Own Electric

DrivingElectric’s Own Electric advice is brought to you in partnership with Volkswagen. Electric mobility is at the heart of Volkswagen’s future, and with more than 30 electric models planned by 2025, it really is leading the charge. In 2019 it will launch its ID. brand which will focus on models designed from the ground up to deliver the range, charging time and style electric car buyers demand.

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Volkswagen's electric future

Volkswagen’s ambitions don’t end with today’s models. We reveal the tech that’s coming soon and lift the lid on the forthcoming ID. brand.

Reimagining the electric Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s electric future is already mapped out. But what would the electric VW of 2030 look like? We met a group of automotive design students to find out

Design and tech secrets of the Volkswagen e-Golf

Don’t let the e-Golf’s resemblance to a regular Golf fool you – this is a car packed with innovative design and technology. We walk you through the secrets behind the compact EV

Identifying the Volkswagen I.D.

The first model from the Volkswagen I.D. brand is arriving in 2020. We lift the lid on the new car, the versions that’ll be available and, referencing the concept, the technology we can expect to see.

Meet the e-Golf’s Biggest Fan

Running a fleet of nearly 3,000 vehicles gives you an idea of what works and what doesn’t. We speak to Jonathan Hampson, General Manager for Zipcar UK, who explains why the e-Golf is such a popular choice for him and his members

Quiz: is an electric car right for me?

You’re just a handful of questions away from finding out

Why the e-Golf is the perfect fleet choice

The challenges facing fleet operators continue to grow, but the Volkswagen e-Golf answers them all

Golf Stream: meeting a serial Golf owner

The e-Golf is truly a Volkswagen for the 21st Century – so what does a serial Golf owner think of the electric revolution?

The complete guide to charging an electric car

Are you considering an electric or plug-in hybrid car? Here's how and where to charge it

Britain’s best electric driving roads

The Volkswagen e-Golf is ready for adventure, and here the purity of its electric power comes together with the brilliance of the UK’s best driving roads

Driving range: how far can an e-Golf really go?

Volkswagen’s e-Golf isn’t just for city slicking. And to prove it, we take an epic road trip from one end of the country to the other, all on electric power

Electric cars: your questions answered

Could you live with an electric car? We asked some members of the public what they thought of them – and some of the answers will surprise you

Electric car battery life explained

Everything you need to know about your electric car's battery life

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Running costs are one of the key reasons why motorists are going electric. We show how much an electric car can cost to run.

Why company car drivers are going electric

Switched-on company car drivers are seeing the benefits of running the Volkswagen e-Golf over the mainstream alternatives

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

Do electric cars have gears? Do they drive like automatics? We reveal all.

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How to find electric car charging points: Zap Map

Here's how to easily find somewhere to top up your plug-in hybrid or electric car

Are electric cars expensive to insure?

How much does it cost to insure an electric car? Find out here

What is a wallbox charger?

What is a wallbox charger? What does it do? Do you really need one? We reveal all.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

We reveal the facts about charging your electric car