Electric cars on Motability
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-e
- Peugeot e-208
- Citroën ë-C4
- Kia Soul EV
- Hyundai Kona Electric
- MINI Electric
- DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
- Nissan LEAF
- Vauxhall Mokka-e
- smart EQ forfour
The Vauxhall Corsa-e 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-e - 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; the average cost to travel 100 miles is around £3.90 running on electricity.
Range: Up to 222 miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minutesSearch Vauxhall Corsa-e Motability Offers
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-208s, 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
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
Kia Soul EV
If space and practicality are near the top of your Motability car shopping list (as well as tailpipe emission-free driving, of course) then the Kia Soul EV should definitely be a contender.
Its boxy proportions mean it offers excellent interior space for passengers, and the boot is a good size too. The rear seats fold down to make it even more practical, leaving a large and (mostly) flat loading area.
Surprisingly, the Soul EV is actually one of the more powerful electric cars out there. With up to 201bhp on tap, the Soul EV can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in just 7.6 seconds - making it feel positively sprightly around town and on country lanes.
Range: Up to 280 miles
Charge time: 9 hours 35 minutesSearch Kia Soul EV Motability Offers
Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai are fast becoming one of the pre-eminent manufacturers when it comes to electric vehicles, rolling out class-leading battery and motor technology across their range of cars.
One of their most popular models is the Kona Electric, which is a compact crossover. It offers the high-up driving position preferred by many disabled drivers, as it makes it easy to get in and out of. The boot is a good size and there's plenty of room in the cabin, too.
The 300-mile range is the largest of any of the EVs currently available through our Motability Scheme, proving just how good Hyundai's battery tech has become.
Range: Up to 300 miles
Charge time: 9 hours 35 minutesSearch Hyundai Kona Electric Motability Offers
Building on the unique and well-loved looks of the 3-door Hatch, the MINI Electric boasts a new, distinct design to stand out from the crowd as a fully electric supermini.
Not only does the MINI Electric look good, but it's also fun to drive, and is able to run for 145 miles between charging. Speed and agility won't be an issue in the Electric, as it can go from 0 to 60mph in just 7.3 seconds.
The Electric, as with all MINI cars, is big on tech, with an 8.8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment display, MINI driving modes, cruise control, DAB tuner, and ambient lighting as standard.
Range: 145 miles
Charge time: 12 hoursSearch MINI Electric Motability Offers
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
With the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, DS were the first to enter a compact electric SUV into the Motability car market, proving to be a popular choice because of its size, style and sheer desirability.
This is one seriously stylish car, with a totally unique exterior look and an interior that you won't find on a car from any other brand. It's especially impressive at this level of Motability advance payment.
Leather seats come as standard on Prestige models, as do front and rear parking sensors. 17-inch alloy wheels and the raised ride height will make it easy to get in and out of. You get a great view of the road, too.
Range: Up to 212 Miles
Charge time: 7 hours 30 minsSearch DS 3 Crossback E-Tense Motability Offers
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
Vauxhall are looking to build on the success of the Corsa-e with the newly-launched Mokka-e, which is a compact crossover SUV.
It majors on style, featuring a bold new front end that incorporates the Vauxhall "Vizor"; a look that will soon be adorned across all mainstream Vauxhall cars.
It's also big on technology and standard equipment, with SRi Premium Nav models getting adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, touchscreen multimedia, and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.
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 minsSearch Vauxhall Mokka-e Motability Offers
smart EQ forfour
Smart are generally known for their tiny 2-seat fortwo, but the forfour offers room for four passengers and reasonable luggage space too.
The EQ (which is smart's electric vehicle brand) forfour has a range of up to 67 miles, which is actually slightly less than the fortwo version, but enough to safely get you to and from the shops and in and around town.
Charge it up at home while you're asleep and stay local, and you'll never have a problem living with the EQ forfour.
Range: Up to 67 Miles
Charge Time: 3 hours 30 minsSearch smart forfour Motability Offers at Stratstone
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.