Making the move to a pure electric vehicle is a huge step, from range anxiety to charging, it’s a completely new way of looking after a car. So as a Car Subscription is one of the fastest-growing services in the motor industry at the moment, it might be worth looking at utilising a rolling monthly car subscription to trial an electric car.
Try before you buy/lease
There aren’t many circumstances where you can actually try a car before you fully commit. Whilst most dealerships offer a simple 10-minute test drive, it doesn’t fully show you how a pure electric vehicle can fit into your day-to-day commute, school run or leisure drive.
A vehicle subscription is an ideal solution to take a pure electric car on a monthly rolling contract and fully evaluate how it will work with you, your business or your family.
Electric Car Subscription Providers
ONTO only offer electric cars, with a commitment as little as 1 month and a great range of vehicles including the fabulous Renault Zoe, VW E-Up and of course, everyone’s current favourite the Tesla Model 3.
With an “all-inclusive” offering that includes all the essentials including breakdown cover, maintenance and servicing, insurance and charging, yes! Charging!
With Elmo offering something very similar to ONTO, their “Electric Only” offering includes vehicles such as the Fiat 500e, Nissan Leaf and the overlooked MG ZS EV.
Again, insurance is included along with breakdown assistance, servicing and insurance, although there is no mention of free charging with these vehicles at the time of writing.
However, unlike other providers, Elmo offers a Carbon offset donation.
Whilst a few of the other providers offer Pure Electric Vehicles, these are usually available alongside traditional combustion-engined vehicles as well as PHEV’s and HEV’s.
Care by Volvo offers an excellent range of pure electric vehicles, these do have a minimum term of 90 days but Volvo gives you the ability to actually specify the car, something that the other providers simply don’t offer.
Flexed offer a few electric options including Kia Soul, Kia E-Niro and the Jaguar I-Pace, with just 28 days commitment.
Cocoon offer their electric car range on both flexible car leases and short-term car leases with the brand new Mercedes EQA appearing on both fixed and flexible options, not limited to this model there is also the MG MG5 Estate, Audi Q4 E-Tron Estate and the brand new BMW iX3 Estate.
Finally, Cazoo has a great range of electric cars available including the amazing Mazda MX-30, Hyundai Kona and the Vauxhall Corsa-e. Just be sure to keep an eye out on the contract length to get a realistic car subscription price.
Tesla Model 3’s
We can’t do an electric car subscription article without mentioning the Tesla Model 3. Whilst this is quite rare on a car subscription there are a few providers who do offer this vehicle from time to time including ONTO, Flexigo and Drive Car Flex, many of these firms have a waiting list, so if you did want to get behind the wheel of Elon Musk’s work of art, it is time to add your name to the list.
As more and more manufacturers add pure electric vehicles to their range, car subscriptions will pick these up and you will see the range widening over time.
Manufacturers will want to have their electric cars seen and a car subscription is an ideal way for the company to get their cars on the road whilst at the same time future-proofing their electric car secondhand market.