Protect your EV or hybrid against expensive repair bills
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The UK's first direct EV extended warranty to include drive battery protection. Ultimate peace of mind against expensive EV repairs.
Drive batteries do the majority of the “heavy lifting” to power electric and hybrid cars and, if they fail outside the manufacturer’s warranty, it can cost you more than £5,000.
A lot of other common components can also carry costly repair bills, making EVs and HEVs up to 10 times more expensive to repair than traditional cars. This often includes the control module, air conditioning, steering, sensors and brakes.
As electric and hybrid cars are fast becoming a major consideration for UK motorists, we've developed an electric vehicle warranty that makes EV ownership as easy, cost effective and stress free as possible.
Parts, labour and diagnostic cover for EVs up to 10 years old
Includes the main expensive drivetrain components*
Speedy, same-day repairs authorisation
We handle repairs directly with the garage
We pay garages ourselves, so you’re never out of pocket
Submit and track repairs online – any time, whatever device you’re using
*subject to a complimentary vehicle health check
Why do I need an EV Warranty?
Electric and hybrid vehicles are powered by rechargeable batteries, which commonly depreciate over time and lead to very expensive repairs. Our extended warranty is the first of its kind to include the drive battery, meaning you can relax knowing we've got you covered. Not only that, we've got a whole network of electric car specialists on hand to deal with any repairs you need.
How long do electric car batteries last?
Our electric warranty covers:
Electric and Hybrid motors
Wear and tear
Air conditioning problems
Failures identified during MOT and servicing
For full details of the car warranty protection we offer, please check out our official documents:
Electric vehicles have the best average reliability rating (96.1%) in a recent survey by What Car? and MotorEasy, however not all cars with this technology are dependable. Many of the components subject to failure are extremely expensive to fix as they cannot be repaired, they must be replaced.
One of the benefits of an electric car is the low running costs compared to traditional fuel cars. On average electricity costs around 14p per kilowatt-hour, so home charging is a huge benefit to an electric car owner. However, public charging points tend to be more expensive, charging up to 65p per kilowatt-hour.
MotorEasy's electric car warranty has all the benefits and comprehensive cover that you would expect from a market leading warranty provider. Our electric car warranty also covers the drive battery, which many of our competitors exclude, and consequential damage.
You need to maintain your car according to manufacturer specifications. This includes keeping it fully serviced, as well as ensuring your car road fund license (aka tax) and MOT are up to date. In addition, essential service items must have been changed at the appropriate interval. For ultimate ease and convenience, you can add MOT and servicing as additional products to your warranty at a fraction of the price of manufacturers!
MotorEasy believes that the most important component of an electric car should be covered – the electric drive battery. Many of our competitors exclude this from their warranty cover leaving you exposed to failure and severe battery degradation.
An electric car needs servicing at the same intervals as any car. Tyre wear and tear, windscreen wiper replacement, along with brake fluid changes will all still be needed.
Like any car, an MOT will be needed after three years, however this will exclude an emissions test.
When the time comes to service an electric car, you’ll need to make sure the garage has staff that are trained in electric car maintenance. At MotorEasy we have trained specialists on hand to deal with car maintenance and repairs any time you need.
Some of the common causes of an electric vehicle breakdown are;
Running out of power Most cars will tell you how long your charge will last. However, if you don’t budget your miles well, you can fall victim to a breakdown.
Failed battery The battery in an EV is subject to degradation over time and this will vary from vehicle to vehicle.
Sensors In electric vehicles most features are digital, which means when they wear out or become damaged they can be costly to replace and require specialist knowledge.
Wear and tear EVs are still subject to wear and tear and although there are less parts to contend with, there are vital components that can begin to diminish over time. The motor and batteries are designed to manage high temperatures, however these can still become overheated and cause breakdowns.