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Mitsubishi Outlander Phev

What is the difference between an EV and a PHEV?

EV- Electric Vehicle An EV is an electric vehicle – that means it ONLY has a battery as its energy storage and an electric motor which provides the drive. You always need to plug in an EV to recharge it – there is no gasoline/petrol fuelling. The range of an EV is limited by the … Read more

Smart releases teaser images of new eSUV

We ran a Smart ForTwo for a couple of years, and despite the quirky semi-auto gearbox and slightly bouncy ride we absolutely loved it. As a second-car urban runabout it was difficult to beat for ease of parking and generally nipping about. The spec was high as well, with climate control, leather heated seats and … Read more

5 reasons why your next car won't be hydrogen

Top 5 reasons why your electric car won’t be hydrogen – probably

It’s the old Hydrogen vs Battery debate. Look at the comments section in almost every article about electric cars, and you’ll find people arguing that hydrogen is the future. So is it? Should we be driving a Hydrogen fuelled electric car with a Fuel Cell (FCEV). Or a Battery electric car (BEV)? Those in favour … Read more

What is the most efficient EV

09: What is the most efficient EV?

SO THE WINNERS ARE… FOR TRANSPORTING 1 PERSON: e-Bike At 100 miles per kWh the e-bike is the most efficient by some distance. Cost to run is a micro-sized 0.15 pence/mile. However the MTB example we’ve used in our comparison is beaten by the 50% more efficient hybrid bike. FOR TRANSPORTING CARGO: e-CargoBike With a … Read more

kia niro charging

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Home Charging Here is our guide to EV charging costs in the UK. The absolute cheapest way to charge your electric car is to: Have a home charging point (with smart capability) Use a cheap overnight electricity tariff and always charge your car at night This could be up to 90% cheaper per year than … Read more

Mini electric

Free car for Company car drivers!

In the UK, if you drive a company car you pay a tax on the value of the car, depending on the car type, and also your tax band. This is called ‘BIK’ – Benefit in Kind. Previously if you drove a pure electric car (EV – battery electric) you would have paid 16%. But … Read more

EV Choice Podcast

06: How will Covid-19 affect EV sales

How is the EV market going to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? We explore a number of factors: – the impact on global GDP– overall global car market– improved environment and buyer sentiment for EVs– reluctance to use public transport– oil prices plummeting– market shakeup – what does the ‘new normal’ look like? Who … Read more