Technology

What is a mild hybrid?

Just what is a mild hybrid car, and how do they work? Our guide explains

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
What is a hybrid car?

Here's what a hybrid car is, and how they work

What are lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are found in most electric vehicles, but what exactly are they and how do they work?

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...

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?

Electric car battery life: how to preserve your battery

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

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...

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

What is an electric car?

What makes an electric car different from a petrol or diesel one? We make things clear...

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?

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

Do electric cars have gears? Do they drive like automatics? Here's everything you need to know

What is a hydrogen car?

A hydrogen car may sound like science fiction, but they are here and will likely be another form of mainstream motoring in the future. Read on to find out how they work

What is a range extender?

Range extenders are another form of electric cars. They help eliminate range anxiety while maintaining many of the benefits of an all-electric car

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.