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Electric Car Breakdown Insurance

Do you drive an electric vehicle? Start Rescue provides electric vehicle breakdown insurance to EV drivers across the UK and Europe, using our vast network of well-trained, experienced recovery operators.

Our 20+ years’ experience in breakdown assistance

We’ve drawn on our 20+ years in breakdown assistance with petrol, diesel, gas and hybrid vehicles to give electric car owners complete peace of mind on the road.

We’re experts in what we do, so whether you’re ¼ mile or 300 miles away from home, we know just what you need when it comes to electric cars.

Great Benefits of EV Breakdown Insurance

As a Start Rescue customer, you'll be able to claim a range of benefits as standard, no matter which level of cover you choose. This includes:

  • Unlimited Callouts
  • Accident Recovery
  • Key Assist
  • Running Out Of Charge

We'll Aim To Get Your Electric Car Back On The Road - Fast

We’ll answer your call for assistance within seconds either via our FREE app or over the phone. We’ll then send a recovery operator to your location - who will normally reach you within an hour.

If you have run out of battery charge we will take you to the closest working charging point to get you back on the road in no time!

If we’re unable to repair your vehicle, our team of experts will arrange for the vehicle to be recovered to the nearest suitable garage to repair your vehicle, so you know you're in safe hands.



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All competitor prices have been based on our most popular 3 star level of cover for a vehicle aged up to 5 years old. Cover includes roadside assistance, nationwide recovery, home assistance, alternative transport, overnight accommodation and key assist, and, where applicable, using the postcode CO1 1UX Last updated 15/04/2024.

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We have been awarded as a recommended Which? provider of breakdown cover as well as Defaqto's highest rating of 5 stars for the policies and benefits provided by our 3 star cover

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What Is Electric Car Breakdown Insurance?

Electric car breakdown cover is an insurance policy that provides roadside assistance and recovery when the policyholder's electric vehicle (EV) unexpectedly suffers a mechanical or electrical fault or has been involved in an accident.

Simple Breakdown Cover Levels For Every Need And Budget

You can choose from five easy-to-understand cover levels, from our most affordable One star cover, through to 5 star cover which is our most comprehensive electric vehicle breakdown policy.

Our network of experienced recovery operators are on standby should your EV suffer problems such as your EV battery running out of charge, flat tyres or damage following an accident

We’ll Never Leave You Stranded

In the unlikely event our recovery operators cannot repair the problem, we’ll recover you to a local garage.

If your electric vehicle cannot be repaired in a timely manner, don’t worry, we won't leave you stranded. As well as recovering your vehicle to an agreed destination in line with your policy, you can also take advantage of our Alternative Travel or Emergency Overnight Accommodation benefits (available with all policies, terms and conditions apply).

Great Benefits of EV Breakdown Insurance

As a Start Rescue customer, you'll be able to claim a range of benefits, depending on your chosen policy.

These include:

  • Roadside Assistance
  • Nationwide Recovery
  • Home Assist
  • Accident Recovery
  • Emergency Overnight Accommodation
  • Key Assist, Message Assist
  • European Cover and cover for Theft, Vandalism, and Driver Illness/Injury

Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe...

Whether you own a Tesla Model 3, a Renault Zoe, a BMW i3, a Nissan Leaf, a Jaguar I-Pace or any other electric car make and model, you can rest assured we have the knowledge and training to find a solution to repair your electric car.

Electric Car Experts

Owning an electric car is of course different from owning a regular car.

EVs suffer particular problems - which need particular solutions.

Our recovery operators are fully trained in dealing with high voltage battery systems and the many other parts of a modern electric car that can go wrong. We’ll aim to get you back on the road safely and as quickly as possible.

If we’re unable to repair your vehicle, our team of experts will find the most suitable local garage to repair your vehicle and if a local repair is not possible, we’ll always work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

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