Most frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about electric cars? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about electric cars below.

Why choose an electric company car?

  • It is better for the environment
    When choosing an electric company car, you make an active choice to put sustainability on you and your company's agendas. By any measure, electric cars are better for the environment than petrol or diesel cars, as driving on electricity emits less CO2.

  • It is becoming continuously easier
    It is continuously becoming easier to be a driver of an electric car because both the charging network and the batteries of electric cars are constantly evolving and improving. As an example, you can drive up to 600 km. on a single charge in newer electric vehicles. If you need to drive further, there is most likely a charging station just around the corner.

  • It is economically attractive
    When driving an electric car or a plug-in hybrid car, you can save money both regarding the registration tax and the green ownership tax from 2021. These taxes will henceforward be based on the CO2 emission of the car to a larger extent, and as electric cars emit less CO2, the tax expenses will be lower for green cars than for traditional cars. Read more about the new taxation rules here.

  • High quality driving experience
    It is extremely comfortable to drive an electric car, for example because the driving noise is as good as non-existent, as the car is powered by a battery instead of an engine. Also, it is a smoother experience to drive an electric car - especially in an urban environment - due to the lack of gear shifting. Other than that, the conscience is also a tad better when driving an electric car, which only improves the driving experience even more.


Where can I charge an electric car?

We will help your company install charging boxes at the employees' homes and at the workplace so that you, for example, can charge your electric car while sleeping or working. If you are driving elsewhere, you can use one of the many public charging stations, which are part of E.ON and Clever's charging networks that cover all of Denmark along the highways, near shopping malls, at public parking spaces, and many other locations.

You can find all of E.ON's public charging stations here, whereas Clever's public charging stations can be found here.


How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

The time consumption for a full charge of an electric vehicle depends on the battery size, the current power on the battery, and the type of charging station, among other things. Typically, an ordinary full charge at the home charging station will take 5 to 14 hours, which is usually not a problem, as it is simply done overnight. The public charging stations are often quicker, and if you need an even faster charge, you can use a supercharger, which you will find along the highways. With a supercharger, your battery can - depending on car type - be charged to 80 % in approximately 30 minutes, but do note that it is also a more expensive charge-up.


How can I extend the electric range of my electric vehicle?

A lot of people experience the so-called “range anxiety”, which is the fear that a vehicle has insufficient energy storage to reach the intended destination on a single charge. 

However, there are a few things you can do yourself to extend the electric range and, thereby, drive a further distance on a single charge. Below, we give you five concrete tips on how to extend the electric range of your car.

  • Lower the speed
    High speed can cost a lot of energy and, thereby, decrease the electric range of your car. Therefore, you can benefit from lowering the speed a bit and, in that way, increase the electric range. 

  • Reuse the energy
    When you brake, the car automatically produces extra power for the battery. Technically, this happens because most electric vehicles use the electric motor as a motor brake. Thus, a tread on the brake will automatically generate power to the battery. This is called recuperation and is especially suitable when driving in the city.

  • Warm up and cool down the car when charging
    In Denmark, the summer can be quite hot – and the winter very cold. Therefore, it is often necessary to turn on the air-conditioning system. However, facts are that the use of the air-conditioning system when driving can reduce the electric range. Thus, warm up and cool down your car during charging time. In this way, you avoid spending energy when driving.

  • Check your tire pressure
    A low tire pressure can have a negative effect on your electric range. This is due to the fact that the car uses more energy when driving with a low tire pressure than with a high tire pressure. Thus, make sure that the tire pressure of your car is correct to extend the electric range.

  • Use the ECO driving program
    Most electric vehicles have a special ECO driving program, where the air-conditioning system typically turns off and the acceleration turns down. A push on the button and you automatically extend the electric range of your car. 


What is the difference between electric cars, hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid cars?

  • Electric vehicle (EV)
    An electric car only has an electric engine and therefore drives on 100 % electricity. The engine is charged by a charging socket when the car is not in use.

  • Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)
    A hybrid car has both an electric engine and an internal combustion engine that work together to as drive as effectively and environmentally friendly as possible on a combination of electricity and ordinary fuel. At times where the fuel consumption of the combustion engine is high, the electric engine kicks in to reduce the fuel consumption. Hybrid cars cannot be charged through a charging socket but can be refueled with ordinary fuel on gas stations, whereafter the battery in the electric engine is charged by the internal combustion engine when braking, for example.

  • Plug-in-hybrid vehicle (PHEV)
    A plug-in hybrid car is also equipped with both an electric engine and an internal combustion engine, but in contrast to the ordinary hybrid car (HEV), the electric engine in a plug-in hybrid car can both be charged using a charging socket as well as by the combustion engine. Accordingly, a plug-in hybrid can also be refueled with ordinary fuel at a gas station.