A plug-in hybrid vehicle uses a combination of standard petrol or diesel and electric power. The electric battery needs to be recharged by being plugged into an electrical source.
You can charge your electric car at home via a standard electrical outlet, via a specially installed charge point or at a public fast-charging station.
It is estimated that running an electric car costs around 4p per mile, which is considerably cheaper than conventional fuel.
Regenerative braking is a method of extracting the naturally occurring energy produced in the braking process, enabling it to be stored and reused.