How Long Do Electric Cars Last?

One of the most common questions that people have when they start thinking about buying an Electric car is just how long they last. While petrol cars can last between 150,000 to 300,000 miles, the question remains: how long can we expect an electric car to last?  In this article, … Read more

EV Owners Guide to Servicing Your Electric Car

Welcome to Electric Car Guides’ introduction to servicing your electric car. It’s vital for EV owners to understand how to properly maintain and service electric cars to keep them running smoothly. Unlike petrol cars, EVs have different components and systems that require specialised attention from trained EV technicians.  In this … Read more

Electric Cars: A Comprehensive MOT Guide

As UK motorists continue to adopt electric cars and many brand-new EV owners will be wondering how an electric car MOT test differs from the traditional MOT test. In this comprehensive EV MOT guide, we investigate everything you need to know about electric MOTs. We’ll explore how an electric MOT … Read more

Do Electric Cars Make a Noise?

Do electric cars make a noise? As the world shifts towards electric cars we need to understand the noises that EVs produce. This article explores the various noises that EVs make, investigating their hums and whirs and the engineering behind their quiet operation. We also explore the artificial sounds that … Read more

HMRC Electric Car Mileage Rates 2024

Welcome to our review of the current HMRC electric car mileage rates. The 2024 HMRC electric car mileage rate is 9p for company cars. If you are driving a personal electric car for business purposes, the mileage rates are 45p for the first 10,000 miles and 25p thereafter. In this … Read more

Electric Lorries and HGVs in the UK

Welcome to Electric Car Guides look at electric lorries and Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). In this guide, we aim to give you a thorough overview of electric HGVs and lorries, their benefits, limitations and practical considerations for anyone looking to move from diesel to an electric lorry. Whether you are … Read more

Leasing an Electric Van Through a Business

Are you thinking of leasing an electric van through your business? Whether you’re self-employed, an SME or you manage a large fleet, this article provides the answers to all your questions about transitioning from petrol to an electric van. In this guide, we explore the process of electric van leasing, … Read more

EV Benefit in Kind (BIK) Rate 2024

The Benefit-in-kind (BIK) rates for EVs play a significant role in determining the taxable benefits received from a company EV. Electric car BIK rates are usually set very low by HMRC to encourage the adoption of EVs in the UK. The current 2024 Benefit In Kind (BIK) rate in the … Read more

The Electric Company Car Guide

Electric company cars are steadily becoming a popular company car choice for UK businesses, it’s no surprise given the current salary sacrifice incentives and 2% BIK rate in the UK. In this guide to electric company cars, we review the benefits, practicalities, and tax strategies of adopting electric company cars. … Read more

A Guide to EV Grants in Scotland

The EV grant options in Scotland are significantly different to other parts of the UK, offering additional financial support for Scottish residents keen on switching to electric vehicles. In this guide, we’ll delve into the range of grants available to Scottish residents, explore the specifics of electric car loans, and … Read more


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