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

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...

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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?

Complete guide to the wallbox charger grant

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

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

How much does an electric car cost to run?

Electric cars are cheaper to run than petrols and diesels, but exactly how much are the running costs exactly?

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Ultra-low row running costs are one of the best reasons to go electric: here's now much charging will cost...

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?

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Electric bike regulations UK: the law explained

Confused about UK electric bikes regulations that extend to motorcycles, scooters and mopeds? We explain all the laws

What is a self-charging hybrid?

The tern 'self-charging hybrid' is being used more and more, but what does it mean exactly? Here, we outline the pros and cons

Congestion Charge and Nissan Leaf
London Congestion Charge and electric cars

Do electric cars have to pay the London Congestion Charge? We explain the ins and outs of this daily levy for driving into the UK's capital

eVolt charger
Complete guide to eVolt home charging stations

eVolt is a sub-brand of Swarco that makes two electric-vehicle chargers but they aren’t common in the UK

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

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...