Making electric easy with Direct Line

We’ve partnered with Zoom EV to offer all new car insurance customers a free bundle of discounts and benefits.

The world is making the move to hybrid and electric vehicles, and we want to make the transition to plug-in vehicles as smooth as possible.

The bundle is designed for hybrid and electric vehicle owners, but is available to anyone who buys a new Direct Line car insurance policy.

What’s included in the bundle?

Public charging

As part of this electric car bundle, you’ll unlock a range of discounted public charging

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18% discount

Pay 32.8p per kWh instead of 40p per kWh on Osprey’s PAYG rate.

1 month free

Rapid charging, using 100% renewable energy.

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12.5% discount

On the BP Pulse subscription. Pay £6.85 instead of £7.85 per month.

3 months free subscription

For new BP Pulse customers only

  • UK’s largest public charging network with over 7,000 charge points.
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Free charging key

Get a free Plugsurfing charging key (worth €9.95) which provides flexible access to charging points across the UK and Europe.

With the charging key and the free Plugsurfing app you can access Europe’s largest network of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Electric vehicle park and charge, 20% off pre-booked parking

The Uk’s greenest car park operator, Q-park, offer nationwide parking and many locations are fitted with EV chargers so you’ll be able to use your Plugsurfing charging key and BP Pulse subscription.

Home charging

If you’ve got off-street parking, home charging is the easiest way to stay fully-charged. Home charging options are compatible with all electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Keep it simple with BP Pulse’s reliable home charging units of power ratings between 7.4kW & 22kW.

£50 off BP Pulse Smart Home Charger

  • Free installation.
  • £350 OZEV grant requested on your behalf.
  • Smart capability. Start and control charging with the BP Pulse app.
  • Three-year warranty.
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EO offer the smallest, smartest fast chargers on the market.

£50 off the EO Mini Pro 2

  • Free installation.
  • £350 OZEV grant requested on your behalf.
  • Manage from your smartphone.
  • Three-year warranty.
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Charger sharing

Half of households aren’t able to charge an EV at home. Charger Sharing is a community-led approach that helps people without a home charger.

No driveway?

Get 12% off every charging session during your first three months after registration.

Co-Charger matches

People without a charger are matched with neighbours who do via an app.

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Home energy

As an electric vehicle driver you’ll have access to green and cost-effective energy provided by OVO.

Ovo’s cheapest plan for EV drivers

  • Power your home and car with Ovo’s cheapest electricity rates. Earn 3-5% interest rewards when your account is in credit.
  • Get £50 credit on OVO Drive, OVO's exclusive EV plan, powered by renewable electricity, when you sign up through Zoom EV.
  • The plan is powered with 100% renewable electricity as standard and OVO will plant one tree in your name each year.
  • Fixed rates to protect you against price rises.

How do I claim my bundle?

  1. Buy a new car insurance policy with Direct Line and opt-in to receive the Zoom EV bundle.
  2. You’ll be directed to a page on the Zoom EV website where you can register for your free bundle.
  3. You’ll also receive an email with a registration link if you don’t want to do it straight away.
  4. You can start taking advantage of the great benefits immediately.

Frequently asked questions

As a new Direct Line motor insurance customer, you're eligible for our Zoom EV bundle.

The package will give electric car owners access to discounts on home energy tariffs and public charging points, among other benefits.

One EV bundle is available per Direct Line Motor policy, to new customers purchasing between 28th Oct 2021 - 31st Oct 2022. Each free bundle is provided by Zoom EV, and is valid for 12 months from activation and validation of the customer's Zoom EV account.

Sign up to Zoom EV

Zoom EV is a partner company that specialises in services that make it easier to switch to an electric vehicle. You can find out all about them on their website.
Any Direct Line Motor customer who purchases a new policy between 28/10/2021 and 31/10/2022 will be eligible to redeem their bundle. You are entitled to one bundle per motor policy.

If you buy your policy online after your payment is confirmed, you’ll be directed to a webpage where you’ll find instructions on how to redeem your offer. You’ll also receive instructions on how to redeem the offer along with your policy documents, should you wish to do tackle it later on.

If you buy over the phone, you’ll need to follow the instructions on the insert which will be sent out with your documents. Once you have activated your Zoom EV account you’ll be given a Zoom code to access the benefits in the bundle

You have 12 months from the date you purchased your new policy to redeem your bundle.
Yes, the offer is open to all eligible customers irrespective of what you currently drive.