The electric car is attracting more and more French people. But, beyond ecological considerations, is it the new car you need in your daily life? The application “My Electric Car Test” could help you find the answer on the EDF Pulse & You platform. Come co-develop and co-beta test this solution which will assist you in your purchasing decision!
The application allows you to simulate your journeys as if you were driving an electric car. And then you can make all kinds of useful comparisons with the use of a thermal car. Among the questions that come up again and again, of course, the question of the charge. While refueling your thermal car does not take you more than five minutes and gives you a good range, charging your electric car certainly requires a different organization.
On the cost side, first of all, note that the price per kilometer traveled is between three and four times lower for athan for a gasoline or diesel car. A good saving which can – in part at least – offset the additional purchase cost. In this regard, do not forget the ecological bonus and other conversion bonus or local aid that can lower the bill. Do not forget either that the maintenance of an electric car costs less than that of a thermal car. Even if the battery remains to be considered as a consumable.
Electric car, specificities to take into account
If the cost of charging is lower, the charging time of an electric car is still much greater than that required to refuel a thermal car. Depending on the model of the car, the capacity of the battery, its condition, but also the power of the » when you want to travel long distances. Taking into account the autonomy of electric cars which are still modest – some 150 kilometers for cars intended for domestic use., it can take between 15 minutes and several hours. A to be taken into account in the organization of daily life and the estimation of the duration of your journeys. The problem also appears clearly on the application. «
Always on the full side, an important aspect of everyday life, it is of course possible to have a charging solution installed in your home. But be aware that there are also offers that provide access to charging stations now installed throughout France and Europe. It remains to choose the formula that best suits your profile. Again, the application “My Electric Car Test” was designed to advise you.
Finally, note that an electric car is largely as reliable as a gasoline or diesel car. Some have traveled several hundred thousand kilometers.
The electric car is also quite pleasant to drive on a daily basis. Especially in the city where she gives the maximum of her abilities. On the road, even if these acceleration capacities have been demonstrated, it could encourage you to drive more smoothly, in order to optimize its range. Good news, a priori, for road safety.
Subject carried out in partnership with EDF teams.
What you must remember
- A new co-development and co-beta test campaign was launched on 1is June 2021 on the .
- Until November 3, you are invited to experience the application « » designed to support you in your purchasing decision.
- By sharing your experiences and ideas, you can win great gifts, such as a car coffee machine, an on-board camera or even an induction car charger.