Electric cars can travel from London to Leeds on single charge as technology improves


With huge advances in electric vehicle technology always evolving, the average car on sale in the UK today can travel up to 200.23 miles on a single charge. This is the distance between Leeds and London.

Sepi Arani, Director of OEM at carwow, praised the breakthroughs in the electric car industry.

He said: “The fact is, that most electric vehicles are more than capable of meeting the average motorist’s needs and the fact average mileage has broken the 200-mile mark should be complete proof of the usability of EVs.

“But just like diesel and petrol, there are plenty of factors, like driving style which affect any vehicles range, which is why we’ve made a handy new tool to help people find the best EV for them.

“The government has also invested £300m into the UK’s electric car charging network charging beyond the home is only going to become more easy and accessible.

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“Making the switch to electric is actually much easier than people seem to think and of course is great for the environment too.”

More than half of carwow customers were also concerned about electric vehicle charging points in the UK. 

Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, has pledged around £300 million to build more than 3,000 new electric charge points along motorways and in towns and cities.

The range of an electric car battery is calculated by three things – the temperature, speed and driving style and climate control.

If there are extreme temperatures, like the current heatwave in the UK, the battery of an electric car battery will differ.

Using the air con or the heating will also affect the battery, much like it does in a petrol or diesel car.

The speed also has a large impact, with the car using 14 percent less energy if the driver drops their speed by ten miles per hour. 

Demand for electric cars has increased 211 percent year on year since June 2020.

This comes as the Government cut the grants for electric cars down from £3,000 to £2,500.

The price cap for eligible electric vehicles was also decreased to £35,000 from £50,000.

The Government has pledged more than £1.8 billion towards infrastructure and grants to increase access to zero-emission vehicles.

All sales of new petrol and diesel cars are set to end in 2030, although they can still be sold second-hand.



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