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Electric Cars FAQs

As 350 mile charge is around £16 in electricity compared to £64 in petrol. Many destinations such as hotels have charge points that are free to use.

At 4p pence per mile electric cars are up to 7.7 times cheaper than the equivalent petrol or diesel vehicle which could cost up to 30.8p per mile.

When you are on the road electric cars can be charged from 20% to 80% in 30 to 45 minutes.

At home electric cars be fully charged over night from 0% to 100%. This requires a 7.2 kW pod point charger to be installed. A normal 3 pin plug will take longer

It is a simple as plugging it in and pressing a button. In most locations away from home you can pay with contactless as a full charge will always be less than £30.

Most electric cars are automatic as they do not need a gearbox. This makes for a very smooth and instant power delivery. They are very easy to drive.

Nothing. They are exempt from road tax

Electric cars can be more expensive to insure. However, as electric cars become more prevalent insurers will get more data and premiums will come down.

Yes, many of the sportier electric cars are faster from 0 – 60 mph than most petrol-powered super cars.

In crash tests electric vehicles are safer to passengers than those involving vehicles with petrol and diesel engines.

Yes. Electric cars are here to stay and they will soon replace conventional petrol and diesel powered vehicles. They are cheaper to run and produce no harmful emissions.

Electric Bikes FAQs

It will take around 3.5 to 4 hours to charge a battery to 100% from flat, however the battery will be around 80% full after 1.5 hours. The battery will automatically slow down its charging rate during the last 15-20% of the charge.

Not all bike are created equal - however a standard e-bike with a 400-500w battery would average around 60 to 75 miles on one charge. Simple city e-bikes ride 30 to 38 miles on a single charge. Of course, the better the battery, the longer the range. This can also be affected by a number of factors, such as terrain and riding style. Aggressive uphill cycling will use far more power and reduce the range compared to cruising on flatter terrain.

Most batteries are good for around 1,000 charge cycles, so an e-bike battery being used for commuting 20 miles a day should last for around 7 years.

A standard 400-500w battery charged on an average UK domestic electrical tariff will cost between 5 and 10 pence per charge.

Competition FAQs

In line with our aim to give away as many electric cars as possible we would prefer the winner to accept the prize car. However, in certain circumstances we appreciate that this may not be possible. In these situations, a prize fund equivalent to 70 % of the value of the prize car will be offered as a cash payment.

Yes, in the unlikely event that not enough tickets are sold to give away an electric car, a prize fund equivalent to 70% of the ticket revenue minus reasonable business expenses will awarded to the winner.

Upon winning a car Ecomoto will arrange for a certified pod-point installer to install a pod-point charger at your home. We will then arrange with you a convenient delivery date shortly after your pod-point installation is complete. This will allow you to enjoy the maximum speed of home charging as soon as you receive your new electric car.

Absolutely! You may enter the competition via a postal entry, which is free (other than the price of a stamp). For full details, please visit our postal entry page here.




To enter our competitions and be in with your chance to win, visit our competitions page.



To keep up to date in the world of electric vehicles be sure to check out our blog for the latest and greatest developments and news.



To find out more about electric vehicles, our charity work or the competition rules, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.



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