Pure electric vehicles run on an electric motor powered by a battery 100% of the time.
At the moment, most pure electric vehicles on the market offer a range of around 100 miles, though many offer more.
You can charge a pure electric vehicles directly from a normal plug socket, but to speed up recharging times there are also fast and rapid chargers available.
On the road, pure electric vehicles only need a single gear, giving very even acceleration and deceleration.
As they rely entirely on electricity for power there’s no tailpipe emissions. And with none of the heavy and noisy components of a traditional engine, they’re extremely quiet.
Most electric vehicles also have their batteries in the floor, resulting in a low centre of gravity and excellent handling.