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...
Going electric: and paying for it

Going electric: and paying for it

Latest: although electric vehicles still make a tiny percentage of all new cars sold, electric vehicles, there are now definite signs that drivers are warming to them. One of the biggest put-offs for them have been high prices. Even after the £5000 grant the...

Used electric cars: buying whys and wherefores

Latest: Since I wrote and published this guide, the market for second-hand electric vehicles has picked up. For instance, Auto Trader currently has 49 of Renault’s Zoe supermini for sale, including a 63-reg example that’s covered only a few dozen miles at £9495 –...