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New EVs for 2021

It has become clear that vehicles powered by fossils fuels are bad for our environment. A new wave of electric vehicles is starting to emerge and is on the rise. According to The Economist, the proportion of vehicles powered by electricity is only going to keep growing, and quickly. This new era of vehicles will […]

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Do electric vehicles pay road tax?

If you’re assessing the cost of an electric vehicle (EV) prior to purchasing one you may be wondering how they measure up in terms of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) known colloquially as road tax. In the next sections, we’ll explore road tax for electric vehicles including how much it costs and how it’s calculated. Road […]

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Are electric vehicles really green?

Electric vehicles have soared in popularity over the last few years. With many more on the market, and an increasing amount of electric charging points popping up in public spaces, it is becoming increasingly more acceptable to ditch fuel-based cars and go electric. But, are electric vehicles really green? It’s essential to have a clear […]

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Are all electric vehicle chargers the same?

While electric vehicles (EVs) can be powered up at public charging stations or home chargers, not all of them use the same kinds of charging connector. There are two main types of connector: one that plugs into a dedicated power source and another that connects to your car. Slow chargers deployed at home will plug […]

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What batteries are used in electric vehicles?

With the government planning to ban new diesel and petrol cars being sold in the UK from 2030, the electric vehicle (EV) market is set to skyrocket. Instead of using traditional fuel which we source from petrol stations up and down the country, eco-friendlier electric vehicles run on battery power. But what kind of batteries […]

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How long do electric car batteries last for?

Amongst the largest concerns of prospective buyers considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) is the issue of how long the batteries that power them last for. Along with “range anxiety” – a term given to owners of electric cars who fear that they will run out of power during their journey – the way electric […]

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How do electric cars work?

Many experts believe electric cars are the way of the future, benefiting the environment by being pollution-free. They also make less noise and have lower maintenance costs on account of featuring fewer moving parts. In contrast to conventional cars, they have no gears. All the major car-makers are now investing in electric vehicles. What an […]

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How much are electric cars?

Even though electric cars are increasing rapidly in popularity, many people still assume that electric vehicles will be far outside of their price range when they are shopping for a new car. The truth is that mass-produced electric cars have come a long way over the past few years, and as a result, they are […]

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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car can take as little as 30 minutes or as long as a few days depending on the method used. With most of us so used to filling up at a petrol station, and doing so in just a few minutes, the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) brings questions about how […]

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Kia Electric Car Range 2020

Kia launched its first production electric car in 2014 with the Kia Soul EV. Since then the brand has embraced electrification and currently offers a range of cars. As well as offering conventional ICE-powered cars and plug-in hybrids, Kia currently offers two fully electric models. The Kia electric car range for 2020 includes the recently […]