Electric Cars

About Electric Cars

About Electric Cars

Electric Cars Explained

Cars equipped with a battery-powered electric motor are called an electric car or EV. The designs of electric cars are improving as the technology becomes more reliable and the capabilities expand. Electric cars and related vehicles have low running costs since they have less moving parts to maintain and they are as you may expect environmentally friendly because they use little (Hybrids) or no (100% electric) fossil fuels, therefore have zero tailpipe emissions (a greener future!). Electric cars also do not require engine and transmission fluid maintenance.

Electric cars can accelerate faster than fuel powered cars feeling lighter to drive due to the fact that there no gears to consider and the electric motor smoothly delivers instant torque. Another addditional benefit is the privilege to use carpool lanes where available.

Electric cars battery

The typical charging time for electric cars ranges from 30 minutes to up to more than 12 hours, all depending on the type of charging station and of course the capacity (measured in KWh) of the battery

Regenerative braking

Brakes convert energy into electric power, which helps recharge the battery and thus creates additional range.

Charging options

  • Home charging ~ up to 3Kw - typically 6-12 hours up to 100%. Best done at night when tariffs are lower.
  • Public Charging (AC) - 1-12 hours up to 100% depending on the car battery.
  • Fast Charging (DC) - - 7 to 22 kW - typically 30 minutes to get up to 80%.
  • Rapid Charging (AC) - 43kW - 30 to 60 minutes to get up to 80%.
  • Rapid Charging (DC) - 50kW - 30 to 60 minutes to get up to 80%.

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Electric Cars Showcase

Some of the best electric car deals

Toyota Sienna
Minivan 8 seats
  • Starting at: $37,185  
  • Range: Hybrid
  • Max. speed: 117 mph
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Polestar 2
Sedan 5 seats
  • Starting at: €48.400  
  • Range: 518 km
  • Max. speed: 205 kmh
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Lucid Air Pure
Sedan 5 seats
  • Starting at: $87,400  
  • Range: 410 mi / 560 km
  • Max. speed: Unknown
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Toyota Sequoia
SUV 8 seats
  • Starting at: $60,875  
  • Range: Hybrid
  • Max. speed: 107 mph
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Cadillac Lyriq
SUV 5 seats
  • Starting at: $58,590  
  • Range: 307 mi
  • Max. speed: 118 ~ 130 mph
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Canoo MPDV
Van 1 seats
  • Starting at: $33,000  
  • Range: 40KWh - 130 mi, 60KWh - 190 mi, 80KWh - 230 mi
  • Max. speed: 125 mph
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Ford Mustang Mach-E
Sedan 5 seats
  • Starting at: $45,995  
  • Range: 230~303 mi
  • Max. speed: 146 mph
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Nissan Leaf
Compact 5 seats
  • Starting at: $28,040  
  • Range: 212 mi
  • Max. speed: 144 kmh
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Ford F-150 Lightning
Pickup 4 seats
  • Starting at: $49,995  
  • Range: 320 mi
  • Max. speed: 111 mph
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Chrysler Airflow Concept
Sedan 5 seats
  • Starting at: Unknown  
  • Range: 400 mi
  • Max. speed: Unknown
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Hyundai Ioniq 5
SUV 5 seats
  • Starting at: $37,450  
  • Range: 303 mi
  • Max. speed: 185 kmh
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Kia EV6 AWD
SUV 5 seats
  • Starting at: $52,600  
  • Range: 282 mi
  • Max. speed: 116 mph
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Please note, car details can change without notice!