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Can I take an electric car through a car wash?

Spoiler alert: YOU CAN take an electric car through a car wash. Here's what you need to do.

What is a granny cable?

A ‘granny cable’ is also known as an ICCB (In Cable Control Box) cable and should come with your new electric car? But what is it and what does it do?

Why the sound of silence is coming to the electric car

Since last year, car manufacturers have been required to fit an audible alert system to ensure all new electric cars make a sound in the city.

Hyundai electric cars: FAQ

Here’s what you need to know about Hyundai’s range of electric cars, including prices, equipment and charging speeds.

What is regenerative braking and why is it important?

Regenerative braking – or recuperation – recovers lost energy that would have been lost when braking and uses it to recharge the batteries. Clever stuff.

What’s the difference between AC and DC electricity?

What's the difference between AC and DC – and how do they impact on the time it takes to recharge your electric car with electricity.

Which electric car charging networks operate in the UK?

We run through a list of the major electric car charging networks in the UK, including Polar, Pod Point, Charge Your Car, Ecotricity, Tesla and Ionity.

How do you drive an electric car?

Driving an electric car is no more difficult than getting behind the wheel of a petrol or diesel vehicle. In fact, you'll probably enjoy the drive even more

Are electric cars really zero emissions vehicles?

An electric car offers 100 percent zero emissions at the point of use. Or does it? You must consider the source of electricity and other forms of pollution.

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Will an electric car cause my home energy bills to rocket?

Charging an electric car at home will increase your domestic energy bills, but by shopping around for the right tarrif, it won't be a costly experience.

Do electric car charging points take credit cards?

You can’t usually pay-as-you-drive with a credit card. But while the current system for EVs is complicated, times are changing

Why the sound of silence is coming to the electric car

Since last year, car manufacturers have been required to fit an audible alert system to ensure all new electric cars make a sound in the city.

Are electric cars really zero emissions vehicles?

An electric car offers 100 percent zero emissions at the point of use. Or does it? You must consider the source of electricity and other forms of pollution.

What is an Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) car dealer?

The Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme is a government-backed initiative that should provide consumers with peace of mind when buying an electric car.