This has been a concern since the first electric vehicles were launched, but technology has significantly advanced since those early days and now most of the new electric cars will happily cover 200 miles between charges.
Latest figures from the DVLA suggest UK motorists drive an average of 127 miles per week, removing need for daily top-ups.
Lack of chargers
Many electric vehicle owners take advantage of being able to charge up at home but for those without access to a home charger the infrastructure is growing at an incredible rate.
Every day new charge points are added. In September 2021 Zap-Map reported there were 44,191 connectors at more than 16,000 locations with almost 500 being added every month.
Of these, 10,987 are rapid charging connections at more than 3,000 locations.
These figures compare with around 8,000 fuel stations in the UK.
While battery power may be new to many people it is a proven technology on cars and will last for years. EV manufacturers guarantee their batteries so you are assured of many thousands of miles of happy motoring if you drive a well-maintained car.
Expensive to buy
The upfront cost of an electric vehicle may still be higher than a petrol or diesel car but the long term savings are where things really tip the balance in the favour of an electric car or van. These vehicles are also becoming cheaper and second hand models are also appearing for sale now, putting them within the financial range of many more people.
Expensive to run
This is far from the reality as there are in fact less parts to be serviced, so costs are often lower than the conventional combustion engine vehicles we have been driving. And of course charging the car is far cheaper than filling a petrol or diesel car.
Doesn't suit my driving profile
At Hendy EV we have experts on hand to ensure you make the right choice for your driving profile, whether that is a pure EV model or one of the plug-in hybrids for example.
We look at your typical driving week and advise on which models will fit in with the mileage you cover - just like choosing a traditional car there will be a variety of options for you to consider.