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Electric Cars: What you need to know Electric Cars: What you need to know

Unsure about electric? We're here to make it simple.

Are you considering your first electric car or van and wondering whether now's the right time to make the switch? Or maybe you already own an electric vehicle and you're ready for something new? Either way, you probably have questions about the practicality of electric vehicles today, how the costs stack up, and whether you'll be able to find a model you like.

At JCT600, we're committed to a greener future, and we're here to help you make sense of all things electric. Simply put, electric vehicles are cheaper to run, they're cleaner and quieter, and the charging infrastructure is better than you might think. For the information and tools you need to decide whether electric's right for you, look no further.

Top tip

"As soon as you release the throttle pedal, an EV will immediately start harvesting energy as you slow down, through a feature called 'regenerative braking'."

Paul Titchmarsh, JCT600 EV Expert

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Frequently asked questions about electric cars

Useful tools

Journey Cost Calculator

Journey cost calculator

Discover how much you might be able to save by switching to an electric vehicle from a petrol or diesel vehicle, with this helpful journey cost calculator.

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Electric Charging Point Map

Electric charging point map

With over 15,000 charging points across the UK you’ll always be able to find one nearby. Click here to see a live map of all the current charging points, and check how many are near you. Plus you can even charge electric vehicles at home, with a standard three pin-socket, or by having your very own dedicated charging point installed on the outside of your house.

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Switching to EV

Electric vehicles are become more and more affordable, and the ever-increasing single-charge range of many EVs means they’re now an option for more people than ever before.
Are you ready to make the switch to EV? Find out in our quiz.

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Top tips

"Before you unplug your EV, think about preconditioning the cabin. Doing so will mean that the right temperature is set before you even get in. There’s even an app available for some vehicles that lets you do this remotely!"

"Check which cables your EV comes with. You’ll definitely get a cable for charging at home, but it’s handy to have a cable for charging at charge points, too."

"Double-check your vehicle’s on-board charger speed matches the speed at a charge point. If it’s lower, you won’t be able to take advantage of the faster speed."

Paul Titchmarsh, JCT600 EV Expert

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Top tip

"Most manufacturers have already outlined plans to make the entire range electric. Audi, for example, plan to have 12 all-electric models by 2025, and anticipate one-third of cars sold will be electric."

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