Your questions answered

If you need to know more before taking the plunge with an electric car, you're in the right place. We've answered all the frequently-asked questions about the electric cars. Plus, you can send your questions directly to us at

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Formula E 2018 - 2019 season: calendar, teams and drivers

Your guide to the cars, drivers and schedule of the 2018/19 Formula E season for electric racing cars

What is a self-charging hybrid?

Self-charging hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular, but what are they exactly? We outline the pros and cons...

Can I tow a caravan with an electric or a hybrid car?

Want to go electric, but also need to tow a caravan? Don't worry, this is perfectly possible with the right 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

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

London ULEZ: what is the London Ultra Low Emission Zone?

The London Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force today: find out if your car will incur a charge…

Complete guide to BP Chargemaster home chargers

Everything you need to know about BP Chargemaster wallbox home chargers

Complete guide to Pod Point home chargers

All you need to know about the Pod Point Solo wallbox charger

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.

Electric car wallbox installation: the complete guide

Ever wondered what a home charger installation entails? We reveal all

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.

Tethered or untethered home charger?

Should you choose a wallbox with an integrated cable, or without? We explain the pros and cons of each

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

Electric car charger map

Find your nearest electric-car charging point

What if an electric car runs out?

Like running out of fuel in a normal car, electric cars can run out of battery. The good news is that the UK’s public charging infrastructure is growing at a rapid pace to deter that from happening

Will an electric car work in the winter?

Worried about a cold-snap immobilising your electric car? Don’t: electric cars are capable of tackling the worst that the British winter can throw at them

How recyclable are batteries from electric cars?

Electric cars produce zero emissions as they drive around, but how environmentally friendly is the production and disposal of their batteries? Vicky Parrott investigates

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