The Dictionary

If you don't know a BEV from a PHEV then this is the place for you

  • Lead Acid

    An old fashioned type of battery which is still used in most cars to run the 12 volt electrics. Also used in old-fashioned EVs such as milk floats.

  • Li-ion

    Lithium Ion. A type of battery used in most electric cars, phones and laptops. Not to be confused with a large cat.

  • Ludicrous Mode

    A setting on some Tesla models which unlocks pant-wetting performance. 

  • LOL

    Laughing Out Loud. A common reaction from anyone who understands electric cars when they hear people say that some EVs can be charged without ever having to plug them in. See ‘Self-charging Hybrid’.

  • Lease

    A way of financing a car which involves a long term rental agreement. It can be cheaper than other forms of finance, but means you never own the car.