WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair
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Why choose an electric car?

We'll help you understand how an electric car could benefit you and how they stack up against petrol and diesel cars.

When you join the Scheme

You'll get our worry-free package. We'll cover your insurance, servicing, MOTs and breakdown.

With an electric car you'll also get:

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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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Cheaper running costs

Driving an electric car can cost up to half of the price per mile than petrol and diesel cars.

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A greener lifestyle

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

See how an electric car compares

Volkswagen ID.3 150kW Tour Pro S 77kWh 5dr Auto [170kW Ch]

Volkswagen ID.3 Match Pro S 150kW 77kWh

  • Automatic
  • Medium sized
  • Heated seats
  • 5 seats

Electric

Volkswagen ID.3

Match Pro S 150kW 77kWh

A full home charge costs roughly £21

Or around £7 on an off-peak electric tariff

A full public charge costs roughly £69

£999 Advance Payment

Travel around 349 miles on a full charge

Rapid charge80% in 40 mins

Petrol

Volkswagen T-Roc

1.0 TSI Match                

A full tank will cost you roughly £73

No Advance Payment                         

Travel around 498 miles on a full tank

Refuel without any lifestyle changes

*These are averages, we cannot guarantee the costs. You might pay up to 20% more for electricity or petrol. Your range will be lower in cold weather or if you drive on the motorway. How fast you public charge depends on the charger speed and where you are. The data has been taken from external sources. See how we worked these figures out

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

Want to know more?

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Ready to start searching?

We have lots of EVs available on the Scheme, from popular manufacturers.

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How we worked our comparison figures out

We worked these out based on data from different sources, like Zapmap and the RAC.

Here’s how we worked each figure out:

Electric

  • Home charging cost: price cap tariff (OfGem)
  • Home charging off-peak cost: typical off-peak tariff, usually 7 to 10 pence (MoneySavingExpert)
  • Public charging cost: average rapid charging cost (Zapmap)
  • Advance Payment: we update our prices every three months so we can offer you the best deals from each manufacturer
  • Range (city and motorway driving, combined WLTP
  • Time to charge using a 150kW rapid charger (Volkswagen)

Petrol

  • Full tank of petrol: the average price of petrol (the RAC)
  • Advance Payment: we update our prices every three months so we can offer you the best deals from each manufacturer
  • Miles per gallon: 47.9 miles (city and motorway driving, combined WLTP)