SPECIALIST EV broker DriveElectric has been a driving force behind Nottingham’s ‘try before you’ loan scheme.

Designed to encourage the take up of electric vehicles, the unique30-day ‘try before you buy’ electric vehicle loan scheme has been piloted by the Nottingham ULEV Experience

DriveElectric has delivered the Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle loans and managed the EV trials for the Nottingham ULEV Experience. This has included vehicle provision, booking the loans, vehicle handover, question answering throughout the 30 day period and even arranging insurance where required.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust trialled both a Renault Kangoo EV and a Nissan e-NV200 to allow the Transport and Logistics team to assess vehicle suitability. As a result the Trust now operates two Nissan e-NV200s with a further 40 vehicles which could be swapped to electric vehicles. 

Mike Potter, managing director of DriveElectric, said: 

“Most organisations need to experience electric vehicles before making a decision to purchase. Fully-funded month-long EV loans are not readily available through dealerships, manufacturers or any other source. 

“So the ‘Try before you buy’ EV loans provided by the ULEV Experience have been extremely valuable in filling a gap in the market not offered elsewhere.”

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