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Arrow downWhat is an electric vehicle?

An electric vehicle, also known as an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. The energy used to drive an EV is stored in the battery and the battery is charged at a charging station (at home, in the office or in public).

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Arrow downDo I also have to pay benefits in kind for the loading installation on top of the lease car?

No additional benefit of any kind is deducted for the charging point made available and the power taken back, on top of the benefit of the actual car.  

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Arrow downWhat are the differences with an internal combustion engine vehicle?

EVs differ in more facets than just size and engine power of combustion engine vehicles. For example, an EV has: 

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Arrow downHow safe are electrical vehicles?

Electric vehicles are approved for all safety factors, just like conventional vehicles. In the event of a collision, there is a possibility that some parts may receive an active charge or that short-circuiting causes an electrical fire, though the safety precautions and construction have limited this risk to an absolute minimum.

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Arrow downCan I get electrocuted if I have an accident?

An electric car, just like any other car, has also been tested for safety. In the event of an accident, there is a risk that parts of an electric vehicle will be electrically powered or that a fire will start as a result of a short circuit, although the chance of this happening is very small due to safety features and construction.

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Arrow downDo I need to adjust my fire insurance if I install a home charging station?

It is sufficient to report this to your insurer.

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Arrow downAs an EV driver, what if you have to deal with a completely dead battery, is this included in the breakdown service?

If you are stranded with a flat battery, Assistance will transfer your car to a nearby DC charger so that you can recharge it and continue on your way.

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