100% electric cars currently make up a small proportion of the new Motability cars registered here in the UK, but over the next few years as consumer demand continues to grow and average prices fall, we expect to see significant growth in the electric vehicle sector as car manufacturers bring out more electric city cars, family hatchbacks and SUV's. Here are all the electric cars currently available to lease through the Motability Scheme.
A 100% pure electric car gets all its power from rechargeable batteries, which means it has no internal combustion engine and produces zero emissions when being driven.
In 2019, around 38,000 pure electric vehicles were registered in the UK, a rise of 144 per cent on 2018’s 15,500.
Everyone thinks 2020 will be the breakthrough year for pure electric cars, with the vehicles available in UK showrooms expected to more than double and sales likely to break through the 100,000 mark.
But how many of these new electric vehicles will be available to order through the Motability Scheme?
Electric vehicles like the Hyundai IONIQ Electric, the Smart EQ, the BMW i3, the Renault Zoe, the Vauxhall Corsa-e, the Peugeot e-208 and the e-2008 SUV can already be ordered here in the UK, with new electric models like the Mini Electric, the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Skoda CITYGOe iV all set to arrive here during 2020.
As car manufacturers bring more and more pure electric vehicles to market, Motability will certainly add more of these popular and ground-breaking cars to the Motability Scheme, giving Motability customers who want a car with zero harmful emissions and low running costs more choice than ever before.
Most Motability customers who choose an electric vehicle will charge their car at home during the night. In the morning, the car will have a full battery ready for the day ahead.
Charging an electric vehicle at your home using a home charging point is the easiest way to charge up your electric Motability car. A compact, all-weather charging point can be installed inside the garage or outside your home, and the cost of this is sometimes included (or subsidised) with the lease of the vehicle. Once as qualified installer has installed it at your home, you’ll be able to plug in and charge your vehicle to full capacity in under 8 hours.
If you decide to go for a rapid charger it's even faster, with many electric vehicles able to charge to about 80% of their capacity in around 30 minutes.
Motability’s all-inclusive 3 year / 60,000 mile car lease package includes:
Insurance cover for 3 named drivers is included.
The cost of servicing and maintaining your car is included.
Full breakdown cover provided by RAC Motability Assist is included.
Tyre and windscreen repair and replacement cover is included.
Motability will automatically tax the vehicle every year.
Many helpful adaptations are available at no extra cost.