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

How much does an electric car cost to run?

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

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Ultra-low row running costs are one of the best reasons to go electric: here's now much charging will cost...

Electric cars vs hybrid cars vs plug-in hybrids

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

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

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

What is a self-charging hybrid?

The tern 'self-charging hybrid' is being used more and more, but what does it mean exactly? Here, we outline the pros and cons

Congestion Charge and Nissan Leaf
London Congestion Charge and electric cars

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

eVolt charger
Complete guide to eVolt home charging stations

eVolt is a sub-brand of Swarco that makes two electric-vehicle chargers but they aren’t common in the UK

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

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...

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

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

Electricity and water don’t mix, but electric cars are perfectly safe to take through car washes

Can you store energy you generate?

Generating your own energy through solar or wind is one thing, but you'll need a home battery system to make the most of it

Can I generate my own electricity for my electric car?

Want to cut your costs and environmental footprint even further with your electric car? Why not consider solar or wind power?

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...

Are electric cars expensive to service?

Worried about electric vehicles being expensive to service? Good news: they're generally cheaper than their petrols and diesels...

How to choose the best home EV charger

If you’re buying an electric or plug-in hybrid car, you’ll want a home EV charger to top up the battery

Electric-car conversions: can I build my own electric car?

The idea of doing your own electric-car conversion seems tempting, but you’ll need specialist knowledge

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

Complete guide to the Tesla Powerwall

What is the Tesla Powerwall, and how could it benefit your home? Here’s your complete guide

What is regenerative braking?

An easy guide to regen braking; what it is, how it works and why you needn’t be afraid of it