Kia e-Niro EV (Image: Kia)

You can now compare running costs for electric and petrol cars

The figure – dubbed ‘miles per pound’ (mpp) – reveals how much a car can travel for £1 of petrol, diesel or electricity. Electric cars travel up to three times the distance of their petrol or diesel rivals for the same amount of money, according to research. With interest in electric cars rising, many potential

Kia e-Niro EV (Image: Kia)

Is it just laziness that stops me from switching to an electric car?

The practical reasons against electric are disappearing – and now councils are stepping in to help This feels like one of the “You’re the expert” questions that appear in Guardian Money every week. I have an old-ish petrol-fuelled car, sitting parked outside my terraced home, which I use only at weekends. And I have a

Hyundai Kona Electric (Image: Hyundai)

EV sales stalling as customers left waiting more than a year for a car

Britain’s electric vehicle revolution is being hampered by a “bottleneck” in global battery production, as demand far outstrips supply of zero-emission vehicles. An investigation by the Press Association found that some dealers were telling customers they could be waiting more than a year if they placed an order for an EV today, with some manufacturers

Hyundai Kona Electric (Image: Hyundai)

Kia e-Niro versus Hyundai Kona EV: which of these ostensibly similar electric cars is the best?

The modern history of electric cars can be defined by five crucial models. First came the G-Wiz in 2001, a slow and unsafe contraption which everybody laughed at but which nevertheless cemented the plausibility of EVs in Britain’s collective consciousness. Next came the Nissan Leaf, and with it the notion that battery-electric cars could actually