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About Electric Vehicle FlexiHire

Do you need flexible, fast access to electric cars or vans?

If you don’t want to make a long term, multi-year commitment to electric vehicles, or if you are looking to rapidly increase the capacity of your EV fleet then our FlexiHire solution is for you.

Alternatively, you might be curious to see what the holistic benefits are in electric cars and vans and want to trial them against your existing fleet, our FlexiHire solution is perfect for that too.

With a minimum duration of just 3-months, our FlexiHire vehicles are perfect for getting your organisation up and running with electric power in no time.

The perfect electric van hire service from the original EV experts

FlexiHire is perfect for...

  • Trying electric cars and vans before you buy

  • Quickly increase your fleet capacity

  • Lower commitment vehicle solutions

  • Choose from a range of small, medium or large vans or cars to fit your needs

  • New and refurbished electric vehicle options

  • Reduce your organisation's carbon footprint

Enquire about FlexiHire

One of our business consultants will get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Short-term and hassle free access to electric cars and vans

With easily extendable contracts, no early-termination fees, easy set-up and quick delivery. Our electric vans and cars provide practical, affordable, eco-friendly mobility solutions.

3+ months hire duration

Try an electric vehicle for 3 months or more with easily extendable contracts

Trial EVs in your fleet

trial electric cars or vans in your existing fleet and see the benefits for yourself

Tailored to you

Vans can be delivered with livery and accessories

Affordable FlexiHire electric cars and vans

3 months minimum hire

Our FlexiHire fleet is made up of a variety of new, nearly new and refurbished electric vans and electric cars. For an accurate quote then please get in touch using the form above.

Good to know: 20p per excess mile applies. Delivery and collection costs apply. All FlexiHire rental prices are subject to VAT and are based upon you covering the vehicle on your own fully comprehensive insurance. Vehicles subject to availability. Full terms & conditions.

I’m delighted with the positive benefits of adopting an EV into the fleet, not only as a cost-saving to the business, but also around corporate social responsibility (CSR) and serving the community with a cleaner, quieter vehicle in built-up neighbourhoods. The van is an excellent way to help communicate our stance on environmental issues.

Joe McNeill | Neighbourhood Services Manager, Flagship Group

Great service from Dan and Ellie arranging several FlexiHire vehicles for the company. Very quick process and competitive rates. Experience was no hassle and very personable.

Adam | Tritium Technologies UK

DriveElectric’s electric van has helped to prevent a staggering amount of food going to waste, and it has done so with zero tailpipe emissions, along with massive savings on the cost of fuel and environmental impact. DriveElectric has been great to work with, and the van has performed extremely reliably

Helen Innes, Project Co-ordinator | Food Connect

Gnewt Cargo has been happy to work with DriveElectric over a number of years. The EV FlexiHire opportunities that DriveElectric has provided has proved to be an invaluable service offering to a business like ours with a passion and necessity for electric vehicles at it’s core. They are a market leader in this field and we fully endorse them as a result.

Sam Clarke | Director, Gnewt Cargo

Case Studies

We work in partnership with our fleet customers to keep their environmental and financial costs as low as possible

Get to know Flexihire EV rental in our EV rental Q&A

No. FlexiHire rentals are for business users only.

Our FlexiHire monthly includes:

  • Basic rental of the electric vehicle
  • Mileage allowance
  • Local taxes (including but not limited to Value Added Tax, Road Tax and surcharges)
  • London Congestion Charge exemption – travel in and out of London for free!
  • Special discounted rates for longer term contracts
  • Roadside assistance
  • A Flexihire month is 28 days.
  • Standard servicing in line with manufacturer guidance.
  • Non-driver fault/accident mechanical repairs.
  • Standard MOT in line with manufacturer guidance.
  • Service and maintenance booking line.

The monthly rental does not include:

  • Delivery and collection of vehicle
  • Vehicle Insurance – the vehicle must be covered by your own Fully Comprehensive Motor Insurance policy
  • Additional miles – excess mileage fee of 20p per mile (ex. VAT) applies
  • Vehicle charging costs
  • Fines, penalties or toll charges etc that you may incur
  • Late return fees
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Damage caused by accidents or driver fault/misuse.
  • Stolen items.
  • Damage to the vehicle that relates to poor servicing, poor maintenance or neglect in the general upkeep of the vehicle.
  • Software updates, including SatNav and Connectivity.
  • All glass repair.
  • Any damage to paintwork or the body of the vehicle.
  • Oil – unless provided as part of the standard service.
  • Washer fluid – unless provided as part of the standard service.
  • AdBlue – unless provided as part of the standard service.
  • Courtesy vehicle.
  • Reimbursement for time off the road.

No, we do not provide vehicle insurance or recommend any insurance products.

You must ensure that any FlexiHire vehicle is covered by your fully comprehensive insurance policy.

We will need to confirmation of this insurance cover before the delivery of the FlexiHire vehicle.

Included in your monthly payments:

  • Replacement tyres due to fair wear & tear with tread depth of 2mm or less.
  • Tyre booking line.
  • Replacement specification/tyre type.
  • Punctures to main tread of tyre.

Not Included: 

  • Coverage for accident/driver misuse/driver fault.
  • Replacements for malicious damage or vandalism.
  • Changes for insurance claims.
  • Changes for suspicion of fraud.
  • Tread of greater that 2mm.
  • Replacement due to theft.
  • Replacements due to sidewall damage.
  • Collection and return of your vehicle.
  • Reimbursement for time off the road.


  • 24 hour support either through the manufacturer roadside assistance line or through our own breakdown provision.
  • Roadside assistance and recovery via the above.

Not included

  • Breakdowns relating to driver fault.
  • Non-mechanical breakdowns.
  • Lost keys.
  • Keys locked within the car.
  • Further call out for battery issues as a result of the battery already being rejected by previous call outs.
  • Replacement / courtesy vehicle.
  • Returning your vehicle to you.
  • Reimbursement for time off the road.
  • Wheel changes when spare or locking wheel nut keys are not present.
  • Flat battery due to driver fault.
  • Running out of, or misfuelling.

All our FlexiHire electric vehicles come with a regular type-2 charging cable, suitable for use on untethered charge points, typically used in the workplace, at home and at destination charging units. Alternatively, for tethered charging units the electric vehicle has the Type 2 and/or CCS charging port. Type 2/CCS is the most popular charging configuration in the UK.

Talk to our team of EV experts if you're unsure how to charge an electric vehicle or require a 3-pin plug cable.

Drivers of the vehicle need to be at least 23 years old and have over 2 years driving experience.

You can charge the vehicle using the Type 2 cable provided in any regular charge point - whether at home or in the workplace.

Out and about, there are now over 22,000 electric vehicle charging locations in the UK, with over 60,000 charging points. We recommend using an app such as Zap-Map to plan and locate convenient public charging points.

It can take 12-15 hours to fully charge the electric vehicle's battery from flat, therefore charging overnight is ideal. Specific charging times vary depending on vehicle choice and the kind of charger you're using, speak to our team of EV experts to find out more.

Using the rapid charger public network can add around 60% of charge in as little as 30 minutes.

DriveElectric's policy is to pay and recharge fines to ensure that you do not receive an escalated cost. We will pay the fee and then recharge this to you along with an administration fee. In the event the penalty requires us to nominate a driver (such as a speeding offence), we will nominate the named person on the booking at the registered business address and then provide an invoice with our administration fee.

No, we take care of that and ensure that our FlexiHire electric vehicles are all registered for the London Congestion Charge discount.

Yes! All our electric vans produce zero tailpipe emissions so are exempt from ULEZ restrictions.

Accident damage

  • In the instance that accident damage causes the vehicle to be a total loss, the vehicle will remain on rent until such time Fleetdrive Management Limited have received settlement payment from the relevant insurers. No courtesy or interim mobility will be provided and the vehicle cannot be offhired until such time as the above is resolved.

Driver misuse:

  • In the instance that driver misuse causes the vehicle to be off the road or deemed unusable/not fit for purpose, the vehicle will remain on rent until such time that the vehicle is deemed rentable by Fleetdrive management limited. No courtesy vehicle will be provided and the vehicle cannot be offhired until such time as the above is resolved.

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