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 electric cars. Plus, you can send your questions directly to us at hello@drivingelectric.com

Electric cars
Your electric-car questions answered: DrivingElectric reader queries

We're here to help! Send us your questions about hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars and we'll do our best to answer

Tesla Supercharger
Tesla charging stations: complete guide to the Tesla Supercharger network

The Tesla Supercharger network is expanding quickly, providing reliable rapid charging throughout the UK

Complete guide to the GMEV (now Be.EV) charging network

In June 2020, Greater Manchester's 'GMEV' electric-car charging network was rebranded as 'Be.EV', with expansion and improvement on the cards

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

Want an electrified car but also need to tow a caravan? It's possible, but only if you choose the right car

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

Engenie charge point
Complete guide to the Engenie charging network

Everything you need to know about charging your car on the Engenie network

Lunaz Jaguar and Bentley electric classic cars
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

Renault Master Z.E. electric van
Electric van lease deals explained

Thinking about leasing an electric van? Here's a starter guide

InstaVolt charging point
Complete guide to the InstaVolt charging network

Need to charge up your electric car on the InstaVolt charging network? Here’s how it works

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 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

Home wallbox electric car charger
What is a wallbox charger?

What is a wallbox charger? What does it do? Do you really need one? We answer the most common questions

Ford MACH-E
Electric car battery life: how to preserve your battery

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

car wash
Car cleaning tips and advice

Cleaning your car doesn't need to feel like a chore. Follow our tips to get the best finish and protect your car's paintwork

Ford Transit PHEV
Hybrid vans: all you need to know

Hybrid vans could bring you significant fuel and tax savings, but are they right for you? Here's all you need to know

Kia Niro PHEV front cornering
Hybrid car lease: car leasing vs PCP

Could leasing be the best option for you? We look at whether leasing is the best way to buy a hybrid car

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...

Android Auto
What is Android Auto? The cars that have it and how it helps EV owners

Google's Android Auto smartphone integration software is very useful – here's why, and how to use it

What is Apple CarPlay? Electric cars with CarPlay

In-car connectivity is becoming increasingly important for electric and hybrid car drivers; here, we look at Apple CarPlay and its benefits

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