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Charging capacity vs. charging speed – which is more important?

What's the difference between charging capacity and charging speed – and why does it have an impact on how much time you will spend at a public charger?

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.

What is the difference between single-phase and three-phase electricity?

What's the difference between a single phase and three phase electricity supply and what they mean for charging your electric car at home.

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.

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.

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.

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 is electric car preconditioning and why should I use it?

Electric car preconditioning is better for you, the health of your battery and your wallet. Here's everything you need to know.

What is the difference between kW and kWh?

If you're confused by the difference between kW and kWh, don't worry, you're not alone. Here, we attempt to explain what each one means.

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Who is the average electric car owner?

A survey of 2,000 Brits has revealed what the average electric car owner looks like. The pen portrait is likely to change as the industry develops.

Are electric cars better for the environment?

Are electric cars really better for the environment? We take a brief look at the arguments for and against.

Is service and maintenance cheaper on an electric car?

Good news: an electric car WILL be cheaper to maintain. You could save as much as 70 percent over a car's lifetime.

Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Vauxhall launch 8-year roadside assistance for EVs

Groupe PSA includes the brands Peugeot, Citroen, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall in the UK – and all now benefit from an eight-year, 100,000-mile roadside assistance plan

DS Automobiles electric cars: FAQ

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