One million drivers in England warned to 'only use one pedal'

More than one million motorists can "increase" their driving range" and limit their trips to Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons petrol stations. Vehicle owners and drivers and road users can increase their driving range with a summer driving tip.

ALD Automotive | LeasePlan UK has revealed almost all electric car owners can boost their range by taking advantage of one-pedal driving. This is where the EV’s batteries are recharged as the vehicle breaks, topping up the mileage and increasing their overall range.

ALD Automotive | LeasePlan UK explained: “Whether you’re a seasoned EV driver or made the switch recently, one-pedal driving is one of the great advantages of owning an electric vehicle. Driving becomes easier and more comfortable as you only use one pedal. You can bring the vehicle to a complete stop just by releasing your accelerator.

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“While it might take some getting used to once you get the hang of it, you can really appreciate the benefits of one-pedal driving. The batteries are recharged when your vehicle breaks, increasing your driving range when you’re out on the roads. Your brakes also wear out less because you don't use them which means less maintenance costs.”

There are currently one million electric vehicle drivers, motorists and road users in the UK. ALD Automotive | LeasePlan UK added: “For EV drivers planning a road trip this summer, switching on their one-pedal driving can give them peace of mind over any fears they might have about running out of charge.

“Simply turn it on through your car interface or consult your vehicle manual if unsure.” The cost to recharge your electric vehicle (EV) will depend on the type of car you drive, the batteries your car has and who you buy the electricity from.

With some public charging points, you pay a yearly or monthly subscription, while others bill you on the amount of electricity you use during the charge – a pay-as-you-go model. Some charging points are actually free – especially those installed at an office or supermarket car park.