Charging & range

How far can I drive?

It’s the question everyone asks. And it’s a very important one. The short answer is – probably a lot further than you usually need. But this also depends upon how you use your car, and your personal circumstances. Read on to find out more.

How far do you actually drive?

Understandably, none of us want to worry about how far our car will go before needing a re-charge. But, in reality, most of us drive much shorter distances than we imagine. The majority of car journeys in the UK are less than 15 miles. You could do this a number of times and still be well within the range of a 100% electric car.

Even when you drive that bit further, you should be able to easily stop and top-up on the way, thanks to almost 20,000 public charging point connectors across the country. This includes rapid chargers at 96% of motorway service stations too, which could charge a 100% electric car to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.

Our Journey Range Calculator will show you on a map roughly just how far your selected car can go on a charge, as well as all the charging points in the area. You might be pleasantly surprised…

Use the journey range calculator

Pure electric or Plug-in Hybrid?

The range of 100% electric cars is rapidly improving. Huge advances in battery technology and falling costs mean this will continue to grow and grow. Today, virtually all Go Ultra Low pure electric cars can drive over 100 miles with ease on a single charge; some of the latest models are closer to 200 miles or more.

If that’s not enough though, there’s the option of a plug-in hybrid. Whilst their electric-only range is less (typically 20 – 30 miles) they also have the benefit of a petrol or diesel engine. So, just like a ‘traditional’ car, can drive many hundreds of miles on a single tank of fuel.

Use our car selector to find out the range of our Go Ultra Low cars

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