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

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

What is an electric car?

What makes an electric car different from a petrol or diesel one? We make things clear...

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...

Are electric cars expensive to insure?

Electric cars tend to cost more than conventional cars, but are they also more expensive to insure? We explain...

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

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How much is the company-car tax on an electric car?

Electric cars are tax-exempt when bought privately, but you'll have to pay company-car tax if purchased through an employer

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

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

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

We reveal the facts about charging your electric car

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

Do electric cars have gears? Do they drive like automatics? Here's everything you need to know

Can I tow a caravan with an electric or a hybrid car?

Want to go electric, but also need to tow a caravan? This is perfectly possible, but you'll need the right car...

Complete guide to char.gy lamp-post chargers

UK firm char.gy offers councils two electric-car charging solutions for on-street parking

Six ways to get the best range from your electric car

Ever wanted to know how to get more mileage from a charge? Here's how

Complete guide to EO Charging home charging stations

Everything you need to know about EO Charging’s home wallbox, electric-car charging line-up

All you need to know about running electric fleet vehicles

Find out the pros and cons of your business running electric cars, and whether now is the time for your fleet to go electric