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

What is an electric car and how do electric cars work?

What makes electrics car different from petrols and diesels? And how do electric cars work? We have the answers

Electric car depreciation – will electric vehicles lose their value?

All vehicles lose their value over time, so depreciation affects any vehicle, whether electric or not. How much electric vehicles lose depends on many factors

Will an electric car work in the winter?

Worried about a cold snap immobilising your electric car? Here, we explain how cold weather affects electric cars

What is a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV?

Plug-in hybrids combine an electric motor and internal-combustion engine in an effort to offer 'the best of both worlds'. We explain all.

Are electric cars expensive to insure?

Electric cars tend to cost more to buy than conventional cars, but are they also more expensive to insure?

Electric car charging points near me: UK map and network guide

Use our simple guide to find your nearest electric car charging points for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Complete guide to the electric car charging point grant

The electric car wallbox charger grant makes installing a home charger cheaper and easier. Here's how it works...

Ford Transit PHEV
Hybrid vans: all you need to know

Hybrid vans could bring you significant fuel and tax savings, but would one be right for your needs? Here's all you need to know

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

Electric van payloads explained

Electric van payloads are similar to normal vans, but not identical. We explain in full

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car can take a matter of minutes or days, depending on how you charge it. Here are the ins and outs explained...

Peugeot 508 PHEV
How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?

Electric company-car tax is set to fall to 0% in April 2020, making hugely attractive to business buyers

Selling electricity back to the grid

Electric cars will sell electricity back to the grid in the future, making them even more cost effective for owners

What are lithium-ion batteries?

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

Is buying a used electric or hybrid car a good idea?

Buying a used electric or hybrid car can save you a lot of money, but there are things to look out for before taking the plunge...

The complete guide to charging an electric car

Exactly how do you charge an electric or plug-in hybrid car? Don't worry, it's really easy...

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...

Is an electric car safe in a crash?

Accidents happen, so how safe is an electric car in a crash compared to a conventional vehicle? The answer is a reassuring one...

Electric cars and road tax

Are electric cars exempt from road tax? These are the ins and outs of the current system