Excess Policy

All our self drive rental fleet come with comprehensive insurance with a £3000 excess for Electric Vehicles; £5000 excess for Supercar Rentals and £12,000 for certain special vehicles. Please check the individual fleet page for each vehicles excess amount (as Trusted Partner Vehicles vary). We don’t take deposits or charge any administration fees for processing the excess transaction. 
All excess transactions are processed via pre-authorisation prior to booking.
We can recommend third party insurance companies that offer excess waiver insurance cover. Please speak to a EV Hire representative to find out more. 
We do not get involved in excess waiver insurance so this is entirely your choice should you wish to take out this type of cover.

What is Pre- Authorisation?:
This is a short-term hold of a pre-agreed amount against the available balance on your credit card. Please note - this is not an actual charged amount and no payments are charged.
Your credit card provider may present a pre-authorisation transaction as “pending”.

What are the implications of this?
We will put a temporary pre-authorisation hold of the excess amount detailed for your chosen vehicle against the available balance on your payment card. If the booking is less than 24hrs away, this temporary hold will always be placed at the time of booking automatically.
When you complete your rental and return the vehicle undamaged, the pre-authorisation funds will be released by your card issuer the same day.
Depending on your credit card provider, it can sometimes take up to 14 working days before this is reflected back into your credit card’s available balance. This is out of our control.
Please note – even though a pre-authorisation transaction is not a physical charge, it will briefly reduce the available balance on your credit card.




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* This rate is inclusive of insurance, VAT and 24 hour breakdown assistance for the duration of your hire. For all bookings we require a minimum of 2 days hire.

Comprehensive Insurance

All our fleet rentals come with comprehensive cover. You are in safe hands.

Unlimited Mileage

For certain vehicles on our fleet, clock as many miles as you wish. Long road trip planned? No problem.

Home Delivery Service

Fully trained delivery experts can come to you wherever you are.

Performance Only

We don’t offer standard vehicles here. Performance or not at all.

Andy has been very helpful in giving me a quotation, giving me splendid customer service despite me being unsure on whether I will be using their services! Amazing and quick customer treatment, hard to find in other car rentals.

Durra Safiyyah binti Shuazlan

Excellent service. Very professional and reliable service. Rented G63 for my 50th birthday and it helped make it a very special birthday. Andy was very helpful.

emma witton

Right where do I start! 5* is underestimate! Literally EV Hire puts every single car hiring companies to Shame! I rented a vehicle from EV Hire during bank holiday weekend. I was very last minute to the point where I put in the request at 9.45pm on a Friday night for next day 12pm delivery. Daryl accepted the booking, and I got the confirmation within half and hour to say the booking is…

M Ahmed

These guys are in a league of their own! I just had a first rental experience with EV Hire and it was as smooth as one can imagine. Daryl and his team would deliver and collect the car from you for fee, they are quick to respond, punctual to arrive and have a great fleet of electric cars and high end 4x4s available. Last but no least, approval process for non-UK driving licenses is very smooth and…

Oleg Pavlov

Absolutely wonderful service and the vehicles are outrageous. Daryl is a wonderful host and looks after you very well. 100% recommendation. Will definitely come back. P.S - the black raven is mind-blowing!

Waqas Rashid

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