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Delinquent
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Insurance

Postby Delinquent » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:33 am

Can someone point me in the direction of an insurer for EV's classed as motorbikes? Trying to find some quotes on a trike, but getting no-where. Only way so far was to tell them I'd replace the handlebars with a wheel, then they would do it!!!

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Postby PHEV » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:49 am

Footman James and Carole Nash both will insure electric vehilce, Footman James does it for the same premium as the original vehicle.
They also give discount to subscribed BVS members...

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Steve
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Postby Delinquent » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:53 am

Cheers, Sure FJ were one of the ones I tried yesterday. Possibly because there is no "original" vehicle.

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Postby qdos » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:13 pm

Hi Delinquent,

We're actually going to have a chat with some of the Insurance companies shortly about insurance on EVs There's plenty of EV's on the road currently so it's not impossible.

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Postby Delinquent » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:36 pm

Thanks qdos, it does seem a bit ridiculous that it's so difficult at the moment! Good luck with your mission.

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Postby qdos » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:51 pm

It's who you speak to and how you approach things.

Most people on the end of the phone at Insurance companies don't actually know the difference between a Triumph Dolomite and a Triumph Boneville. Basically if it doesn't come up on thier computer screens they take the "Computer says no" approach

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It can be done and I'm sure it should be possible to do it very reasonably too. I'll let you know when we've got some companies onboard
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Postby Delinquent » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:53 pm

Cheers.

Certainly wouldn't say the quote I've had so far is reasonable... quite how a single seat 30bhp EV with annual mileage of 1500 per annum can be only a few £'s less than a 200bhp Audi with 15,000 mile per annum and work use included is a bit beyond me.

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Postby booboo » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:13 pm

Same experience with my mini-el, most insurers say "no" because they can't find it on their system.

Footman James were the biggest disappointment, they insured a Bond Bug for £70 but wont insure a mini-el... :roll:

My present insurance is via Peter Best, they've quoted £143 which is £20 up on last year :evil:

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