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Sam Naylor

Sam specialises in reviews and buying advice online, plus group tests and more in print. He's driven nearly every car on the market and rated each one for various publications over the years and you'll find his writing all over the Driving Electric site, from our advice and best cars articles to our videos, group tests and in-depth reviews. Sam's a fan of innovative cars that do something different, so his favourite EV is the ahead-of-its-time BMW i3.

 

Why are electric cars expensive? Inside today's EV prices
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Why are electric cars expensive? Inside today's EV prices

Find out why electric cars cost more than petrol or diesel equivalents and how that will change in the future
22 Sep 2023
What is a frunk?
Tesla Model Y frunk
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What is a frunk?

Modern electric cars are frequently offered with a ‘frunk’ – but what is this and why would you need one?
5 Sep 2023
Do EVs have engines?
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Do EVs have engines?

Electric cars look very similar to petrol cars, but under the skin they are very different. We look at how EVs work
22 Aug 2023
Do EVs need oil?
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Do EVs need oil?

Electric vehicles (EVs) don’t need engine oil, but they still need to be serviced regularly. We take a closer look at what that involves...
22 Aug 2023
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Fastest electric cars in the world 2023
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Fastest electric cars in the world 2023

The days of the trundling milk float are long gone; the latest electric cars are now some of the fastest vehicles in the world
13 Jul 2023
What are heat pumps?
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What are heat pumps?

Electric cars are often available with heat pumps, but what are they and why would you need one?
5 Jul 2023
Electric car battery recycling: all you need to know
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Electric car battery recycling: all you need to know

How recyclable are the batteries from electric cars? The situation isn't perfect, but a number of solutions are being worked on
4 Jul 2023
Can you jump-start an electric car?
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Can you jump-start an electric car?

Electric cars can suffer from similar starting issues as a normal car, but the good news is that it’s still possible to jump-start them. Find out how …
28 Jun 2023
Can solar panels charge an electric car?
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Can solar panels charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car with solar panels is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental impact from driving – here’s how it works
27 Jun 2023
Hybrid vans explained: top models, running costs, pros and cons
Ford Transit Custom PHEV hybrid
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Hybrid vans explained: top models, running costs, pros and cons

Find out if a hybrid van is right for you or your company with our guide to what they are and why you might choose one
27 Jun 2023
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Tethered or untethered home charger?
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Tethered or untethered home charger?

Find out if you should buy a tethered or untethered EV charger and what the differences are between them
27 Jun 2023
Top 15 best used plug-in hybrid cars 2022
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Top 15 best used plug-in hybrid cars 2022

Plug-in hybrid cars have the potential to bring big savings on running costs, and buying used can make them even cheaper. Here are the best used PHEVs…
30 Nov 2022
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Top 10 best hybrid family cars 2021
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Top 10 best hybrid family cars 2021

If you’re not ready to go fully electric yet, you should consider one of these: the best hybrid family cars to buy in the UK right now
27 Jul 2021
Twin test: Ford Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model 3
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Twin test: Ford Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model 3

Ford’s first modern electric car, the Mustang Mach-E, takes on the Tesla Model 3 in our comprehensive twin test
25 Mar 2021
Canoo to launch new electric pick-up in 2023
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Canoo to launch new electric pick-up in 2023

US-based electric car company Canoo has announced a distinctive-looking electric pick-up truck for 2023
12 Mar 2021
Upgrades coming for UK’s Electric Highway motorway charging network
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Upgrades coming for UK’s Electric Highway motorway charging network

New chargers and improvements for existing tech, including contactless payment, are on the way for the motorway charging network in the UK
12 Mar 2021
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