Frequently Asked Questions

All You Need To Know About Electric Vehicles.

As the general public has become more aware of the environment, they are now starting to look for ways to help reduce pollution. Along with the Government pushing the issue as well as general awareness of the electric vehicle industry is booming and is only going to get bigger. More and more people are interested in using electric cars or vans on a day to day basis. But there are a lot of questions that people need answering about making the move to electric. Here at West-Way we have you covered, we thought it was only right as one of the biggest stockists of the Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 van to help answer anything and everything regarding electric vehicles.

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There are many different calculators online that will help you figure out the cost of charging an electric car. Take a look at Zap-map, it is one of the best car charging calculators available online right now. Below is the link:
Zap-Map: Public Charging Calculator for EVs

When comparing EVs against your standard combustion engines (petrol and diesel) there are several benefits.
1. You are helping the environment by reducing your CO2 contributions.
2. Electric cars are faster on acceleration, Tesla has proven this with their Ludicrous mode
3. Cheaper to run as its cheaper to charge a battery than it is to fill up at the pump. Plus servicing is cheaper as EV cars have fewer moving parts.
4. No more visiting fuel stations. Just charge your battery when you’re not using your vehicle at your convenience
5. Electric cars will soon be the same price as buying a combustion engine car. As the government pushes to reduce emissions.

This all depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point. Charging can take anywhere between 30-minutes and 12-hours. A typical electric car with a 60kWh battery would take 8-hours to fully charge the car’s battery from empty to full when using a 7kWh charging point.
The majority of electric car drivers never charge their battery from empty. They normally top up the batteries’ power regularly which would speed up the charging process. This would mean hooking up the battery through the day when parked at work or a shopping centre or charging your car overnight. The majority of electric cars can be charged within 35-minutes with a 50kWh charging point to provide a range of up to 100-miles.

As you can see, the bigger the battery and the slower the charging point is that you are using. The longer it will take to charge your car’s battery.

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