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

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

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?

What is a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV?

Plug-in hybrid cars combine an electric motor with an internal-combustion engine in order to offer "the best of both worlds". This is how they work

Nissan Leaf charging
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

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
What is a hybrid car?

What is a hybrid car and how do hybrid cars work? Here, we explain everything to do with 'electrified' motoring

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

Complete guide to Rolec EV home chargers

Rolec EV makes a wide range of electric-vehicle chargers: these are the ones most suited to your home

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...

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 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