What your electric car costs
You might be able to have a home chargepoint installed at no extra cost, or you’ll get free access to over 9,000 public chargepoints.
Every electric car will cost you all of your allowance, but you can choose how much extra money you want to put towards it. You'll need to pay for the electricity you use and any Advance Payment.
There are many electric cars on the Scheme that don’t need an Advance Payment – you’ll just pay all of your mobility allowance. This is known as a 'variable' lease. We'll always receive your total mobility allowance, even if it goes up in the future.
This is your total mobility allowance, even if it goes up, plus a one-off Advance Payment.You’ll need to pay an Advance Payment for most electric cars. This is the difference between your allowance payments and the cost over three years. This is a 'variable' lease too.
Conditions apply – you’ll need to pay extra if it’s a non-standard installation
How topping up your allowance with your own money can help:
We update our prices every three months to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Our 'price freeze' means the price at the time you apply is locked, even if it changes before you get your vehicle.
You can choose optional extras, like heated seats and privacy glass. You’ll need to pay extra for these.
We recommend you get your adaptations at start of your lease, if you need them. If you decide you need them later, we can still add them after your lease has started, but you’ll need to pay for them separately.
If you drive an electric car and choose to pay your own road tax, you’ll need to start paying tax for this vehicle from 2025. If you use your disability exemption on your Scheme electric vehicle, we’ll arrange this for you, as normal – you will not need do or pay anything.