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Does a salary sacrifice scheme affect my mortgage?

If you’ve ever wondered, ‘Will a salary sacrifice scheme affect my mortgage?’ there’s a lot to discuss. Let’s tackle why sacrificing part of a salary doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing home ownership too.


How do electric cars work?

Have you ever wondered, how electric cars work? Get the answer in this guide from DriveElectric’s experts including info on different types of electric cars.

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Guide to Clean Air Zones

You might live in one, you've probably heard of them and if you haven't yet you will soon. Let's take a look at Clean Air Zones in the UK

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Personal EV Leasing Guide

Looking to drive a brand new electric car but not sure what leasing is? You've come to the right place. We'll explain why leasing can be the perfect choice for driving a brand, new electric car.

Guide to ULEZ

Replacing the T-Charge, London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) came into action on 8th April 2019.

How to choose the best electric car

As the reasons for switching to an electric vehicle(EV) from a traditional petrol or diesel car continue to stack up, now’s the time to think about what kind of EV you want. Even if you’ve previously or currently drive a hybrid powered car,...

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Tesla: Your questions answered

When we funded the UK’s first Tesla Roadster in 2008, it kickstarted our journey into electric motoring, and we’ve never looked back. In fact, our Managing Director, Mike, went to visit the Tesla Factory in California a few years ago, so we...

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Electric vehicles vs petrol/diesel/hybrid

It’s impossible not to have noticed the sea change in the motor industry over recent years. From the rise of autonomous cars to the soaring popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), this is one of the most exciting periods in automotive...

How does leasing an electric car work?

Leasing, most of us have heard of it, and some of us know it much better than others. But even if you’ve been leasing cars for years, you may not be as familiar with leasing an electric vehicle (EV). In the interests of getting you up to...

Electric vehicle range - everything you need to know

One of the hottest of hot topics when it comes to electric vehicles is the range. By that, we mean how far an electric vehicle (EV) can travel on a full charge, literally getting behind the wheel of the vehicle with the battery at 100% and...

Fair Wear and Tear advice

As a member, DriveElectric (a trading style of Fleetdrive Management Ltd) adheres to the standards set out in the BVRLA fair wear and tear guide.

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Lease Vehicle Maintenance Information

If you have a maintenance package included in your vehicle lease then all you need to do is get in contact with your funder (the company you pay your monthly leasing bills to) and they will be able to direct you to their maintenance portal...

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Do electric cars depreciate?

Put simply, depreciation is the difference between the value of a car when you buy and sell it. Different cars depreciate at different rates, with the biggest loss of value felt in the first year and the subsequent two years. The value of a...

Should I buy an electric car?

The time has come. You’ve been thinking about making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) for a little while, and now you’re faced with the decision: should you buy an electric car? Here we evaluate some of the key considerations...

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London Congestion Charge

Electric and Plug-in Hybrid cars or vans qualify for a 100% discount on the Congestion Charge but you must apply for the discount.

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London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

It almost seems as though London is against us mere motorists. The UK capital isn’t the most welcoming place for cars, with the lack of parking, Congestion Charge, congestion itself and the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). With some great...


Introduction to V2G

It means Vehicle to Grid - V2G - and allows energy to be pushed back from the electric vehicle to the power grid.


Debunking what you thought you knew about EVs

Even though electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever, there are still several misconceptions that surround them. As the future is firmly electric, it’s about time we put some of these concerns to bed once and for all. From range...

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New WLTP Vehicle Range Testing

The way that cars are tested is changing. The EU’s Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) and Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests are both due to come into effect on September 1 2018, replacing the New European Driving...