RAC Electric Car Insurance

Car insurance for your electric or hybrid car

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Electric car insurance

With RAC Car Insurance, insuring your electric or hybrid car is as easy as insuring any other car. As the experts in electric, you can count on us to find the best protection for your electric car, at the right price. So you can hit the road with complete confidence.

5-star car insurance

Car Insurance Plus has Defaqto’s highest 5-star rating

Rewards for RAC members

They pay £99 less than non-members on average^

Battery cover as standard

Protection against accidental damage, fire and theft is included

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What’s included in electric car insurance?

The RAC is on a mission to make owning an electric car easy. That’s why our electric car insurance is packed with brilliant features and benefits that give you complete peace of mind. See a full list of what’s covered.


 
RAC Car Insurance Plus
RAC Car Insurance
FREE Motor Legal Protection
Up to £100,000 of legal expenses cover for 12 months, if selected*
   
Uninsured driver promise
If you're hit by an uninsured driver you won't lose your no claims discount, and any excess you paid will be reimbursed
   
Vandalism promise
If your car's vandalised, you won't lose your no claims bonus
   
Courtesy car
You can keep moving if your electric car's being fixed, subject to availability and eligibility
   
Personal accident benefit
Get personal accident cover for you and your partner
£10,000 £5,000
And if you add our optional breakdown cover:
Battery cover for accidental damage, fire and theft
Even if you're leasing the battery
   
EV boost
Get a 10-mile recharge if your electric vehicle breaks down
   
Rapid recovery
Our high-tech vans can lift all four wheels off the ground, so you won't need to wait for a separate recovery truck
   
Access to expert mechanics
RAC patrols are fully trained to know your electric car inside out
   

Add breakdown cover for electric and hybrid cars

For complete peace of mind whilst out on the road, add RAC Breakdown Cover to your policy from as little as £19.99. All our patrols are fully trained to rescue electric cars so no matter which of our cover levels you choose, help is at hand 24/7.

Expert mechanics

RAC patrols are fully trained to know your electric car inside out. So you’ll be in safe hands with our experts.

EV boost

Battery run out? Only the RAC can give you a 10-mile boost with our EV Boost mobile charger fitted to our patrol vans.
 

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Rapid recovery

Need a tow? Electric vehicles usually have to wait for a recovery truck. But our high-tech vans can lift all four wheels off the ground, saving you time and protecting your vehicle. 

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Do I need specialist insurance for an electric car?

No, you don’t. Specialist electric insurance policies are available. But RAC Car Insurance covers electric vehicles as standard. So you don’t need to worry.

What types of electric cars do you cover?

We cover most fully electric vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids. Just enter your vehicle details when you get a quote and we’ll let you know if we cover it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Electric car insurance can be more expensive because this type of car cost more than conventional vehicles. They’re also equipped with technology that’s costly to fix or replace. Also, if you have an accident, it’s more likely to need a specialist repairer.  
Q. Is the compulsory excess higher on an electric vehicle?
No. There’s no specific additional excess added for electric cars. The compulsory excess is set by your insurer. It’s based on make, model, age and condition of your car.  
Q. What happens if I’m leasing the battery?

When you own or lease the battery in your electric or hybrid car, it’s covered for accidental damage, fire and theft.  

When you take out a policy, you need to let us know if you’re leasing the battery. If your car’s written off, it’s important that the payouts for the car and battery go to the right place. 

If you own the battery, the value of the car and the battery make up the market value of your car.     

 
Q. If my electric car’s damaged in a collision, can your repairers fix it?
Yes. We work with a network of approved repairers, who have the tools and technology to fix electric and hybrid cars.  
Q. Can you help if my electric car breaks down at the roadside?
Yes, if you choose to add RAC Breakdown Cover to your electric car insurance policy (from as little as £19.99 per year). We’ll always aim to fix faults there and then and if your battery goes flat, we can send out one of our vans with our handy mobile charger to give you a 10-mile boost, rather than towing you to the nearest charge station like other providers.
Q. Can I make an amend to my electric car insurance online?
Yes, simply log in to your online account to make changes such as a change of address, change of vehicle or to add or remove a driver. No fuss, no phone call needed and open 24/7.

Find out more about the RAC's EV products and guides here

  

RAC Breakdown cover for electric and hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid

  

Browse our selection of electric car accessories in the RAC Shop

  

Learn more about making the switch to electric and the types of EV vehicles

  

Find out how it works and how much it costs to charge your electric car whilst out and about

  

How are EV's set to impact the environment and our lives in the UK over the coming years.

  

03 numbers are charged at national call rates and are usually included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored. 

* This offer applies to new RAC car insurance customers for the first year only, unless you are an RAC member then this offer is also available at renewal of your existing RAC car insurance policy. Motor Legal Protection is attached to the car insurance policy and will end if and when the car insurance policy ends. The offer cannot be transferred to any other policy and there is no cash equivalent available. We reserve the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time 

^ Based on sales from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020 of RAC comprehensive car insurance, purchased direct, excluding any additional products and upgrades. Your premium will depend on your circumstances and the level of cover you choose. 

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