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Can solar panels charge an electric car?
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Can solar panels charge an electric car?

Charging your electric car with solar panels is a great way to save money in the long run. We explain why...
8 Jan 2021
Hybrid vans: all you need to know
Ford Transit Custom PHEV
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Hybrid vans: all you need to know

Hybrid vans could bring significant fuel and tax savings to your business, but are they right for you and your company? Here's all you need to know on…
8 Jan 2021
Can I tow a caravan with an electric or a hybrid car?
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Can I tow a caravan with an electric or a hybrid car?

Want an electric or hybrid car but also need to tow a caravan or trailer? It is possible, but only if you choose the right model
26 Nov 2020
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
28 Oct 2020
How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?
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How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?

Electric company-car tax has fallen to 0% in April 2020, making zero-emissions cars hugely attractive to user-choosers
27 Oct 2020
Should you buy a used electric van?
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Should you buy a used electric van?

Zero-emissions electric vans are proving to be the right choice for many businesses. Read on to find out if one might suit your needs
9 Oct 2020
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car can take a matter of minutes or days, depending on what method you use. Here, we take a look at the ins and outs of the proce…
29 Sep 2020
What is fast charging? What is rapid charging?
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What is fast charging? What is rapid charging?

Fast charging and rapid charging are two phrases often associated with electric cars, but what's the difference? We explain all
16 Sep 2020
Would an electric van suit your business?
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Would an electric van suit your business?

Think an electric van will boost your business? You may be right. Before taking the plunge, read on to make sure you know the crucial questions to ask
20 Aug 2020
Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?
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Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?

Struggling to decide between going electric or sticking with diesel? You’re not alone. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each type of van
20 Aug 2020
Electric van payloads explained
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Electric van payloads explained

Electric van payloads are similar to those of normal vans, but not identical. We explain everything here
18 Aug 2020
What is CHAdeMO charging?
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What is CHAdeMO charging?

CHAdeMO is a rapid-charging DC standard, allowing fast charging of the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-in, and many other models
20 Mar 2020
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
20 Mar 2020
The complete guide to charging an electric car
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The complete guide to charging an electric car

Exactly how do you charge an electric or plug-in hybrid car? Don't worry, it's really easy...
4 Mar 2020
What is a hydrogen car?
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What is a hydrogen car?

A hydrogen fuel-cell car may sound like science-fiction, but they're here and could form a major part of the motoring landscape in years to come
17 Feb 2020
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...
6 Feb 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
What are kWh and Ah?
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What are kWh and Ah?

Electric cars come with lots of new terminology, but it's very easy to understand once you've grasped the jargon...
8 Nov 2019
Is an electric car safe in a crash?
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Is an electric car safe in a crash?

Accidents happen, so how safe is an electric car in a crash compared to a conventional vehicle? The answer is a reassuring one...
8 Nov 2019
Electric cars vs hybrid cars vs plug-in hybrids
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Electric cars vs hybrid cars vs plug-in hybrids

Electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles all have their pros and cons, but which is best for you?
28 Oct 2019
Can an electric car go through a car wash?
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Can an electric car go through a car wash?

Electricity and water don’t mix, but electric cars are perfectly safe to take through car washes
14 Oct 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
Can I generate my own electricity for my electric car?
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Can I generate my own electricity for my electric car?

Want to cut your costs and environmental footprint even further with your electric car? Why not consider solar or wind power?
9 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