WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair
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What to know about electric cars

Electric cars are the future, but how do they work? And will they suit your lifestyle? Learn about the benefits and how you can get ready.

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Is an electric car right for you?

Getting an electric car can be exciting. We’ll help you decide if it’s right for you right now and make sure you have all the information you need.

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Get started with your electric car

Hear what our customers say about their electric cars: watch our videos to get an idea of what life with one could look like for you.

Sign up to our new electric car series

It's our exciting email series for anyone looking to learn more about electric cars. We’ll explain how they work and show you what life with one could look like. You’ll get one email each week, for eight weeks.

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Your route to an electric car


Check if you’re eligible

Use our tool to see if you or someone you know is eligible to join the Scheme. It only takes a minute.

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See what it costs

Choose one of our three price options, then we’ll receive your payments straight from your allowance provider, to make paying simple.

See how to pay

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Test drive a car

Visit a dealer and they’ll check the car is right for you, show you how it works and let you test drive it. The dealer will show you how to charge and connect a car to a chargepoint.

Learn about test drives

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Order your new electric car

Once you’ve had some test drives and you’ve decided which car is right for you, your dealer will order it for you and help with any paperwork.

See more about ordering

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Home chargepoint installation

Before you get your electric car, your installer will confirm if you can have a home chargepoint installed at your home.

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Get your electric car

Your dealer will arrange for you to collect your car. Once you’re happy with it, enter your PIN and start enjoying your electric car.

How pickup works

Ready to get started?

The battery range of your electric car and charging it are two of the most important things to think about when you're choosing an electric car.

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What you'll get with an electric car

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Charging support

We’ll arrange and cover the cost of a home chargepoint and a standard installation, or give you access to the bp pulse network of over 9,000 public chargepoints. This depends on a few things.

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A choice for everyone

Electric cars have a variety of battery ranges, from 100 to 300 miles. Not sure how far that is? 100 miles is the distance from London to Birmingham.

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Cheaper running costs

Charging an electric car can cost you less than half of the price per mile, if you charge at home. 

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Automatic driving

If you can only drive an automatic car, electric cars could be a great option as they all have automatic gearboxes.

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Affordable options

Getting an electric car on the Scheme can be more affordable than buying or leasing elsewhere.

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A greener lifestyle

Electric cars have zero carbon emissions while driving, a huge reduction in CO2, and cleaner air quality.

When I drove an electric car for the first time, it was amazing. That feeling that you’re in the future. It’s an easier and more enjoyable life for me and my daughter."

Valentina, electric car customer

Related FAQs

Can I get a home chargepoint on the Motability Scheme?

We’ll arrange and cover the cost of a home chargepoint and a standard installation.

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Do I need to give my home chargepoint back at the end of my lease?

No – you can keep the home chargepoint after your lease finishes.

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I have a problem with my home chargepoint. What do I do?

Please contact whoever installed your home chargepoint.

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What's the difference between a tethered and untethered chargepoint?

A tethered chargepoint means the charging cable is permanently attached to the chargepoint. An untethered chargepoint means the cable can be removed.

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Can I have a home chargepoint fitted and get access to the bp pulse network?

No – you can only get a home chargepoint installed or have access to the bp pulse network, but not both.

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Can I get a solar-compatible home chargepoint?

Yes, but you’ll need to pay for the extra cost of a solar-compatible chargepoint.

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What is a non-standard installation?

It’s a home chargepoint installation where more work is needed and you have to pay extra.

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