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

Want an electric or hybrid car but also need to tow a caravan or trailer? It is possible, but only if you choose the right model
2 Mar 2021
Electric car battery life: how to preserve your battery
Ford Mustang MACH-E
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Electric car battery life: how to preserve your battery

All you need to know about extending and preserving the life of the batteries in your electric car or van
2 Mar 2021
Electric classic cars: iconic models reinvented for the 21st century
Lunaz Bentley
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Electric classic cars: iconic models reinvented for the 21st century

We take a look at what it takes to convert a classic car to electric power, as well as some of the best examples produced to date
2 Mar 2021
What is the cost of running an electric car?
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What is the cost of running an electric car?

Electric cars are cheaper to run than their petrol and diesel counterparts, but exactly how much does an electric car cost to run?
26 Feb 2021
Complete guide to the GMEV (now Be.EV) charging network
gmev
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Complete guide to the GMEV (now Be.EV) charging network

Greater Manchester's 'GMEV' electric-car charging network was rebranded as 'Be.EV' in 2020, with expansion and improvement on the cards
25 Feb 2021
What is CHAdeMO charging?
CHAdeMO port
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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
25 Feb 2021
How to hire an electric car: rental and subscription services explained
SEAT Mii electric
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How to hire an electric car: rental and subscription services explained

Everything you need to know about hiring an electric car in the UK, for a one-off trip, pay-as-you-go, or on a longer-term basis
24 Feb 2021
Free electric-car charging: Does it exist? How do you get it?
Fiat 500 charging
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Free electric-car charging: Does it exist? How do you get it?

Our guide to charging your electric car without shelling out – and the situations when you should pay
23 Feb 2021
Electric car depreciation – will electric vehicles lose their value?
Nissan Leaf
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Electric car depreciation – will electric vehicles lose their value?

All vehicles lose value over time, so depreciation affects any car, electric or not. How much electric cars lose depends on many factors, however
15 Feb 2021
Complete guide to the electric car charging point grant
Home wallbox charger
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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
15 Feb 2021
How to buy an electric car on finance: the complete guide
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How to buy an electric car on finance: the complete guide

Buying an electric car on finance and want to weigh up options? We explain the differences between PCP, contract hire, personal loans and more
1 Feb 2021
What is fast charging? What is rapid charging?
Rapid charging
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What is fast charging? What is rapid charging?

Fast charging and rapid charging are two phrases often associated with electric car charging, but what's the difference between the two? We explain al…
29 Jan 2021
Complete guide to the ChargePlace Scotland charging network
ChargePlace Scotland
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Complete guide to the ChargePlace Scotland charging network

Need to charge up your electric or plug-in hybrid car on the ChargePlace Scotland charging network? Here's all you need to know about how it works
29 Jan 2021
The UK electric-car grant explained
Electric car charging
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The UK electric-car grant explained

The UK government's plug-in car grant offers buyers up to £3,000 off the price of any brand-new electric car costing less than £50,000
29 Jan 2021
Complete guide to Rolec EV home chargers
Rolec EV
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Complete guide to Rolec EV home chargers

Rolec EV makes a wide range of electric-vehicle chargers: these are the ones most suited to your home
29 Jan 2021
Can you jump-start an electric car?
Starter button
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Can you jump-start an electric car?

Scared of running out of juice in an electric car or hybrid vehicle? Good news: you can jump-start them – but they shouldn't be used to jump-start oth…
29 Jan 2021
Complete guide to the Osprey (formerly Engenie) charging network
Engenie charge point
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Complete guide to the Osprey (formerly Engenie) charging network

Everything you need to know about charging your car on the Osprey network – formerly known as Engenie
29 Jan 2021
Electric car repairs, servicing and maintenance: a complete guide
Electric car repairs
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Electric car repairs, servicing and maintenance: a complete guide

How, where and when should you get your electric car serviced? DrivingElectric reveals all
28 Jan 2021
What is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging?
Nissan Leaf charging
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What is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging?

It won’t be long before your electric car will be able to sell electricity back to the grid from its batteries, helping you save even more money
28 Jan 2021
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Charging
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How long does it take to charge an electric car?

Charging an electric car can take a matter of minutes or days, depending on what method you use. Here, we take a look at the ins and outs of the proce…
28 Jan 2021
What is a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV?
PHEV
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What is a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV?

Plug-in hybrid cars combine an electric motor with an internal-combustion engine in an attempt to offer "the best of both worlds". Here's how they wor…
28 Jan 2021
What are kWh and Ah?
Renault Twizy
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What are kWh and Ah?

Electric cars bring with them with lots of new terminology, but it's mostly easy to understand once you've grasped the jargon
28 Jan 2021
Complete guide to the IONITY charging network
IONITY chargers
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Complete guide to the IONITY charging network

The manufacturer-backed IONITY rapid-charging network is expanding across the UK and Europe – here's all you need to know
28 Jan 2021
How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?
Mercedes EQA
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How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?

The company-car tax, or BiK rate, on electric vehicles is 0% in the 2020/21 financial year, rising to just 1% for 2021/22, making a zero-emissions car…
28 Jan 2021
Complete guide to the GeniePoint charging network
BMW i3 charging at GeniePoint
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Complete guide to the GeniePoint charging network

Need to charge your electric car on the GeniePoint charging network? Here’s all you need to know
28 Jan 2021
Complete guide to Pod Point home chargers
Pod Point wallbox
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Complete guide to Pod Point home chargers

Find out all you need to know about the Pod Point Solo home wallbox charger for electric cars
26 Jan 2021
Complete guide to the Ubitricity charging network
Ubitricity
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Complete guide to the Ubitricity charging network

Using the Ubitricity charging network? You’ll need a special cable to gain access to cheaper tariffs…
25 Jan 2021
Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network
BP Pulse
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Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network

This is how to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car on the BP Pulse public charging network (formerly known as Polar Plus)
22 Jan 2021
Electric car loans and grants in Scotland: a complete guide
Vauxhall Corsa-e and Renault ZOE
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Electric car loans and grants in Scotland: a complete guide

If you live in Scotland and are looking to buy an electric car, there are a number of government schemes to help out
21 Jan 2021
Are electric cars expensive to insure?
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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? We explain all here
19 Jan 2021
Tesla charging stations: a guide to the Tesla Supercharger network
Tesla Superchargers
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Tesla charging stations: a guide to the Tesla Supercharger network

The Tesla Supercharger network is expanding fast, providing reliable rapid charging throughout the UK for owners of the American brand's cars
19 Jan 2021
Do electric cars need an MOT?
BMW i3
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Do electric cars need an MOT?

It may be different to run and drive, but your electric car still needs an MOT test. Here’s what you need to know
18 Jan 2021
Wireless charging for electric cars explained
Wireless charging
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Wireless charging for electric cars explained

What is wireless charging and how does wireless charging for electric and hybrid cars work? Find out here...
12 Jan 2021
Electric-car conversions: can I build my own electric car?
Electric car conversion
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Electric-car conversions: can I build my own electric car?

The idea of carrying out your own electric-car conversion seems tempting, but you’ll need specialist knowledge and it won't be cheap
8 Jan 2021