Q What if my electric car runs out of battery?

A

Similar to a petrol or diesel car, if you run out of battery, your car will stop and you will no longer be able to continue your journey until it has been charged.

You might have heard the term “range anxiety” when people refer to the fear of running out of power in an electric car but you shouldn't be worried. Most electric cars go for over 100 miles, and it's unlikely that you won't be passing a charger within those 100 miles - you’ll also constantly get reminded of your remaining range along your journey.

Many service stations include charge points, so in reality it's just like driving a petrol or diesel car, just if you do run out, you’ll need to be towed to the nearest charging station instead of having a fuel canister to hand or delivered depending on your location.

Some sat nav routes will automatically programme in charging stops so you'll know when you need to pull over to charge up.

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