Imagine a vehicle that’s cheap to run, more environmentally friendly and instantly responsive. At Nissan, we have long understood the advantages of a battery pack powering a silent electric motor. Nissan electric vehicles offer improved range and performance to make your drive as effiecient as possible. The advantages of driving an electric vehicle are numerous, but to make the most of them, there are some things to consider.
Electric vehicles use electricity stored in rechargeable high - voltage batteries to power an electric motor. The motor then converts the electric energy into mechanical power to drive the vehicle
Electric - vehicle batteries need to be charged with electricity supplied from a power outlet, such as a plug socket at home or a public charging station. All Nissa fully electric vehicles are delivered with a cable to charge with.
With regenerative braking, energy produced while the vehicle decelerates is converted and stored in the battery. The energy is produced when the accelerator pedal is released by the driver and the momentum of the wheels turns the electric motor. With less need to use the brakes and other mechanical parts, vehicle parts can last longer.
Plug your car into the wall from your domestic socket with your EVSE cable just like a laptop or any other device, and the battery will top up overnight. That’s probably all you will need if you just have a short commute or you don’t use your car every day. Green technology does make your life easier.
The best place to charge your electric vehicle at home is using a dedicated AC home charger. With power outputs ranging from 3kW to 22kW, depending on your electricity supply and vehicle capability. AC home chargers allow much faster charging times than using a 3 - pin socket. Furthermore, the Government EV Home Charge Scheme provides a grant of up to £350 towards a home charger installation subject to eligibility. Further details can be found at:
There are more than 40,000 public charging stations in Europe, including over 7,000 that offer rapid charging services - and those numbers grow every day. You can download an app to help you find and plan your next charge, and benefit from many authorities and workplaces that offer free parking while you charge