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kiloWatt-hour (kWh)

What is meant by kWh in an electric car?

KiloWatts per hour (kWh) is the measurement of energy that an electric vehicle can store in its batteries.  As a guide, the Nissan Leaf – the most popular electric car in the UK – has a 40kWh battery, and users report getting anywhere between 5 to 8 kilometres per kWh charge.

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