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Glossary

The Motoring Electric glossary runs from AC to ZEV. It shoud help you to understand the acronyms, abbreviations and terminology used for electric cars.

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?

What is the difference between slow, fast and rapid charging?

Looking for a brief overview of the difference between slow, fast and rapid electric car charging? You've come to the right place.

How many years does an electric car battery last?

With care and consideration, there's no reason why an electric car battery shouldn't last for at least 100,000 miles and 10 years. In some cases, the figures will be much higher.

MG electric cars: FAQ

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

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.

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.

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.

How cheaply can I buy a used electric car?

You’ll need at least £5,000 to buy a used electric car, but think twice before reaching for your wallet. Because while some cars grow old gracefully, an ageing electric car could be an...

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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.

Warranty company busts electric car reliability myths

Warrantywise has analysed policy data to analyse the reliability of the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 electric cars.

How do I find my nearest electric car charger?

Whether you're using an app or a map, we list the ways you can locate the nearest electric car charger.

Electric McLaren Senna Ride-On is Lando Norris approved

The McLaren Senna Ride-On is an all-electric car for 3 to 6 year olds... and F1 driver Lando Norris. Is it THE Christmas gift of 2020?

What are the pros and cons of an electric car?

Here are some of the pros and cons you need to consider if you're thinking of buying an electric car.