If you can play the violin can you play the electric violin?

You would be able to play the electric violin just fine with Acoustic Violin skills. The only thing is that the electric violin might take some getting used to as it has a different fell from the acoustic.
First you would have to actually buy a violin to see what it sounds like.

Then you would also have to buy an electric one.

Then you compare and contrast.

Theres your answer!

~Hope this was helpful!

~Mitrian Mage :)
No. Electric are heavier and you don't have to worry about producing sound (due to it being amplified). And some electric ones have frets.