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

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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

Home wallbox electric car charger
What is a wallbox charger?

What is a wallbox charger? What does it do? Do you really need one? Here, we answer the most common questions about these devices

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 process

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

The UK electric-car grant explained

The UK plug-in car grant offers buyers up to £3,000 off a new electric car costing less than £50,000

Ionity chargers charging
What is fast charging? What is rapid charging?

Fast charging and rapid charging are two phrases often associated with electric cars, but what's the difference? We explain all

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How recyclable are batteries from electric cars?

Electric cars aim to be environmentally friendly, but what about their batteries? Here's everything you need to know about electric car battery recycling

What happens when an electric car runs out?

Just like running out of fuel, an electric car can run out of power. Here's how to avoid it – and what to do if the worst happens

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

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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

Would an electric van suit your business?

Think an electric van will boost your business? You may be right. Before taking the plunge, read on to make sure you know the crucial questions to ask

Vauxhall looks towards Britain's electric future

As the UK’s EV landscape grows rapidly, we look at Vauxhall’s plans to have its entire model range electrified by 2024

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Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?

Struggling to decide between going electric or sticking with diesel? You’re not alone. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each type of van

Citroen e-Dispatch
How to run a zero-emissions van

Looking to save money by purchasing a zero-emissions electric van? Read these tips before heading to the dealer

5 key features of the Vauxhall Corsa-e

Explore Vauxhall’s all-electric Corsa with these infographics

Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3
ULEV explained: what is an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle?

DrivingElectric focuses almost exclusively on Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEV) – but what are they? We explain all

The changing face of an iconic Volkswagen van

From the classically-styled models of the 1950s to today’s ABT eTransporter 6.1, we explore the history of Volkswagen vans

Tesla charging at Instavolt charger
Complete guide to the InstaVolt charging network

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

VW ABT eTransporter
Electric van tax explained

Fully electric cars are exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) road tax, but how does the law apply to electric vans?

Electric van payloads explained

Electric van payloads are similar to those of normal vans, but not identical. We explain everything here