An end to ‘range anxiety’?

An end to ‘range anxiety’?

‘How far will she travel between charge-ups, then?’ It’s the question that bedevils electric car sales people and owners alike. So-called ‘range anxiety’ is the one bugbear that, it’s generally agreed, is holding back sales of electric cars. What range do electric car...
London’s chargers: a shake-up on the way

London’s chargers: a shake-up on the way

The number of charging points for electric cars is ever-growing. Car dealerships, motorway service stations, supermarkets and kerbside parking bays all have them. But of course, they’re only ever any good if they’re working. And, in London – where most of them are –...
How do electric cars work?

How do electric cars work?

Pretty much like most other motor-driven, electrical devices, actually. Most have more in common with, say, washing machines, than they do with cars relying on conventional petrol or diesel power. While a fossil-fuelled vehicle depends on electricity and plumbing to...

Buying a new hybrid car: 7 things you need to know

1) Don’t believe the official mpg figures. If you’re looking for something that will travel farthest on a set amount of fuel, then a hybrid probably isn’t the answer. While the economy figures for some models are impressive (72mpg overall is promised from a Toyota...
Buying a used hybrid

Buying a used hybrid

Latest: more and more second-hand hybrid cars are reaching car sales forecourts. Sales of new ones are increasing (albeit from a very small base) and the word from dealers is that many owners are trading in to buy their second or even third hybrid car new, while they...