Yes – and this award-winning SUV
offers a range of up to 328 miles.
It varies from vehicle to vehicle, but compared to a combustion-engined or hybrid equivalent, an electric car is considerably less expensive to run and maintain.
Yes. There are several options,
including the Golf, Passat, Arteon, Tiguan and Touareg – all available at Des
As things stand, there is no clear
answer to this. Presently, aspects of a car’s lithium-ion battery can be
recycled, such as cobalt, lithium salts, stainless steel and plastic but
there’s no unified recycling policy. However, as electric vehicles continue to grow
in popularity, it’s anticipated that manufacturers will arrive at a common
Volkswagen has pledged to produce
electric-only cars in Europe from 2033 – and the aim is to go entirely electric
worldwide as quickly as possible thereafter.
It depends on the vehicle and its
battery capacity. Let’s take the Volkswagen ID.3 as an example. As of February
2023, it costs about £15 to fully charge (zero to 100 per cent) this car at
It depends on your motoring requirements.
For instance, if you typically do most of your driving in and around a city or
town, a smaller capacity battery will suffice. However, if you frequently travel
far and wide, a high-capacity battery is the best option as it will offer
greater range. If you’re unsure about this, please don’t hesitate to contact the
Des Winks team.
This will depend on the vehicle in
question. That said, electric cars are much more affordable to run and maintain
than those that have a combustion-engined or hybrid powertrain.
Other than the drivetrain, which is
easier and more affordable to maintain, there’s little difference.
Yes. All motor cars need to be
serviced. However, since an electric drivetrain is made up of fewer working
parts than a combustion engine, it’s typically cheaper to maintain.
Ultimately, it’s down to you to
make this decision, based on your motoring habits and budget. Of course, the
Des Winks team is more than happy to help you come to a decision, whether you
require advice or the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle that
You can do so at home via a
standard three-pin power source or a dedicated fast-charging wallbox. When
you’re out and about, there are plenty of public-charging options because there
are more than 22,300 charging locations across the UK.
Absolutely, and though there is a
cost associated with the device itself and its installation, it will provide
you with faster charging (7 kW) than a standard three-pin (3 kW) power supply.
You may also be able to take advantage of offers or incentives to offset part
of the cost.
It’s best not to, particularly not for
an extended period of time because this can lead to increased wear and tear on
An electric vehicle comes with its own charging cable which can be attached to a three-pin socket, a dedicated home charger or a public charging point. On the other hand, rapid-charging public connectors are fitted with their own, tethered cables.
A three-pin power source is the slowest option while a dedicated domestic wallbox is a quicker charging solution. As well as offering rapid charging capability, public access points feature fast-charging connectors.