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Electric Vehicle Charging

How to charge your electric vehicle will depend on the type of electric vehicle you own or decide to buy.

How to charge your hybrid or electric vehicle:

  • Battery Electric Vehicles - Need charging by plugging into an electricity source, e.g. a home plug, wall charger or public charging point.
  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Are fuelled by hydrogen so don’t require ‘charging’.
  • Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Classed as ‘self-charging’ these will charge themselves via their combustion engines and regenerative braking.
  • Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Are charged in the same way as an FHEV, the main difference is that the battery is smaller and can’t run independently of the combustion engine.
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Can be recharged by plugging into an electricity source or internally via its combustion engine.

EV’s you don’t need to plug in:

Full hybrid electric vehicles (FHEVs) and mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs) both charge their electric batteries via their internal combustion engines, whilst the fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) use hydrogen fuel.

EV Charging FAQ's

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