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Select Car Leasing partners with Egg

The Egg team at Select Car Leasing HQ in Reading, Berks

Select Car Leasing has agreed a partnership with sustainable energy solutions provider Egg to become an official partner for electric vehicle (EV) charging point subscriptions.

Through the deal, Select Car Leasing customers that sign up to Egg’s £30-per-month home EV charger subscription will receive their first month free.

The offer is available to individual customers as well as those leasing electric cars or vans through Select’s Fleet Solutions corporate division.

Shane Pither, head of automotive innovation for Select Car Leasing, said: "Egg has the first subscription-based model on the market and by extending this service to our customers, we’re helping them realise the convenience and affordability of running an EV, particularly when charging happens at home."

Egg’s £30-per-month subscription fee includes standard installation of a 7kW fast home charging unit compatible with all makes and models of EVs, plus free maintenance call-outs within two working days. Installation requires access to off-street parking such as a driveway or garage.

Steve Springett, B2C director at Egg, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Select Car Leasing which shares our commitment to making the switch to EVs hassle-free and affordable for drivers and fleet managers."

Select Car Leasing has a total fleet of more than 55,000 cars nationwide, including a growing proportion of electric cars and vans, the company said.

In the past year, Select Car Leasing has seen enquiries for EVs increase as more motorists turn to electric in the wake of rising fuel costs, fuel shortages and long delivery timeframes for those purchasing EVs, it said.

Two-thirds of motorists want to buy an EV, with the majority seeking lower fuel bills, according to a survey commissioned by Bridgestone.

The SMMT has highlighted what was a record first quarter for used EVs, with sales more than doubling from 6,625 to 14,586, a rise of 120.2%.

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