Do electric cars have reverse gear?
An electric car has two driving options - drive and reverse. One will take you forward at whatever speed you need, while the other does exactly what it says on the tin and reverses you.
This driving experience might feel a little strange if you’re used to driving a manual fuel car, but you’ll soon realise the benefits. The acceleration of an electric car is much faster than on a petrol or diesel alternative, and you’ll never find yourself slipping into the wrong gear when going round a roundabout.
Stalling and hill start problems will also be a thing of the past. You can’t stall an electric car due to its lack of clutch, so you’ll simply push the accelerator down and drive away.
Are all electric cars automatic?
No. Traditionally, they don’t need a clutch or a gearbox, so work more like automatic cars. This might feel strange if you’re used to using gears, so don’t be surprised if you occasionally go for a gear stick that isn’t there.
Ready to make the switch to electric?
Nationwide Vehicle Contracts offers a range of electric car lease deals that could all see you driving off in a brand new car. With the sale of new diesel cars set to be banned in 2030, there’s never been a better time to drive the future of automobiles.
Still not sure? Check out our electric and hybrid car guides for all you need to know or view our Electric Car FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked questions about electric car leasing.