Electric cars

are the future

The world is making the move to hybrid and electric vehicles, but not everyone feels ready.

Switching to electric will take getting used to, so we want to reduce the reluctance, clear up the confusion, and help drivers feel confident about ditching fossil fuels and shift to plug-in vehicles.

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Why Direct Line?

We’re always looking further down the road, so want to make sure that you’re ready and raring to go electric when the time is right.

With our 5-star rated insurance, a plug-in essentials bundle from Zoom EV and helpful guides to bust common EV myths and demystify the world of electric and hybrid cars, Direct Line has got you covered.

So, whether you call them electric vehicles, EVs, plug-in cars or something else, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need to embrace the future of motoring.

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Why NOW?

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Why NOW?

Sustainability has never been more important, to the public and to the planet.

From COP26 to the Earthshot Prize, steps are being taken to secure the future and tackle the climate crisis.

The global shift away from fossil fuels is touching every part of our lives, including transport. Governments are backing the move, including the UK, where by 2030, new petrol and diesel cars will no longer be sold.

We want to do our part, so that drivers are comfortable and clued-up when it’s time to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle.

How we’re leading the charge

Our car insurance covers electric cars, and includes:

Battery cover

Home charging cover

Charging cables cover

Get a quote on your EV

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Insure your car with Direct Line and get a free Zoom EV bundle, which includes:

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Home charging

Discounts on home charging units for EV and hybrid owners, including £50 off BP Pulse

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Public charging

A range of discounted public charging rates with providers across the UK, including BP Pulse and Osprey

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Home energy

The Zoom EV bundle gives you access to OVO Energy’s cheapest tariff for EV drivers

One bundle per Direct Line motor policy, available to new customers only who buy between 28/10/2021 and 31/10/2022. Free bundle provided by Zoom EV for 12 months from activation and validation of Zoom EV account.

Learn more about our EV bundle

We have Expert advice on electric vehicles from electrifying.com

We’ve partnered with Electrifying.com to give you the right steer on news, guides, reviews and tips for buying, owning and driving hybrid and electric vehicles. Start learning more now by downloading our Beginner's Guide to Going Electric.

Download guide

We’ve partnered with Electrifying.com to give you the right steer on news, guides, reviews and tips for buying, owning and driving hybrid and electric vehicles. Start learning more now by downloading our Beginner's Guide to Going Electric.

Download guide

The future is electric with Direct Line