Are There Budget Electric Cars That The Working Class Can Afford?

Used Nissan Leaf Acenta, from

Electric cars have some brilliant features, lower maintenance costs, lower running costs and are much better for the environment than gasoline-powered cars. It’s no wonder that they have, therefore, piqued the public’s interest and more people than ever are interested in buying them. Unfortunately the upfront cost of an EV is still quite high: prohibitively … Read more

What Is An Electric Car Like To Drive?

The “vroom” sound that gasoline powered cars make when you put your foot down is familiar to us all, but despite electric cars becoming increasingly popular, the majority of the public have not yet driven one. So what are they like to drive? Electric cars feel very responsive when accelerating and braking, whilst delivering a … Read more

How Electric Car Batteries Are Made: From Mining To Driving

Individual cell layer with cathode, anode, separator and aluminium foil.

The massive 300-550 kg battery packs that go into electric cars are probably the most important component by far, just like the importance of an internal combustion engine to a traditional car. However, the journey that these lithium-ion batteries make when being produced is a very interesting one: from multiple (sometimes unsafe) mines in far-off … Read more

26 Electric Car Advantages and Disadvantages

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As we seen in our ‘how do electric cars work?’ article, EVs work completely differently to conventional, fossil-fuel powered cars. They are also starting to rise up and disrupt the car market like never before. They’re definitely interesting, so what are the advantages and disadvantages of electric cars? (15) Advantages 1. Zero tailpipe emissions Electric cars are … Read more

What Do Hydrogen Cars Sound Like?

The BMW Hydrogen i8 on a race track

Hydrogen fuel cell cars work quite differently to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, in that they are essentially an electric hybrid – but with fuel cells replacing the noisy combustion engine. But how does this affect their sound? Are they quiet like EVs, or still as noisy as ICE cars? Some background Combustion engines are known … Read more

Can Electric Car Chargers Electrocute You In The Rain?

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If it’s raining when you go to plug in your (now wet) electric car charger, is there a danger of an electrical short, or even electrocution? I certainly hope not, but since water conducts electricity it’s something that’s understandable to wonder about: hence this article. The basics All modern electric car charging stations abide by … Read more