Electric Cars Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re looking to take an electric car out on your adventures throughout Cerritos, Buena Park, and Long Beach, you’ll want to have enough details on what your vehicle can do, what it offers, and how far it can go!

You have a lot of questions, but at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos, we have the answers. Our team put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about electric cars. Look below to see if we tackled your question! Contact us today for more information.

How Do Electric Cars Work?

Electric cars work by charging their batteries from a plug-in point to store the electricity. These rechargeable batteries then power the electric motor, which is responsible for turning the wheels when you accelerate the vehicle.

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car?

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Each electric car is different, so charging times can vary depending on the type of car you have. It also depends on the power source that you’re using, as traditional outlets may result in a longer charging time while specialized charging stations may be quicker. Generally, it’s a safe assumption that charging your electric vehicle overnight will result in a full charge.

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car?

The cost to charge an electric vehicle can vary depending on the range that it’s capable of. A good ratio to measure is roughly $0.04 a mile, so if your vehicle has a 200 mile range, it will cost about $8 to charge it fully.

How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?

There are a few factors that can affect the battery life of your electric car. But if you drive your electric car normally, you can typically have your battery last up to 10 years.

How Much Power Does an Electric Car Use?

On average, electric cars can travel up to 62 miles on just 15 kWh. They don’t use up too much energy to perform. In terms of the power that they draw while charging, it’s about 7,200 watts or less. For comparison purposes, a water heater uses about 4,500 watts.

How to Charge an Electric Car at Home

Electric Car ChargingIf you plan on buying an electric car and you want to charge it at home, it may be a good idea to install a home charging station. It gives you an outlet that drives more power than traditional outlets. On top of it reducing your charge time, it has built-in safety features to prevent any power shortage or fires.

How Many Miles Can an Electric Car Go?

There are quite a few factors that go into factoring your electric vehicle’s abilities on the road. Most electric cars today are built for range, and can go anywhere between 250 and 350 miles on a single charge.

How Do Electric Car Heaters Work?

While most standard vehicles use the engine heat to help bring the temperature up in the cabin, electric cars work a little differently. They’ll use the external capacitor to absorb heat from the atmosphere and compress it and use high-temperature heat to ensure that it’s at the desired temperature before pumping it into the cabin.

Learn More About Electric Cars!

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Cerritos, we hope that we answered some of your questions about electric cars. Of course, if we didn’t answer your question, you can always contact us! We’ll help you learn more and show you around the stock of electric Honda vehicles so you can find the one that best suits your needs for your trips around Cerritos, Buena Park, and Long Beach, CA!

Contact us or schedule your test drive with us today!

 

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