A Battery Electric Vehicle is a fully electric vehicle, meaning the only source of power is via a rechargeable battery. They do not have the traditional combustion engine and therefore the design flexibility is increased as the usual constraints do not exist, the battery for instance powering the vehicle can be spread across the floor which improves traditional weight distribution.
One of the first things you will notice is the quietness of driving a BEV versus the usual petrol or diesel engine. It’s only the noise from wind resistance and directly from the tyres that you are likely to hear and is a culture shock in the early stages of switching directly into a BEV or taking a test drive, but it soon becomes the norm.
Driving an electric car is also very straight forward as most come with automatic gearboxes and regenerative brakes slow the car when you lift off the throttle to help replenish the battery. Consequently, you are often driving using one pedal at medium speeds, although standard braking via the dedicated pedal is always available as required.
Range is a key factor in deciding upon whether to make the switch to electric and what type of electric vehicle suits your needs. Typically, BEV models range from 100-300 miles any vary greatly by model and size. The manufacturers represented by the Agnew Group already have a wide range of BEV options and further Hybrid options within existing models, with may launches and model extensions to follow, so the choice and availability will grow further. As a BEV is purely electric it is important to consider daily usage, vehicle range and your charging options. More often there are choices available on the size and capacity of the battery powering the car, this is likely to affect the cost but enables the right package for your needs.