Are there any electric vehicles on the Motability Scheme?
Yes, there is a choice of eco-friendly vehicles, including electric and hybrid cars and WAVs, available to lease on the Motability Scheme.
If you are looking to lease an electric vehicle, there are a couple of important things to consider:
Electric vehicles use 'range' to indicate how far the vehicle can be driven before another charge is needed. The range can be affected by a number of factors, such as the size of the battery, your driving style and even whether you are using the air-conditioning. You should check that the vehicle you choose is suitable for your typical journeys.
If you are considering an electric vehicle you will need to have access to a charge point to recharge the battery and pay for the electricity that is used. There are two options available on the Motability Scheme. If you have off-street parking, you should be able to have a charge point fitted at your home. If this is the first charge point you have had installed, the cost of supplying and fitting the charge point will be covered partly by the Government’s ‘OLEV’ grantOpens in new window , which will be arranged on your behalf. We will then cover the rest of the installation costs, but if any work is required to gain access to your electricity supply you will be responsible for these costs. Please note that you can only receive an OLEV grant once, so if you have previously had a charge point installed which is not compatible with your next car, there will be a cost of £350 to fit a replacement.
Alternatively, if you don’t have off-street parking, or it’s not possible to fit a home charge point, you will be able to access a network of public charging points for easy on-street charging. To find out more about the charging options available on the Scheme please speak to your dealer when choosing your car.