Frequently asked questions

In these pages, we try our best to provide comprehensive answers to the questions and concerns that Carinthians have brought to us most frequently. Our knowledge base is organized along several categories, which should be self-explanatory. It is fully searchable via our website's search function.

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What is an e-Car's operating range?

This strongly depends on the e-Car model and, in particular, on the battery being used.

Can I drive an e-Car in very mountainous terrain?

 Yes, but it depends on the e-Car's horsepower and torque rating - just like with conventional cars.

How long does it take to charge an e-Car's battery?

This depends strongly on three factors:

  • The battery type and size/capacity
  • They type of electricity used
  • The battery's remaining capacity at the beginning of the recharging process

How much are "100 km of electricity"?

As a rule, you can expect to pay between €2 and €3.50 per 100 kilometers -- depending on the type of e-Car, the current electricity rate, and your driving style.

How much does an e-Car weigh?

As the Fiat Panda electric demonstrates, e-Cars typically aren't lighter than conventional vehicles.

How much does an e-Car's battery weigh?

This depends on the battery type and on its capacity.

How much is insurance for e-Cars?

As a rule, insurance rates for e-Cars are the same as for conventional cars.

What happens when an e-Car's battery runs out of charge?

In this case, e-Cars behave in exactly the same way as conventional cars: with an empty "tank," the e-Car won't move an inch.

What is the horsepower rating of e-Cars?

It varies. For instance, the Mercedes A Series e-Cell features an electric motor with a peak output of 70 kW (95 hp), and a maximum torque rating of 290 Nm.

What is the top speed for e-Cars?

Similar to conventional cars, e-Cars come in a variety of models that suit different needs.

Why don't e-Cars have roof-mounted solar panels?

Assuming optimal positioning (30° tilt angle to the sun), one square meter of solar cells typically has a 100 W peak output