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 electric cars. Plus, you can send your questions directly to us at hello@drivingelectric.com

VW Transporter electric
Electric vs diesel vans: which would be better for you?

Struggling to decide between going electric or sticking with diesel? You’re not alone. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each type of van

Citroen e-Dispatch
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

5 key features of the Vauxhall Corsa-e

Explore Vauxhall’s all-electric Corsa with these infographics

Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3
ULEV explained: what is an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle?

DrivingElectric focuses almost exclusively on Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEV) – but what are they? We explain all

The changing face of an iconic Volkswagen van

From the classically-styled models of the 1950s to today’s ABT eTransporter 6.1, we explore the history of Volkswagen vans

Tesla charging at Instavolt charger
Complete guide to the InstaVolt charging network

Need to charge up your electric car on the InstaVolt charging network? Here’s how it works

VW ABT eTransporter
Electric van tax explained

Fully electric cars are exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) road tax, but how does the law apply to electric vans?

Electric van payloads explained

Electric van payloads are similar to those of normal vans, but not identical. We explain everything here

Volkswagen e-Transporter charging
Electric van charging guide

How to charge an electric van is a key consideration for new and potential electric vehicle owners, but it’s a lot easier than you might think

5 things you need to know about the Volkswagen ABT eTransporter 6.1

A closer look at the performance, charging and tech features of Volkswagen’s all-electric van

BP Chargemaster Polar chargers
Complete guide to the Polar Plus charging network

This is how to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car on BP Chargemaster’s Polar Plus public charging network

BMW i3 charging at GeniePoint
Complete guide to the GeniePoint charging network

Need to charge your electric car on the GeniePoint charging network? Here’s all you need to know

The new rules of the Vauxhall Corsa

A look at the changing face of the Corsa, from a reworked ’90s Nova to the all-electric Corsa-e

Road tax
Electric cars and road tax

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

Complete guide to the IONITY charging network

The manufacturer-backed IONITY rapid-charging network is expanding across the UK and Europe – this is all you need to know

What is a self-charging hybrid?

The term 'self-charging hybrid' is appearing increasingly frequently, but what exactly does it mean? Here, we outline the upsides and downsides of this technology

Tesla Roadster
What was the first electric car? A history of the electric car

Ever wondered where the electric car came from? Here's a short history of the technology and milestone moments in its history

How to hire an electric car: rental and subscription services explained

An in-depth guide to hiring an electric car in the UK, whether on a pay-as-you-go basis, for a one-off trip or on a no-commitment longer-term basis

Electric car repairs, servicing and maintenance: a complete guide

How, where and when should you get your electric car serviced? DrivingElectric reveals all

Niu GT electric scooter
Electric mopeds: how fast do they go, how long do they last and should you buy one for your commute?

Electric mopeds are on the rise, just like their four-wheeled counterparts. Here are some of the answers to your most pressing questions