In the last five years we’ve seen some really credible, affordable and stylish electric cars go on sale – the BMW i3 and Nissan LEAF to name two – and with them came a serious uplift in the amount of electric cars on UK roads.
Some 40,000 plug-in vehicles can now be found on our streets and a number of them are either out of manufacturer warranty or fast approaching the end of it. A warranty is always a safety net but in the relative unknown of electric vehicle ownership it’s more important to buyers than ever.
UK’s first aftermarket warranty cover for EVs
The truth is that electric cars are actually extremely reliable; the electric motor is far simpler than a combustion engine and the brakes are often under a lot less strain because of energy recuperation systems that slow the car down by reversing the electric motor.
Inevitably, though, something will go wrong and that’s why we’ve just announced the UK’s first aftermarket warranty cover for EVs. The electric motors may be simple but they’re also expensive, and we want drivers to have peace-of-mind that we’ll replace it when it goes wrong.
After all, manufacturers are constantly telling EV owners to treat their cars like any other car, and that’s what we’re doing with our new EV-specific warranty – it’s just like any of our other products. As Quentin Willson said: “Gone are the days of EV ‘range anxiety’. At Warrantywise we’re reassuring used EV drivers that there’s now no such thing as ‘repair anxiety’ either.”