The Dictionary

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  • DC

    Direct Current. This is the other half of AC and is a faster type of electricity flow when charging electric cars. An electric car has to convert power from the mains socket from AC to DC before it can be stored in the battery, which slows the process. Rapid chargers speed it up by providing a DC flow directly from the charging unit. 

  • Degradation

    Batteries slowly lose their capacity over time as they’re used more, this is degradation. How often they’re charged and how hot or cold they get can also have an impact.

  • Depreciation

    The amount a car’s value drops as it gets older. See also Residual Value.

  • Destination Charging

    The common term for charging your electric car away from home.

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