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Electric Vehicles are for people who have realised we need to stop using petrol, want quieter transport and like all the technical advances EV’s provide.  AmazingEV provides a friendly place to buy and sell used EV’s, with like minded people.

We work with a number of buyers of petrol or ICE vehicles and can put you in touch with someone that can help.  Here at AmazingEV we are dedicated to selling only Electric Vehicles.

Electric vehicles offer numerous benefits, including reduced carbon emissions, lower operating costs, quieter rides, and the potential for government incentives. They also contribute to a cleaner environment by decreasing air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels.

AmazingEV offers detailed reviews and comparisons of various electric vehicle models, including their features, specifications, range, charging capabilities, and more. You can explore these resources to find the EV that best suits your lifestyle and preferences.

Yes, many governments around the world offer incentives to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. These incentives can include tax credits, rebates, reduced registration fees, and access to carpool lanes.  Check our website for information specific to your region

As the number of new EV options are growing fast, they still tend to be at the expensive end of the budget.  Many models are now available second hand, and represent much better value than buying new.

While electric vehicles offer numerous benefits, there are some considerations to keep in mind, such as initial purchase price, charging infrastructure availability in certain areas, and potential longer charging times for certain models. We provide a balanced view of both the advantages and potential challenges of owning an EV.

With current technology, no, please don’t try this.  In fact most, if not all current EV’s prevent you from driving while charging.  There is technology to allow, like your phone wireless charging while parked or driving, but we are not there yet.

While the power to drive the EV motor comes from a lithium composite battery (at a high voltage, roughy 400 or 800 volts), the lower voltage equipment, sound system, electric windows, air con fans etc. still rely on a 12 battery.

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EVs don’t use any petrol at all.  Whereas Hybrids still use some, so you’ve still got all the complexity and maintenance costs of an ICE car, plus the weight of the EV motor and battery.  About as pointless as wearing a beanie in summer!  We say, if you are going to make the switch, do it properly and go full EV.

ICE stands for Internal Combustion Engine, otherwise known as a Petrol or Diesel car or truck.  It’s now a commonly used acronym as the old alternative to EV’s.

EV’s are expected to get well over 300,000 km in their life time.  Most EV’s built now have batteries that should be good for over 500,000 km.  In excess of most ICE cars and without the annual maintenance.  So a used EV with under 100,000 km still has plenty of life left.

Electric vehicles generally require less maintenance than their internal-combustion counterparts, but they are still complex machines that require service and maintenance.

Apart from filling up the windscreen washer fluid, it will be filters, tyres, brakes and bearings.  All much slower wearing than an ICE car.

Some vehicle models follow a fairly linear 1.5-2.0% per year, while most others drop 2-3% in the first couple of years before leveling to 1% per year.  In the Tesla Model S, for example, we see that many lose less than 5% of range from 50,000 to 200,000 miles.”

According to the Insurance Council of Australia, EV insurance premiums are generally higher for a number of reasons, outlined below.

  • Key EV Insurance Premium Price Factors
  • More expensive vehicle price tag
  • New EV technology and parts, such as motor and battery, are more costly to produce and replace
  • Fledgeling local supply chain of EV parts, leading to higher costs for importing them)
  • Fewer trained technicians and service centres in Australia

Average electric vehicle (EV) range can vary widely depending on the make and model of the vehicle. However, generally information based on trends up to that point.

In recent years, EV technology has been improving rapidly, leading to longer driving ranges. Many modern electric cars were offering ranges of  320-500 km’s on a single charge. Some high-end models and dedicated electric vehicle manufacturers were even achieving ranges closer to 650 km’s or more.

Keep in mind that these ranges can vary due to factors like driving conditions, temperature, driving speed, and usage of accessories like air conditioning or heating.

Check with each car for stated WLTP and actual range.

WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Test Procedure – a long-winded way of saying a new standard to measure fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and range. Introduced in Autumn 2017, the WLTP measures vehicles in realistic driving situations and determines their fuel consumption, range, and emissions.
It’s not usually a good real measure of EV range, but it is a good relative measure to compare vehicles.

AmazingEv offers guides and articles on charging options, including home charging, public charging stations, and fast charging networks.  We provide insights into charging equipment, compatibility, and tips for efficient charging.

Electric cars are most efficient when driven at around 80 – 95 kmph.  If you want to boost your EV’s range, stick within this speed bracket.  This isn’t always possible, especially when driving on the motorway but by staying in the sweet spot, you are optimising wind drag v battery power.

The EV batteries can only take DC power.  Unlike AC chargers, a DC charger has the converter inside the charger itself. and doen’t need the car to convert it to DC.  That means it can feed power directly to the car’s battery and doesn’t need the onboard charger to convert it. DC chargers are bigger, faster, and an exciting breakthrough when it comes to EVs.

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