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 questions answered

Could you live with an electric car? We asked some members of the public what they thought of them – and some of the answers will surprise you

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Running costs are one of the key reasons why motorists are going electric. We show how much an electric car can cost to run.

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

Do electric cars have gears? Do they drive like automatics? We reveal all.

Can I take my electric car through a car wash - and other questions

We lift the lid on some of the more unusual questions posed by would-be electric car buyers

Are electric cars expensive to insure?

How much does it cost to insure an electric car? Find out here

Can you jump start an electric car?

Fear about getting stuck on the side of the road in a hybrid or electric car? The good news is that they can be jump started

Can solar panels charge an electric car?

Charging your electric car with solar panels is a great way to save money. Read on to find out how

What is a wallbox charger?

What is a wallbox charger? What does it do? Do you really need one? We reveal all.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

We reveal the facts about charging your electric car

Can an electric car go through a car wash?
Can an electric car go through a car wash?

While electricity and water don’t mix, electric cars are safe to take through car washes or to be washed by hand on a Sunday afternoon

Can I generate my own electricity for my electric car?

Want to cut your costs and environmental footprint even further with your electric car? Consider generating your own electricity either via solar or wind power

What is the future for hybrid vans?

Hybrid vans could bring you significant fuel and tax savings, but would one be right for your needs? Here's all you need to know

Are electric cars expensive to service?

Worried about electric vehicles being expensive to service? The good news is that they are generally cheaper than their petrol and diesel counterparts to maintain

Congestion Charge and Nissan Leaf
London Congestion Charge and electric cars

Are electric cars exempt from the London Congestion Charge? We explain

Are electric cars slow? Are electric cars boring?

Think electric cars are boring and slow? Think again. Instant torque and electric motors that spin past 20,000rpm mean they’re far removed from being a slouch

What are kWh and Ah?

Electric vehicles come with a lot of new terminology. However, it’s not all that complicated, and once grasped will make understanding electric vehicles even easier

Tesla Supercharger
Can I use a Tesla Supercharger?

Find out if you can use Tesla's Supercharger network

What is vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging?

It won’t be long before your electric or plug-in car will be able to sell electricity back to the grid from its batteries, helping you save even more money

Electric car depreciation – will electric vehicles lose their value?

All vehicles lose their value over time – depreciation affects any vehicle, be it electric or not. How much electric vehicles lose depends on many factors

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