Jargon busting - EV style.
We already know the electric motor is responsible for driving the wheels, but what about the battery?
Again, it’s really easy, the higher the capacity, the further you’ll be able to drive on a single charge. In an EV, battery capacity is measured in kilowatt hour (kWh) - you can use this number as a comparison when shopping for your new EV.
Because batteries are available in different sizes, you’ll sometimes see the same model with different capacities. Let’s use the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 again as an example. Here in the UK this 2022 model is available with a 58kWh battery, 72kWh battery or 77kWh battery.
And you guessed it, the 77kWh model has the longest range - Hyundai even coin this a ‘Long Range’ model. Spec dependent, official figures tell us the 58kWh model can travel up to a maximum of 238 miles, the 72kWh up to 298 miles and the 77kWh model up to 315 miles. Of course, if your model is an all-wheel drive (AWD) you’ll get more performance at the cost of range.
Don’t forget, there are no gears to worry about either with an EV - drive, park and reverse, that’s it. No gears mean more responsive, EV’s by nature feel far more responsive than an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle for this reason.
It really couldn’t be any easier, or more enjoyable. Sit back, relax and enjoy your new EV from FOW.