EVs for beginners
Considering buying an EV? Here’s a quick introduction for beginners!
1. How do I charge the car?
Almost all charging of EVs is done at home in the garage. At home, you can plug the acr into a regular power outlet. It is common to leave you car charging overnight, so you have a fully charged car in the morning. In general, charging your car at home is sufficient to cover most of the car’s charing needs.
2. What is fast charging?
A quick charger is a a charging station where you can charge your car’s battery caster than at home. Fast charging works as a supplement to home charging, and is often used when driving long trips or when you need to charge the battery faster than you can do at home. Fast, rapid, and quick charging are all terms used for this type of charging.
3. How much does an EV cost in electricity?
The power costs associated with driving an EV are very low compared to the costs of running a petrol or diesel powered car, however the exact costs depend on the price of electricity and petrol where you are, as well as additional incentives that may exist (tax exemptions, parking benefits, etc).
4. Does an electrician have to set up a new outlet at home?
An electric car can charge at a standard power outlet at 10 amps. At a higher ampere, it is a good idea to install a home charging station to ensure that the electrical system is not overloaded. This installation should be handled by professionals.
5. Do I have to worry about running out of power?
Range anxiety is a term many have heard, and many are worried about running out of power when they first consider getting an EV. As you get to know your car, this worry disappears and you learn how much power you need for your journeys. As charging infrastructure continues to develop at an astonishing rate, range anxiety will likely become a thing of the past.
6. Do I need a gasoline car in addition to an EV?
Studies made by American researchers show that the range of most EVs already cover the needs of most drivers. However, many people still think that they should keep a diesel or petrol powered car as a precaution. Ultimately, many discover that the gasoline car is barely used after buying an EV, and it’s probably more practical and cost-effective to rent or borrow a petrol engine car the few times per year that they are actually needed.
7. What are other benefits of electric vehicles?
EVs contribute to climate change to a far lesser extent than petrol or diesel cars, and many governments have introduced (or are introducing) additional incentives to purchase electric vehicles. Here are just a few examples of the incentives in Norway:
- EVs are exempt from the one-time purchase tax and VAT.
- Free parking at most communacl parking spaces
- Exemption from road tolls
- Access to the bus lane
- Reduced annual tax
- Free charging in many public charging stations
- 50% discount on company vehicle taxation
This is a translation from stromvippa.no