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Why go electric?
There are lots of reasons to make the switch to an electric vehicle, also known as an EV.
EVs enjoy reduced costs with the price of electricity compared to petrol or diesel as fuel
Better for your ciity
Driving EVs helps reduce emissions, lower air pollution levels making your city a healthier place for everyone
EV technology makes for a great ride. Drivers who’ve made the switch say their new EVs are comfortable and easy to maintain, and that their riders also love the quieter, smoother trips.
Choosing an EV
3 important numbers when looking for an EV:
Of course it’s important to compare the EV options available to you for your budget. More and more EVs are coming onto the market, increasing the options available and giving you more choice in selecting the right next car for you.
A typical driver on the app could expect to cover 160-210 kilometers in a day.* The “range” or distance an EV can cover before needing to recharge is given in kilometers, and largely determined by the size of its battery. So a fully charged 40kWh battery can average around 225 kilometers per charge, whereas a 62kWh battery can average around 354 kilometers per charge.
3. Charging speed
How long it takes to charge an EV will be influenced by two main factors: the size of your battery and the speed of the charger being used. The rate an EV can take in electricity from a charger is measured in kilowatts (kW).
A typical 50kW charger can recharge a 64kWh battery from 10% to 80% in 63 minutes, or a larger 77kWh battery the same amount in 71 minutes.**
A third factor that can affect how quickly your EV charges up is the technology in the car itself - its charging hardware and software. Depending on the model, this can mean larger batteries charge even more quickly than smaller ones.
For example, more powerful 175kW public chargers could recharge a 64kWh battery from 10% to 80% in 44 minutes but only take 33 minutes for a larger 77kWh battery in the right model. These more powerful public chargers, if available, are typically more common outside of city centers.
Making charging work for you
EV drivers charge using either public or home chargers, or a combination of the two.
Public chargers can come in a variety of types and speeds. As you prepare to make the switch to EV, it’s worth researching the public charging options near to you and for example if you need to become a subscriber to use them.
If you do have access to off-street parking like a private driveway or garage overnight, installing a home charger can make charging an EV convenient and more affordable. Home charger specifications also vary, so exploring which option could be the best fit for your vehicle is well worthwhile.
If you're fortunate enough to be able to charge easily at home, getting a 64kWh battery from absolute 0 to 100% could take 10 hours 30 minutes with a home charger installed, or 12 hours 15 minutes with a 77kWh battery.