How does an electric car work?
Range of an electric car
The driving range for an electric car can be up to 600 kilometers depending on the car model and time of year. The range can be improved e.g. with the energy that is created when the break is used. Breaking also charges the battery.
Charging an electric car
There are charging points for electric cars in many places in Finland. You can usually find them at gas stations, shopping centres, road side parking or on the yard of private companies. You can find several maps for charging points at Traficom:Charging and fuelling maps
Kilometer costs for electric cars
For a peer to peer renter the kilometer cost for an electric car can be more than 50% lower than for a car that uses fossil fuels. The price is affected by the power of the charging point and that means that you need to plan your trip according to the range, location of charging point and charging speed.