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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.


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

How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?

Electric cars are tax-exempt when bought privately, but if you get one for private use from your employer, you have to pay the company-car tax on it

How much does an electric car cost to run?

A key selling point for electric vehicles is that they're cheaper to run than conventional cars. Here, we show you why

The UK electric car grant explained

The UK Government’s plug-in car grant has recently been updated – we explain the changes and how it works

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...

What is CHAdeMO charging?

CHAdeMO is a rapid-charging DC standard, allowing fast-charging on the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-in, and many other models

What is a mild hybrid?

You've no doubt heard of hybrid cars, but what exactly is 'mild hybrid' technology? Allow us to explain...

What is an electric car?

Not quite sure what an electric car is, or how it differs from a petrol or diesel vehicle? We make things clear

What is a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV?

Plug-in hybrids are an ideal compromise if you're unsure if a fully-electric car is for you. We explain all.

What is a hybrid car?

We reveal what a hybrid car is, and how they work

How to choose a home wallbox charger

If you're going electric, a wallbox charger is a must-have item. We give you the lowdown.

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

Electric cars and road tax

How much will it cost you to tax your electric car? We explain all

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.

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Motability and electric vehicles

Electric cars are available on the Motability scheme. Here's what you need to know.

Electric car battery life explained

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

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

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

Are electric cars expensive to insure?

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

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