Can You Turn On an Electric Car While Charging?

Turning on an Electric Car with Button

Yes, you can turn on an electric car while it is charging, however, you won’t be able to drive it away. Electric vehicles will not let you open the charging socket unless the car engine is off, although you can still power it on for other things such as using the heater, entertainment systems, apps …

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How to Charge an EV with No Driveway or Garage UK

Street EV Charging

The government has set a target of 2035 for all new vehicle sales to be fully zero emission. However, according to the National Housing Survey, over a third of UK homes have no garage or driveway. That means nearly a third of car owners do not have any off-street parking to use for plug-in charging. …

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Running an EV Charging Cable Across the Pavement

Running a EV Charging Cable Across Pavement

An electric vehicle (EV) owner might want to consider trailing a cable across a public pavement to charge their vehicle using the home electricity supply where there’s no off-street parking. The home supply is the cheapest way of charging an EV, and charging the car at or near home is convenient. However, there are some …

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How Much Does it Cost to Run an Electric Vehicle (UK)?

Cost of Running an Electric Vehicle

As things currently stand, an electric vehicle (EV) costs more to buy than its diesel or petrol equivalent. But what about running costs? Recent research suggests that even though the up-front purchase costs are higher, over an average vehicle lifetime an EV is now marginally cheaper than a conventional petrol or diesel car. This indicates …

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EV Charging Etiquette UK [Top Tips]

EV Charging Space Etiquette

With more and more EVs showing up on the roads of the United Kingdom, it is little wonder that the number of public charging stations is increasing. However, much like anything else in life, when you are using a public amenity, it is crucial to abide by specific rules to make the experience enjoyable for …

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10 Issues & Challenges for the Adoption of EVs UK

Future of EV Adoption

The government has now set a target date of 2030 by which all sales of new cars will be zero emissions capable (battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or hydrogen). However, currently only around 5% of new car sales are electric. Why is this? Is it a general reluctance to embrace something new, or are there …

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How Does Cold Weather Affect EV Range & Performance?

EV Cold Weather Charging Range

Does cold weather reduce the range of electric vehicles (EVs)? The short answer is yes. There are various reasons for this, which are explored below along with exactly how great this effect is. However, it’s also true that the impact of temperature can be reduced with some planning, and there is a lot of variation. …

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How To Protect Your EV Charging Cable From Theft

How To Protect EV Charging Cable from Theft

Electric vehicles are gradually becoming more popular, and it is little wonder when we look at their positive environmental effect and ease of use. However, there is an issue with the theft of EV charging cables. Whether you have a charging point at home or you have plugged into one of the many around the …

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How to Get Rid of a Milk Smell in Your Car

Bad Milk Smell in a Car

If you have babies or infants, chances are milk is a staple of your weekly budget. Even if you don’t, you might like a bit of milk in your tea or coffee from the Starbucks or independent tea shop you frequent for that jolt of caffeine to get you going in the morning. Whether it’s …

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