EV Maintenance

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Keep your electric vehicle running smoothly with our guides and resources

Electric Cars: A Comprehensive MOT Guide

Learn how an electric vehicle MOT differs from a petrol or diesel MOT. Plus a range of tips on keeping your EV maintained and in top condition to pass its MOT.

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Are Electric Cars Automatic?

Are electric cars automatic? At first glance, it might seem like a simple yes, but the full answer requires a look at the engineering behind electric cars. This article examines the transmission of electric cars, in order to understand how they are considered automatic and not manual, how they work, … Read more

Do Electric Cars Use Oil?

Since the 1800’s oil has been used to power cars in the UK. From the earliest cars like the Benz Motor Car to the modern ICE cars we see on our roads, they all rely on oil. But the use of oil hasn’t come without a cost: the severe environmental … Read more

Are Electric Cars Cheaper to Run?

Are EVs really cheaper to run compared to their petrol and diesel counterparts? In order to work that out we have explored and compared the actual fuel costs of electric cars versus traditional cars based on the current UK fuel & electricity prices. We’ll also delve into maintenance, lifespan expenses, … Read more

How Safe Are Electric Cars?

As electric vehicles increased in popularity the safety features have rapidly evolved too. So just how safe are electric cars? This guide looks at how EVs perform in crashes, the risk of electrocution, and the safety features that count. We aim to provide you with a thorough understanding of the … Read more

How Does Regenerative Braking Work?

Regenerative braking has revolutionised the way EVs operate. Designed to enhance energy efficiency and improve the range of your car, the system is an absolute game-changer for electric cars. So what is regenerative braking and how does it work? In this article, we explore everything you need to know about … Read more

The Best EV Tyres 2023

The best EV tyres can play a big part in the driving experience, efficiency, and safety of an electric car. This guide will help you make an informed decision on what are the right EV tyres for the needs of your electric car. We review crucial factors like safety, performance and … Read more

Can You Tow an Electric Car?

The question, can you tow an electric car, might seem straightforward as we are used to towing our petrol cars whenever they break down. But the answer is more complex than you might think! In this guide to towing EVs, we will delve into how you can tow an electric … Read more

The Best Electric Car Breakdown Cover November 2023

Electric car breakdown cover is now offered by many UK breakdown cover providers as standard. As the UK EV market continues to grow and evolve, the need for specialised breakdown cover for electric cars has never been more essential. So what is EV breakdown cover and who offers the best … Read more

How to Convert Your Petrol Car to an Electric Vehicle

If you are attached to your petrol car or own a classic and want to make the switch to an EV, one option is to convert your existing petrol car to electric. This may seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and information, it is possible to … Read more

The Best Electric Car Battery Warranty 2023

The electric car battery warranty can sometimes be overlooked during the purchase process – let’s face it, a warranty is not really as glamorous as the paint colour or the heated seats. A comprehensive and reliable EV battery warranty gives EV owners peace of mind, knowing that they are protected … Read more

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