Electric cars on Motability
More electric cars are becoming available on the Motability Scheme, and there are some great options if you're considering electric power for your next Motability vehicle.
Reasons to choose an electric Motability car over a petrol or diesel option include the super-low running costs and the extra smooth driving experience provided by electric vehicles (EVs). They're also really easy to drive as they're all automatic, and living with them is a breeze too, providing you get the right charging setup installed at home.
With mainstream manufacturers such as Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Hyundai to choose from, it's possible to get electric vehicles of many different shapes and sizes through Motability. Take a look at the best options available now.
- Vauxhall Corsa Electric
- Peugeot e-208
- Citroën ë-C4
- MINI Electric
- Citroën ë-Spacetourer
- Renault ZOE
- Peugeot e-2008 SUV
- Nissan LEAF
- Vauxhall Mokka Electric
- DS 3 E-TENSE
Vauxhall Corsa Electric
The Vauxhall Corsa Electric is big news in Britain. We're talking about one of the best-selling cars of the last two decades being offered with a 100 percent fully electric powertrain for the very first time.
With a very usable maximum range of 222 miles and a rapid charge to 80 percent in just 30 minutes, this is a car that will suit many different lifestyles, but particularly those who spend most of their time doing 10 to 20-mile journeys in and around town. Simply charge it up at home overnight, and you're good to go.
0 to 62mph is dealt with in just 7.6 seconds in the Corsa Electric - a fair bit faster than both the petrol and diesel models. The electric Corsa is also cheaper to run than petrol-powered alternatives in terms of fuel cost, especially when you make the most of home-charging capabilities and recharge the Corsa Electric overnight.
Range: Up to 222 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch Vauxhall Corsa Electric Motability Offers Read Our Vauxhall Corsa Review
Peugeot's advanced electric vehicle platform has been implemented in spectacular fashion with the 100 percent fully electric, automatic-only e-208.
This stunning little car is one of the best looking superminis on sale today, and is packed with useful technology to make driving easier and more pleasant. Automatic air conditioning, pre-heating functionality, and an electric parking brake are standard on all electric e-208 models, as are rear parking sensors and USB sockets in the front and rear.
In terms of practicality, it's the same as every other 208 - very spacious with a light and airy cabin. Designed from the beginning with an electric powertrain in mind, the inclusion of an electric motor and battery pack doesn't impact the passenger space or boot size at all.
Range: Up to 211 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch Peugeot e-208 Motability Offers Read Our Peugeot 208 Review
A crossover in the truest sense of the word, the Citroën ë-C4 is the electrically-powered version of the regular C4 hatchback. It blends some of the appealing characteristics of an SUV with the running costs and easy driving nature of a hatchback.
If you want the comfiest possible Motability car, the ë-C4 might be your best option. Its Advanced Comfort® Seats are just the start, the ë-C4 also uses Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® as part of the suspension setup for an extremely comfortable ride.
Add all this to the almost total lack of engine noise and silky-smooth powertrain that are characteristics of an electric car, and the ë-C4 becomes a very compelling proposition.
Range: Up to 217 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch Citroën ë-C4 Motability Offers Read Our Citroën C4 Review
From its humble origins to BMW's takeover, the iconic MINI has long been a fan favourite and the latest generation has been equipped with an impressive all-electric powertrain.
Simply called the MINI Electric, it looks almost identical to a traditionally-powered MINI, meaning the car's well-loved aesthetics and charisma remains. However, there are a few subtle differences such as funky alloy wheels, luminous elements and a distinctive front grille to set you apart from the usual MINI crowd.
Available at various 'levels' on the Motability scheme through our sister brand Stratstone, the MINI Electric offers bundles of equipment as standard. Tech such as MINI Nav and Connected Services ensure you're fully immersed in your experience, while driver assistance such as a rearview camera and city collision mitigation offer the latest in safety equipment.
With a range of 145 miles, and a power output of around 180bhp, you can have endless fun in the MINI Electric.
Range: Up to 145 miles
Charge time: 5 hours 30 minutesSearch MINI Electric Motability Offers at Stratstone
If you're on the hunt for something a little larger, then the Citroën ë-Spacetourer may be of interest. As the only Motability car on this list to offer over seven seats, it's the perfect companion for large families or times when you're travelling with multiple people.
The ë-Spacetourer is also fully-electric which means lower emissions, cheaper running costs, and free access to ULEZ zones should you wish to travel there. With an all-electric range of 143 miles, it's comfortable on the school run, commute to work, and everything in between.
Citroën has ensured equipment levels are more than adequate too, and in Business Edition trim, features such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cruise control, Citroën connect navigation, and a 7-inch touchscreen come as standard.
Range: Up to 143 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch Citroën ë-Spacetourer Motability Offers
Available from nil advance payments, the Renault ZOE proves to be a top choice if you're in the market for a small electric car. Featuring an improved design and better practicality than the previous generation, the latest ZOE is as prominent as ever.
However, it's the ZOE's all-electric range that impresses most, as it's capable of travelling up to 245 miles on a single charge. This is courtesy of the Renault's new Z.E.50 battery, offering rapid charging capabilities that allow you to regain 90 miles in just 30 minutes.
Inside the ZOE, you'll enjoy a premium finish and a dashboard that houses a range of technology. A heated steering wheel and front seats enhance refinement and comfort, while standard kit such as a rearview parking camera provide optimal safety.
Range: Up to 245 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 43 minutesSearch Renault ZOE Motability Offers Read Our Renault ZOE Review
Peugeot e-2008 SUV
Much like it did with the e-208, Peugeot has seamlessly embedded its advanced electric infrastructure into the 2008 SUV too, meaning you're able to have both French flair and enhanced practicality.
The electric version of the 2008 (called the e-2008), builds on the platform of its traditionally-powered sibling to offer an impressive 193-mile all-electric range – enough to cater for the daily lives of most.
On top of its EV powertrain, the e-2008 SUV still offers a top level of practicality with plenty of interior space for luggage and passengers, as well as a range of technology that comes as standard. It's available in multiple specifications on the Motability scheme, but all e-2008 SUV models offer the likes of sleek alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, and a variety of safety features.
Range: Up to 193 miles
Charge time: 7 hoursSearch Peugeot e-2008 SUV Motability Offers Read Our Peugeot 2008 Review
Nissan were the first manufacturer to bring an electric vehicle to the mass market with the original LEAF. The latest generation model is smarter, better looking and of course can travel much further on a single charge.
It's a well-proportioned and spacious model with excellent interior technology. New remote features include climate control, available through the NissanConnect Services app, and the ability for users to connect the LEAF to their Amazon Alexa smart home device.
The famous Nissan e-Pedal means you can drive the LEAF using just one pedal, with the car automatically slowing down as soon as you take your foot off the gas. The actual brake pedal is only required in situations that require responsive braking - it's a truly revolutionary driving experience.
Range: Up to 239 miles
Charge time: Between 7 hours and 8 hours 30 minutesSearch Nissan LEAF Motability Offers Read Our Nissan LEAF Review
Vauxhall Mokka Electric
Vauxhall are looking to build on the success of the Corsa Electric with the sharp Mokka Electric, which is a compact crossover SUV.
It majors on style, featuring a bold new front end that incorporates the Vauxhall "Vizor"; a look that's now adorned across all mainstream Vauxhall cars.
Available in top-of-the-range Ultimate specification only, it's also big on technology and standard equipment including the likes of IntelliLux LED® Matrix headlights with LED tail lights, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and alcantara seat trim.
On top of all this style and tech, you'll be piloting an extremely competent electric vehicle that's quiet, smooth and enjoyable to drive.
Range: Up to 209 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch Vauxhall Mokka Electric Motability Offers Read Our Vauxhall Mokka Review
DS 3 E-TENSE
Another brand entering the electric space is French brand DS, who have been producing a range of sleek cars since their breakaway from the Citroën brand. One such example is the DS 3 E-TENSE, a luxury compact SUV that delivers both driver refinement and enjoyment.
It's currently available in Rivoli and Opera specifications on the Motability scheme, meaning you will benefit from a plethora of advanced technology and features including the likes of DS' MATRIX LED VISION headlights, as well as a CITY PACK that includes a reversing camera and front parking sensors.
With plenty of range available from its 100kW electric motor, the DS 3 E-TENSE is ready to take you on a range of adventures in unparalleled refinement. When the time does come to recharge, you can rest assured knowing that rapid charging capabilities can get you back on the road in no time.
Range: Up to 246 Miles
Charge Time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch DS 3 E-TENSE Motability Offers Read Our DS 3 Review
Find your perfect electric car on the Motability Scheme
At the moment, the choice of electric cars on the Motability Scheme is a mix of small and medium hatchbacks and crossovers from both mainstream and premium car manufacturers.
With big car makers such as Renault, Hyundai and Vauxhall behind the EV movement, now may well be the time to test drive one of these vehicles to see if an electric car fits your needs as a Motability customer.
Through our Evans Halshaw and Stratstone Motability specialists, we're able to advise you of the electric car choices and talk you through the Motability ordering process.
Start your electric journey by viewing our latest electric car Motability prices and offers.