How do electric cars work?

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Electric cars, otherwise known as electric vehicles or EVs, run on electricity rather than liquid fuels like petrol. This means they’re better for the environment and in many cases, your wallet. 


How do they work?

Like petrol or diesel that is stored in a fuel tank, the electricity is stored in a battery and used to run the engine. Today, most electric cars in Australia can drive similar distances to a traditional car. 

An electric vehicle can be charged at home via a specially-installed in-home recharger or even through a normal power point in the wall. 

There are also a growing number of powerful public charging stations available around Australia, which are similar to petrol stations and built to enable long-distance travel. They’re also starting to pop up at shopping centres and in parking lots too. 

Depending on the model of you electric car, these fast-charging stations can charge your car’s battery to 80% in 20-40 minutes, while home charging usually gets your car charged-up overnight. 


Are you ready to get an electric car?

Go to your local dealer and take one out for a test spin – we’re confident you’ll quickly find they are more fun to drive than a petrol car!

Using solar power is a fantastic way to charge your electric vehicle, because you don’t have to buy the electricity from your power company. 

DC Power Co is made for solar households, and we offer a suite of services to help our customers get more out of their solar system and electric vehicle. We know an electric car is a big investment, so we want to help you get the most out of it.

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