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

Dartford Crossing
Dartford Crossing: do electric cars pay the Dart Charge?

Unfortunately, electric cars aren’t exempt from the Dart Charge; it’ll cost you £2.50 to drive an electric car over the Dartford Crossing

Electric car wallbox installation: the complete guide

Ever wondered what a electric car home charger installation entails? We reveal all

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

Complete guide to the electric car charging point grant

The electric car wallbox charger grant makes installing a home charger cheaper and easier. Here's how it works...

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

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...

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...

The complete guide to charging an electric car

Exactly how do you charge an electric or plug-in hybrid car? Don't worry, it's really easy...

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

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
What is a hybrid car?

What is a hybrid car and how do hybrid cars work? Here, we explain it all

What is a hydrogen car?

A hydrogen fuel-cell car may sound like science-fiction, but they're here and could form a major part of the motoring landscape in years to come

What if an electric car runs out?

Like a petrol or diesel car running out of fuel, an electric car can run out of power. The good news is that the growing UK charging infrastructure means it's unlikely you'll be left stranded

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

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Are electric cars slow? Are electric cars boring?

Think electric cars are slow and boring? Wrong: instant torque from electric motors makes them very fast indeed...

Electric cars and road tax

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

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 the cost of running an electric car?

Electric cars are cheaper to run than petrols and diesels, but exactly how much are the running costs exactly?

Car dealer finance
Buying an electric car using PCP (Personal Contract Purchase)

PCP is the most popular type of car finance. This is how it works

Car dealer finance
Electric car leasing and personal contract hire (PCH) explained

Long-term car rental, otherwise known as car leasing or personal contract hire, is an increasingly popular way to purchase a car. This is how it works

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Buying an electric car on hire purchase (HP) explained

Hire purchase finance remains a very popular way of buying a car in the UK. This is how it works