Should you insure your electric vehicle’s battery?

Published by on 09.19.2019 - 1 min

The battery is an essential component of an electric car. Its purchase or lease can be separate to that of the car itself. Does it therefore require a specific insurance policy?

You usually have the choice between leasing or buying the battery  of your electric vehicle, as most manufacturers offer both options.

When it comes to leasing, you simply need to check that your contract includes insurance, and to read the details of the clauses. This way, the battery of your Renault ZOE is protected  throughout your rental contract. You benefit from all types of breakdown assistance, including support in case of power failure. And, in the event that your battery charge decreases to 75% of its initial capacity, you’re guaranteed a free replacement.

If your battery isn’t insured through a rental contract, you can always add it to your car insurance contract. Depending on the insurer, policies covering electric vehicles (electric or hybrid) also provide coverage if your battery needs replacing or in case of power failure.

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