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

What is CHAdeMO charging?

CHAdeMO is a rapid-charging DC standard, allowing fast charging of the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-in, and many other models

Selling electricity back to the grid

Electric cars will sell electricity back to the grid in the future, making them even more cost-effective for owners

Electric van payloads explained

Electric van payloads are similar to normal vans, but not identical. We explain in full

What is an electric car and how do electric cars work?

What makes electrics car different from petrols and diesels? And how do electric cars work? We have the answers

HPI check
What is an HPI check?

‘HPI clear’ is a phrase you’ll have come across when car hunting – but what does it mean?

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

Wallbox charger
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...

The UK electric-car grant explained

The UK plug-in car grant rules changed again in March 2020, but buyers still get a £3,000 electric car subsidy on models costing less than £50,000

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

Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?

A guide to where you can find UK hydrogen fuel stations for filling up a hydrogen fuel-cell car

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

Renault Kangoo Z.E.
Electric van charging guide

The idea of charging an electric van is a big change for new and potential electric vehicle owners, but it’s a lot easier than you might think