1. can I charge my electric car at home?
Yes, you can charge your EV in the most convenient method at your home. The charging time for your EV at home will take around 8-10 hours. In most cases, you are advised to charge your EV overnight. For this, you need to install an EV charging point whether type-1 or type-2. You can set up a 3.3 kW charging capacity as a home EV AC charger.
2. Can the electric grid supports electric cars?
Speaking about the electrical grid which is a transformer used to send electricity to the consumer, will have a role in charging the electric cars in future. At present some of the EV manufacturers have implemented the electric grid charging facility in EV by storing some of the electrical energy which has been used for other purposes than for the vehicles.
3. Can you charge an electric car at home?
Charging an electric car at home has become one of the safest and the conventional methods for charging your EV. To enhance the usage of home EV chargers several startups and EV manufacturers are providing facilitates for setting up the 3.3 kW charging set up in your home.
4. Can you charge an electric car from a 13 amp socket?
There is a chance to charge your electric car from a 10 amp socket. This kind of charging methodology is advisable only in the case of emergencies. The rest of the time using the wall box for charging is considered to be safest for your electric vehicle as well as for your electric bills too. Using a 13 amp socket will consume a heavy load for charging your vehicle.
5. Can you charge an electric car in the rain?
Without any hesitation, you can charge your electric car in the rain. The electric car and the charging station are intentionally built to handle bad weather too. Charging in rain doesn’t cause any issue to your electric vehicle as well as to your charging cables as they have well-insulated waterproof cables and covers.
6. Can you charge an electric car with a generator while driving?
Yes, it is possible to charge an electric car with a generator while driving. But this must be theoretically possible and practically impossible. Generators are of two types, Where small portable generators don’t have the capacity to charge your EV. On the other hand, large portable generators are too heavy to carry with you. But it has the ability to charge your EV as soon as possible.
7. Do electric cars cause pollution?
Certainly, electric cars don’t cause any pollution like any other vehicles that run on gasoline, LPG, etc… The main motto of designing and manufacturing electric cars is to reduce global greenhouse emission which is major air pollutant caused by automobiles. Electric vehicles are designed in a way that emits zero-emission.
8. Do electric cars have clutches?
Clutch doesn’t make any sense in the design of electric cars. Mostly, electric cars don’t include a clutch. The purpose of the clutch is to shift the gears smoothly while driving the car. But on the other hand, electric cars don’t include a 6-speed gearbox too, as they are designed to run in an automatic transmission mode.
9. Do electric cars have engines?
No, electric cars don’t have any engines in their setup. Conventional gasoline vehicles need engines to transfer the power from the fuel to the motor. Whereas in electric vehicles, the electric motor would run from the power stored by the batteries in the car. Hence there is no need for an engine for generating power in electric cars.
10. Do electric cars have gears?
No, electric cars won’t come with gears like conventional fuel vehicles. Electric cars have only one gear for moving driving forward and another one for reverse. You don’t need to change gears to reach high speed and to slow down in electric cars. When you accelerate slowly the gear automatically comes down which is an automatic transmission.
11. Do electric cars have a manual transmission?
At present most electric cars don’t have any manual transmissions. Transmission is used only in the place where gears and clutch have been used. Both the clutch and gearbox are not included in electric cars as you don’t need to maintain gear to speed up and to slow down the vehicle. All these have been done in automatic transmission.
12 Do electric cars have petrol backup?
A fully electrically equipped EV doesn’t have any petrol backup in it. On the other hand, partial EV which are known as hybrid cars have some petrol backup in them. The IC engine in hybrid cars acts as a generator for the batteries which need petrol or diesel to run the engine. Running the hybrid car without petrol will lead to severe damage.
13. Do electric cars use gas?
No fully modified electric cars don’t use any kind of fuel gas for it’s running, As the working process of the electric car fully depends only on the electric motor inside it. Which in turn electric motor needs only electrical energy that is provided by the EV batteries. Even hybrid cars use petrol or diesel nor any kind of gas fuel.
14. Do electric cars use oil?
Electric cars don’t use oil. Oil will be used as a lubrication property to keep the IC engine perfectly lubricated. As a result of this engine runs smoothly while driving. In the case of electric vehicles, there are no IC engines, which means the electric car doesn’t have the necessity to use oil.
15. Can electric cars run on petrol?
No, none of the electric cars will run on petrol or diesel. The main motto of designing electric cars is to reduce the usage of fuels like petrol and diesel which are the major air pollutants. Keeping this primary reason electric motors in electric cars are designed in the way that it doesn’t need any petrol which completely runs on electrical energy.
16. What is the cost to charge an electric car?
Charging the electric car will vary accordingly to the units you have used for the charging. In India’s capital Rs.4.5 and Rs.5 will be charged per unit for low-tension and high tension EV’s. In a metro city, Mumbai an average f Rs.15 will be charged for the unit of charging. On average, you need 20 to 30 units to make your EV charge full which will cost around Rs200 to Rs.400.