Electric Vehicles Quiz

Electric Vehicles Quiz

Awareness of electric vehicles is growing every day, but how clued up are you? We’ve put together this electric car quiz to put your knowledge to the test!

Once you’re finished, look at the answers for an explanation. From typical charging times to the environmental benefits of going electric, we hope you’ll learn something new along the way.


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The Electric Quiz Answers

Question 1: How many public electric charging points are in the UK (as of June 2019)?
Correct Answer: c – 24,000!
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As of June 2019, there were 24,000 public charging points available in around 8000 different locations. From service stations to supermarket car parks, there are new charging points springing up all of the time – so whether you’re on a long motorway journey or just popping for the weekly shop, you’re never too far from your next re-fuel.


Question 2: How many miles can an MG ZS EV car typically cover from a full charge (WLTP Combined cycle)?


Correct Answer: b – 163 miles.
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This could get you from London to Birmingham, Manchester to Newcastle or from Weymouth to Brighton without needing to stop for a charge!


Question 3: How long does it take the MG ZS EV battery to be charged to 80% (using a public rapid charger)?
Correct Answer: a – 40 minutes.
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Rapid chargers, which are often found at public charging points, work between 43kW and 50kW and so provide the fastest charging option. This means you could stop at a service station and your car will be ready to go in the time it takes you to grab a light lunch.


Question 4: Which charging points have the strongest power output and therefore offer more powerful charging?
Correct Answer: Public charging points.
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While home charging is a great option for both convenience and cost efficiency, the power offered at public charging points is often considerably stronger than that available at home. Stronger currents at public charging points mean that you can charge on the go, often topping up within 15-20 minutes! The lower voltage available at home make overnight charging a great option.


Question 5: Which of the following can affect how quickly your electric car charges?
Correct Answer: a - the size of your car’s battery, c - weather; and d - whether you’re charging at home or in public.
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The size of your car’s battery, the weather and where you’re charging all have an impact on how long it takes to charge your electric vehicle. This is because larger batteries will take longer to charge, the cold weather can also mean it takes a little longer, and public charging points often offer a quicker charge time than your home. However, the colour of your car and the time of day you choose to charge shouldn’t have an impact! Visit our Behind the Wheel blog to find out more about electric car charging times.


Question 6: How much lower are electric car’s greenhouse gas emissions than petrol or diesel cars, according to the European Environmental Agency?
Correct Answer: c – From 17-30%.
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With your carbon emissions potentially being reduced by a third, it’s clear to see why so many people are choosing to ‘go green’ and buy an electric vehicle.


Question 7: Which of the following could electric cars help with? Choose up to 4.
Correct Answer: a - fuel costs, b - car maintenance costs, d - air pollution; and f - noise pollution.
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Electric cars are proven to save you money on fuel, and can also save on maintenance costs as their engines are less complex than traditional petrol or diesel cars. In addition, they reduce both air and noise pollution, making for a cleaner and more pleasant environment for everyone. However, electric cars do still need to pass a MOT once they are three years old, and there are currently no clear insurance savings to be seen (though experts predict this may soon change!) Take a look at our article to find out more on the benefits of electric cars.


Question 8: In what year will the UK government ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars?
Correct Answer: a – 2035
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This date was moved forward five years to help achieve the country’s carbon emission targets. So, if you’re looking for a new car, it’s a great time to get onboard with electric.


Question 9: As of March 2020, how much could you receive in a government grant for switching to an electric vehicle in the UK?
Correct Answer: c - £3000.
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Accurate at the time we put this car quiz together, the £3000 government grant is a brilliant incentive if you’re thinking of purchasing your first electric vehicle.


Question 10: How much on average could it cost to charge an MG ZS EV from home?
Correct Answer: a – Under £7.
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In fact, with the MG ZS EV’s 44.5 kWh battery, the average cost to charge from empty is likely to be just £6.23! Take a look at our article, How Much Does It Cost to Charge An Electric Car for more information on charging at home and on the road.


We hope that our electric car quiz has taught you a thing or two you didn’t know. To find out even more, visit our Behind the Wheel blog, where you can find a wealth of information relating to electric vehicles.

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