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 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

Buy a car online
How to buy a car online during the coronavirus lockdown

Still in the market for a new or used car despite the lockdown? Our guide outlines how car companies are looking to help

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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...

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

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

Smart eScooter and eBike
Electric bike and scooter regulations UK: the law explained

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

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?

Coronavirus: what does it mean for hybrid and electric car drivers?

The UK government has issued advice and brought in restrictions to deal with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, but what does it all mean for motorists?

Ford Mustang MACH-E
Congestion Charge exempt cars: do electric cars have to pay?

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

Complete guide to the IONITY charging network

The manufacturer-backed IONITY rapid-charging network is expanding across the UK and Europe – this is all you need to know

Road tax
Electric cars and road tax

Are electric or hybrid cars exempt from road tax? Here's how the current system works

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Extremely low running costs are one of the top reasons to switch to an electric car. But how uch do they cost to charge? Find out here

Car dealer finance
How to sell your car: selling an electric or hybrid car

Selling your electric or hybrid car needn’t be a challenge. These are our tips for a straightforward sale

What is a self-charging hybrid?

The term 'self-charging hybrid' is appearing increasingly frequently, but what exactly does it mean? Here, we outline the upsides and downsides of this technology

Electric car battery life: how to preserve your battery

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

Electric car warranty and battery warranty

Worrying about the battery in your electric car? You shouldn’t, there are long warranties in place to ensure they last

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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How to check if an electric car is taxed, MoTd and insured

It pays to know if a car is fully legal for use on UK roads, especially during the used buying process. Our guide explains all

Complete guide to Andersen home charging points

Find out more about the stylishly designed wallbox and floor-mounted chargers from this UK manufacturer