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If I owned an electric car, how would I know whether a particular charging point was available before I set off? This is very important because I would be using up my existing charge on a wild goose chase...
Can you charge an electric car from a normal outside electric socket?
I have a Kia e-Niro. I live in the west of Scotland and have friends and family in Warwickshire and Derbyshire, so will need to recharge the battery when I visit them. How can I find a service station...
I am looking to buy a Kia e-Niro 3. I live in the West of Scotland, near Paisley. I live in an apartment building so cannot have a home charger. How can I find all public charge points locally and beyond?
I am purchasing a Kia e-Niro and my current electricity supplier has given me a choice of the three home EV chargers on their approved list, all around the £600 mark after the Government grant. This resembles...
I recently read that the best practice for good EV battery health is only to charge to 80%. I'd be grateful for a bit more advice on this, please. Is it best to limit a charge to 80% when rapid charging,...
I’m recently bereaved and I find I’ve got two cars, a 2017 MINI Clubman and a 2016 Audi Q3. I don’t need both cars and I could buy an all-electric car/SUV with a 250-mile range. I’m prepared to put £10,000...
I'm looking to sell on my current car soon and that leaves me in a strange situation. I want a practical, comfortable and interesting car, but I'm also not wanting to destroy the planet and want cheaper...
Do PHEVs have a standardised fitting across all manufacturers? If I fit a recharging pod at my home, say for a BMW and later change to a Kia, will the same pod charge that car?
If at public charge points an electric car can charge from 40% to 80% in about 40 mins, what happens when the 80% charge is reached? Does the car continue to charge up towards 100% albeit at a slower rate,...
 

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