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What is a hydrogen fuel-cell car, or FCEV?
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What is a hydrogen fuel-cell car, or FCEV?

A hydrogen fuel-cell car – or fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) – may sound like science-fiction, but they're here and could form a major part of the …
10 Nov 2021
Hybrid vans: all you need to know
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Hybrid vans: all you need to know

Hybrid vans can bring significant fuel and tax savings for your business, but are they right for you and your company?
13 Sep 2021
Is an electric car safe in a crash?
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Is an electric car safe in a crash?

What happens to electric-car batteries in a crash? Don't worry; the answer is reassuring...
28 Jul 2021
Can I generate my own electricity for my electric car?
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Can I generate my own electricity for my electric car?

Using solar panels or a wind turbine for home generation could make your electric car even greener
26 Jul 2021
What are kWh and Ah?
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What are kWh and Ah?

You might be wondering what some of the new electric-car jargon means – and we're here to help with that
26 Jul 2021
Can an electric car go through a car wash?
Can an electric car go through a car wash?
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Can an electric car go through a car wash?

There's no need to worry – it's perfectly safe to take an electric car into a car wash
21 Jul 2021
The complete guide to charging an electric car
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The complete guide to charging an electric car

How to charge any electric or hybrid car using a plug: everything you need to know explained
21 Jul 2021
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

It can take anywhere from a few minutes to several days to charge an electric car, depending on how you do it. Here's why...
20 Jul 2021
Can you jump-start an electric car?
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Can you jump-start an electric car?

Scared of running out of juice in an electric car or hybrid vehicle? Good news: you can jump-start them – but they shouldn't be used to jump-start oth…
24 Jun 2021
Are electric cars slow? Are electric cars boring?
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Are electric cars slow? Are electric cars boring?

Think electric cars are slow and boring? Wrong: instant torque from electric motors makes them very fast indeed...
1 Apr 2021
Selling electricity back to the grid
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Selling electricity back to the grid

Electric cars will sell electricity back to the grid in the future, making them even more cost-effective for owners
24 Mar 2021
Car insurance: how to get a cheap deal
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Car insurance: how to get a cheap deal

Struggling to get a cheap deal on your car insurance? We've asked the experts to see why that might be the case
20 May 2020
What are lithium-ion batteries?
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What are lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are found in most electric vehicles, but what exactly are they and how do they work?
12 Nov 2019
Is buying a used electric or hybrid car a good idea?
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Is buying a used electric or hybrid car a good idea?

Buying a used electric or hybrid car can save you a lot of money, but there are things to look out for before taking the plunge...
12 Nov 2019
Can you store energy you generate?
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Can you store energy you generate?

Generating your own energy through solar or wind is one thing, but you'll need a home battery system to make the most of it
11 Oct 2019
Are electric cars expensive to service?
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Are electric cars expensive to service?

Worried about electric vehicles being expensive to service? Good news: they're generally cheaper than their petrols and diesels...
9 Oct 2019