, electric cars use electricity to power the motor and move the vehicle.

So how does it work ?

Electric cars are powered by a rechargeable battery pack that stores energy and powers the electric motor. The battery can be charged by plugging the car into an electric outlet, using a charging station, or in some cases, regenerative braking. Regenerative braking allows the car to use the motor as a generator to recharge the battery when the driver applies the brakes.  Home charging units are becoming more affordable these days but with the increase in electric, you need to make sure that you understand any increase in costs through charging and installing the charger.

Fully electric cars offer several benefits over traditional petrol or diesel-powered cars and hybrid vehicles, including:

  • Zero emissions: Fully electric cars produce zero emissions, which makes them an environmentally friendly option. They do not release pollutants or harmful gases into the atmosphere, which helps to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  More and more councils are imposing clean air taxes to city traffic so if you commute a lot through towns and cities then this is a great affordable option.
  • Lower operating costs: Fully electric cars have lower operating costs than traditional petrol or diesel-powered cars, as electricity is cheaper on a per-mile basis. Additionally, electric cars have fewer moving parts, which means they require less maintenance and have lower repair costs over time.
  • Quiet operation: Electric cars operate quietly, which reduces noise pollution in urban areas. They produce little to no engine noise, which means they can contribute to a more peaceful and pleasant driving experience.
  • Instant torque: Electric motors provide instant torque, which means electric cars can accelerate quickly and smoothly without the need for a transmission. This results in a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience.
  • Government incentives: Many governments offer incentives for purchasing a fully electric car, such as tax credits, rebates, or reduced registration fees. These incentives can help to offset the higher initial cost of the car and make it a more affordable option.
  • Overall: Fully electric cars offer a range of benefits, including zero emissions, lower operating costs, quiet operation, instant torque, and government incentives, making them an attractive option for environmentally conscious drivers.