Glossary of Terms


Charge Time

In all cases unless stated ‘Charge Time’ is calculated from Empty to Full. It is highly unlikely that EV Owners will arrive at a Public Charge station with Zero Miles in the battery



The NEDC is a method which can be used for comparing fuel consumption of different models and manufacturers, as the tests put vehicles under the same, ideal conditions. In real life many factors such as your driving style, the type of journey, your speed and the climate affect how far your EV will go. Just Like MPG claims by Motor  manufacturers, the reality is often less.


Granny Cable

This universally describes a connecting lead from a 13amp UK domestic 3 Pin Socket to an EV. Described as such because it can take a very long time to deliver a full charge but is much appreciated by many EV owners



Alternating Current (AC) is a type of electrical current, in which the direction of the flow of electrons switches back and forth at regular intervals or cycles Typically 50 Hz. Current flowing in power lines and normal household electricity that comes from a wall outlet is alternating current.



Direct current (DC) is electrical current which flows consistently in one direction. The current that flows in a flashlight or another appliance running on batteries is direct current.



Continuously Variable Transmission, is a type of single-speed automatic gearbox. The CVT gearbox has been used in a variety of cars, but you'll usually find it fitted to many EVs. It provides instant torque with no need to change gear either manually or automatically. Its a joy to drive.



Internal Combustion Engine