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 hello@drivingelectric.com

Electric cars vs hybrid cars vs plug-in hybrids

Electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids all have their pros and cons, but which is best for you?

What is a hydrogen car?

A hydrogen car may sound like science fiction, but they are here and will likely be another form of mainstream motoring in the future. Read on to find out how they work

Complete guide to the wallbox charger grant

If you’re about to go electric, you’ll need a wallbox charger. Fortunately, there are grants available to make this more affordable

Is buying a used electric or hybrid car a good idea?

Buying a used electric or hybrid car can help you save a lot in the long run. Just make sure you do your homework before taking the plunge

Should you buy a used electric van?

Electric vans are proving to be the right choice for many businesses. Read on to find out if they suit your needs

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

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

Selling electricity back to the grid

In the future, electric cars will be able to sell electricity back to the grid, making them even more cost efficient for owners

What is a range extender?

Range extenders are another form of electric cars. They help eliminate range anxiety while maintaining many of the benefits of an all-electric car

What are lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries are now associated with electric vehicles, but what exactly are they and how do they work?

What if an electric car runs out?

Like running out of fuel in a normal car, electric cars can run out of battery. The good news is that the UK’s public charging infrastructure is growing at a rapid pace to deter that from happening

Will an electric car work in the winter?

Worried about the next cold-snap immobilising your electric car? Don’t. Electric cars are capable of tackling the worst that the British winter can throw at them

Is an electric car safe in a crash?

Accidents happen, but electric cars are are just as safe as any other car. In fact, they come with some of the highest safety ratings currently given

Electric van payloads explained

All vans come with a maximum weight they’re allowed to carry, known as a payload. Electric vans are no different

Can you store energy you generate?

Generating your own energy through solar or wind is one thing, but to make the most of it, it’s best to be able to store it for later use. A home battery system will allow you to do so

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...

What is CHAdeMO charging?

CHAdeMO is a rapid-charging DC standard, allowing fast-charging on the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-in, and many other models

What is a mild hybrid?

You've no doubt heard of hybrid cars, but what exactly is 'mild hybrid' technology? Allow us to explain...

What is an electric car?

Not quite sure what an electric car is, or how it differs from a petrol or diesel vehicle? We make things clear

What is a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV?

Plug-in hybrids are an ideal compromise if you're unsure if a fully-electric car is for you. We explain all.