We appreciate that the concept of an electric car subscription is a relatively new topic. Which is why our guide below should help to explain some of the questions you may have. If you are looking for more specific queries on charging, insurance and collection and delivery then you can also visit our FAQs page. We are glad you have taken steps to learn about electric car subscriptions and if you aren’t already part of the community, we hope to welcome you soon.
Most of us are familiar with subscription services, whether you’ve invested in entertainment products like Netflix, Apple Music or recipe boxes. But, did you know that something similar is now happening in the car industry?
Onto is part of a movement to give consumers more freedom and flexibility with how they drive. But, not in the same way that current leasing and finance deals offer.
Onto's electric car subscription is even more flexible than this, offering consumers a car, insurance, breakdown cover, servicing, maintenance and repair, plus road tax without a long-term commitment.
Why does it benefit the customer? Put simply, it gives consumers more control and fewer ties over their driving. The world is changing and the importance of owning a car is now deemed less important to consumers when you can weigh up the benefits of alternative methods of driving.
Subscribing is easy, firstly register with your driving license and within 24-48 hours your account will be activated. Once you’ve decided on a car of your choice you can collect it from the Onto depot or even have it delivered to you by a member of our team.
You’ll notice that our cars don’t have keys, instead, you unlock your chosen car with the Onto phone app. Our customers find this easier than owning keys. When you’re ready to drive away, then you’ll find that our electric cars are the same as usual EVs. The only main difference between petrol cars is that you’ll have to charge your car rather than fill it with petrol. Another added bonus, as you save on fuel costs.
Based on price and simplicity alone, an electric car subscription is worth it. But, there are many other benefits.
So how will driving be different as a subscriber compared to an owner? Well, it’s not really that different at all. The first things you’ll notice with an Onto subscription is that accessing your car comes through a phone app, rather than traditionally with keys. Each electric car also has a dash cam, which needs to be kept turned on for insurance purposes.
Although an electric car subscription is not technically ‘owning’ a car, we clearly ask all drivers to be responsible and to treat cars as if they are their own. Smoking is not permitted in the cars to ensure that they are clean.
If you comply with the requirements below, then you are eligible for an electric car subscription with Onto.
Aged between 25 – 65
Full UK/EU Driving Licence: 3 years
Resident in the UK: 2 years
No more than 6 penalty points in last 3 years (minor convictions)
All major motoring convictions must be referred
Not banned within the last 5 years
No more than 1 fault claim within the last 3 years
All criminal convictions must be referred
We have also established a referral program, in which we will reward you with £50 off your subscription once, and your friend with another £50 off once. The concept is simple:
Email us at [email protected] to learn more about the Onto referral program.
Looking for a new car? Search through our range of EVs.