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

Electric cars
Your electric-car questions answered: DrivingElectric reader queries

We're here to help! Send us your questions about hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars and we'll do our best to answer

Complete guide to Pod Point home chargers

Find out all you need to know about the Pod Point Solo home wallbox charger for electric cars

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

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

Polestar 2 charging
Benefits of electric cars

We know electric cars are environmentally friendly, but there are other advantages to enjoy when you make the switch

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

Electric company-car tax has fallen to 0% in April 2020, making zero-emissions cars hugely attractive to user-choosers

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

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

Wallbox charger
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

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 the Polar Plus public charging network

Electric bikes: advantages and disadvantages explained

The pros and cons of an electrically assisted bike

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

The idea of carrying out your own electric-car conversion seems tempting, but you’ll need specialist knowledge and it won't be cheap

What is a mild hybrid?

Just what is a mild hybrid car, and how do they work? Our handy guide explains it all

Best electric bikes 2020

Want to electrify your two-wheeled life? We've rounded up some of the best electric bikes for under £1,000

Traction control
What is traction control and how does it work?

Traction control is an almost universal feature of modern cars, and is particularly important for electric vehicles