What is a battery electric vehicle (BEV)?
A battery electric vehicle (BEV) is powered by at least one electric motor in the absence of a petrol or diesel internal combustion engine (ICE). Electric vehicles (EVs) produce zero CO2 emissions.
Fully electric vehicles are constantly in all-electric mode and, as the battery is considerably larger than in a PHEV, they can travel much further on a single charge.
Should I buy a battery electric vehicle?
How does an electric car work?
Electric cars are powered by an electric motor instead of a petrol or diesel internal combustion engine.
EVs have a large on-board battery, which stores energy to power the electric motor, this is instead of an engine. The bigger the battery the higher the EV's mileage range.
A single-speed transmission features in EVs, sending power to the wheels from the electric motor.
An intelligent regenerative braking system is able to replenish some battery charge during journeys, however, most of the charging comes from plugging the vehicle in to a power source.
What are the different types of electric vehicles?
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Electric cars frequently asked questions
Charging an EV is simple and the process can be completed by numerous methods.
The slowest option is using a domestic 3-pin plug socket at home but to speed up the home-charging process you can have a dedicated wallbox installed which will significantly decrease charging times.
Public rapid charging stations are also available.
Find your perfect electric vehicle
Now you have discovered the benefits of an electric vehicle and understand how they work, perhaps you have decided an electric vehicle is the right vehicle for you.
Whether you are looking for a new car or used car; we have plenty of fully electric vehicles available from popular manufacturers such as BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz,MINI, Porsche and smart.