The number of 100% electric vehicles available through the Motability Scheme is growing all the time. A complimentary charging solution is now included with every Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) leased through Motability (in partnership with BP Chargemaster), and as consumer demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, we expect to see significant growth as car manufacturers release more electric city cars, family hatchbacks and SUVs. Here are all the electric cars currently available through Motability.
When compared to the cost of petrol or diesel, running your Motability car purely on electricity is always going to be significantly cheaper. An electric vehicle can drive for around 100 miles at a cost of £2 to £4 when charged at home, compared to £13 to £16 for an average petrol or diesel vehicle.
A 100% Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) gets all its power from rechargeable batteries, which means it has no internal combustion engine and produces zero tailpipe emissions when being driven.
This means they are more climate friendly and help to improve air quality, particularly in urban areas.
Choose an electric Motability car and you'll never have to visit a petrol station again! Installing a fitted home charging point means it’s easy to charge your electric car at home.
The Motability worry-free motoring package now includes a no-cost charging solution for Motability customers who order a battery electric vehicle.
Working in partnership with BP Chargemaster, customers are now able to choose between a fitted home charging point or access to the on-street Polar charging network. A fitted home charging point will suit Motability customers with off-street parking, while access to the Polar charging network will be more suitable for customers who park their vehicles somewhere else.
The installation of the charging point will be handled directly by BP Chargemaster and whilst the charging solution is free, Motability customers are still responsible for paying for the electricity used to charge their vehicle.
Most Motability customers who choose an electric vehicle charge their car at home during the night. In the morning, the car has a full battery ready for the day ahead.
A compact, all-weather charging point can be installed inside the garage or outside your home, and the cost of this is now included with the lease of your electric vehicle. Once a qualified installer has installed the charger at your home, you’ll be able to plug in and charge your vehicle to full capacity.
Our partnership with the government's Go Ultra Low campaign helps to educate and inform potential EV adopters about the lower running costs, the models available, EV-friendly energy tariffs and the different types of charging points. There are a range of helpful Go Ultra Low online tools and calculators which are accessible via the Go Ultra Low website.
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 and 2021 will be breakthrough years for Battery Electric Vehicles, with the cars available in UK showrooms expected to more than double and sales likely to break through the 100,000 mark.
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 and 2021.
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.
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.