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  1. Insurance Aimed at EV Drivers? (UK)

    General EV Discussion
    I know there's already multiple threads on the best insurance deals, but irrespective of price, what insurance policies out there are specifically aimed at EV drivers, with extras such as free recovery if you run out of power, or discounted charging etc?
  2. Black box insurance for Leaf?

    General EV Discussion
    Hi, So I just got a Leaf (and now I just want to drive it all the time) :D Looked around for insurance and signed up with RAC Black Box insurance. The policy starts tomorrow (car is covered by temporary insurance from the dealer). Now, I'm reading all kinds of horror stories about black box...
  3. Insurance Shock!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I have insured my cars with Saga since 2012 - so far, they have been pretty decent but I had a bit of a shock last year when I traded in 15 year old Rover 75 for a two old Astra - the insurance doubled to over £700! So I thought that I may fare better when trading in the Astra for an Ampera that...
  4. Insurance cost for Super Soco TC and Max

    I am looking into the total ownership cost of a Super Soco and the quoted price for the TC I get is £680 per annum for 3rd party fire and theft. This seems too high for me as it is more than what I have paid for my Nissan Leaf and the TC is only 50cc. I never had a claim but also have not owned...
  5. Model 3 Insurance - UK Pricing

    Tesla Model 3
    Hi, I've tried looking whether a thread already existed for this, couldn't find one but apologies if duplicating! Does anyone have any insight or logic on policy pricing will be in the UK? Assuming it'll be based on a similar luxury saloon in its class? I am this close <-> to placing a...
  6. RIP Ampera - Fun While it Lasted

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Bought myself a lovely MY13 Ampera Electron in Cyber Grey on Wednesday 2nd May, one week later - Wednesday 9th May - got a minute away from home on my way to work and was T-boned on the drivers side by a woman in an Audi Estate who came barrelling out of a junction without giving way. :eek...
  7. Insuring the GTE

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Having recently taken delivery of my GTE, has anyone else found insuring it tricky? The insurers I was already with (Principle) had never heard of it and took a while before coming back to me with a ridiculous quote. I had the same issue with a couple of other companies and Aviva had their...
  8. Anyone Have Car Insurance With Their Zoe i ;)?

    Renault ZOE
    Hi, Very simple question. I drum in my car reg on insurance sites, it comes up as "Signature NAV", I click and say "That is not correct" and then select "i Signature NAV" on the list. Is that normal or do I need to ask Renault to fix it with DVLA? I called DVLA and they said they register...
  9. Shocked by the high cost of Ampera Car Insurance....

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello all, Car insurance due in a few day and I am surprised at the cost of renewal Quotes appear to be > £500 for comprehensive +protected XS around £500 and 10000 miles I paid £400 last year for a Porsche, then added the Ampera for £500 for the Ampera at month 2 of policy. I had 0% NCD on...
  10. £50 any use?

    General EV Discussion
    Just been sent this by my insurance company. They insure my Leaf Tekna for £166.25 which when I last looked was pretty much the cheapest around. Thought it might be useful to you and to me.
  11. Home Chargepoint and Insurance

    General Charging Discussion
    Over the weekend my neighbours had a car fire which melted the cover of my Pod-Point charger. Talking to the house insurers (Direct Line) this morning they initially said they couldn't pay for its repair because it was excluded as a "car accessory", but I talked them round, pointing out that it...
  12. Insurance & Delivery

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    I ordered mine a month ago and factory build has come up on the app as 3rd week Oct - how long after build before it arrives at the dealer in people’s experience ? Also when I ordered it I tried a few major insurance brands and none of them recognised a GTE so couldn’t give me a quote - anybody...
  13. I've only gone and done it!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Well after a whole load of research, deliberation and hunting for the right car I've done it. I've put a deposit on an Ampera and I pick it up on the Bank holiday weekend (cant wait). The only thing left for me to sort now is some insurance. My existing company won't insure and Ampera. Has...
  14. EV Specialist Insurance Company - great price

    General EV Discussion
    Hi - posted this elsewhere yesterday, but thought it might be of interest to those about to insure their EV: I found Plug Insure via ZapMap link and including my 9 year no claims bonus and including legal cover, courtesy car, vandalism cover, EU driving, (£300 excess), paid £274.00. Very...
  15. How much should I be paying for car insurance?

    General EV Discussion
    Hi everyone. I' m picking up my Nissan Leaf 30kw this pm and just remembered to get it insured! I rang the RAC who via Aviva have quoted £800 to include one year GAP insurance and £200 excess. I know the Leaf (2017 reg) is much newer and more expensive than my old Aygo, but even so this seems...
  16. EV Car Insurance - Is it more expensive?

    General EV Discussion
    I read an article in yesterday's Times concerning car insurance for electric vehicles. The crux of the article was that it was a lot more expensive to insure an EV than an ICE (a) because insurers had not yet properly quantified the insurance risk and (b) because electric cars required...
  17. Switching from personal to Company/Director car. Insurance implications.

    General EV Discussion
    Hi, I've got a test drive at Tesla in a couple of weeks. The cars are way over my budget however with many incentives as a company car the price comes right down (e.g. 100% tax right off in first year. Saves me 20% that would have been paid in Corporation Tax anyway). The main concern I have is...
  18. Motor insurance issue

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    We have our motor insurance with charles Hurst insurance. Today we were informed that the underwriter went bust and we were not insured from October! The letter did not come from the insurance broker but from the finance company writing to ensure they will be paid! Other insurance companies...
  19. Which UK insurer covers your Tesla?

    General Tesla Motors Discussion
    The aim of this poll is just to draw up a short list of organisations worth contacting for quotes and not necessarily to discuss the cost and quality of the cover. There are already enough threads on insurance for such discussions! Thanks in anticipation.
  20. Insurance

    General EV Discussion
    We have set up a specialist electric vehicle scheme set up to provide insurance for electric and plug in hybrid vehicles. Our website is now live and we are able to provide quotes. Feel free to have a read of our blogs and please do give us a call or email for a quote. All of our policies...