New jargon-busting guide to electric vehicles published for World EV Day

One in every seven cars sold in the UK last year had a plug
David Roy

A NEW jargon-busting guide is being launched to mark World EV Day on September 9 and help potential EV buyers explore making the switch to an electric vehicle.

Created by and the Department for Transport, the Beginners' Guide to Going Electric provides practical advice and top tips, as well as information on the incentives available to help persuade drivers to make the jump to electric.

The zero-emission car market is growing fast – one in every seven cars sold in the UK this year has been a plug-in of some description.

The jointly created guide is hosted on, where you can also view a special video interview with Rachel Maclean MP, minister for the future of transport and decarbonisation.

She says: "Driving is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives, and as we prepare for the mass adoption of electric vehicles, driver awareness and knowledge of zero emission vehicles is a crucial part of the transition.

"Our vision is to have one of the best infrastructure networks in the world for electric vehicles, and we want chargepoints to be accessible, affordable and secure. That's why we have announced £1.3 billion to accelerate the roll out of charging infrastructure."

Ginny Buckley, founder of, agrees: "We know that switching to an electric car can be a daunting prospect with a host of new information to absorb and jargon to cut through.

"But it's not as complicated as it may seem, and our research shows that once you've gone electric, you won't want to go back to a petrol or diesel car.

"We're delighted to have teamed up with the Government to help clear the air for drivers with a straightforward, unbiased and jargon-free guide for World EV Day."