AFV – Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Alternative Fuel Vehicles, a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than the traditional petrol or diesel.
AC – Alternating Current
Alternating Current tends to be home chargers and lower-powered chargers. This is where an electric charge changes direction periodically.
BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle
A car that is purely powered by a battery and no other fuel. You would charge a BEV by plugging it into a charger.
BIK – Benefit in Kind
A term used by the HMRC when considering company cars. The higher the BIK the more company car tax you’ll pay. Different cars are taxed at different rates, however, EVs tend to be a lot lower than traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
CCS – Combined Charging System
Mostly used by European vehicle manufacturers.
CHAdeMO – Charge de Move
A form of popular charging capability by car manufacturers. It’s used for rapid charging. – this has mostly been phased out by CCS.
You use a charging point to charge your electric vehicle (EV). This can be a home charging point or a public charging point or post. The cost of charging your vehicle can vary depending on your home tariff or the provider of the charging point or post, so it’s always best to check.