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Elmo offers electric cars on subscription and want everyone to make the switch and ditch their ICE cars. They even have a salary sacrifice scheme which allows you to subscribe to a car and pay for it through your salary (saving you quite a lot of cash in the process!).
Elmo’s car inventory has grown tremendously over the past year, offering their customer even more choices of EVs. They probably also offer the best subscription customisability than any other subscription company currently in the UK.
Launched in 2019, elmo was founded by Luke Gavin and Olly Jones. Luke’s background is in energy, e-mobility and sustainability as an early team member at Octopus Energy and also as a strategy consultant at Element Energy.
Olly’s background is startups and tech, responsible for growing Angel Investment Network to 1.5 million users and hosting a popular startup podcast.
The signup process takes 5 minutes and is all done online. New customers normally go through the following steps:
elmo offer the following subscription plans:
elmoFlex - This monthly plan allows drivers to have the ultimate flexibility without long-term commitments. It’s a 60-day minimum term, and customers can then change their vehicle or cancel the subscription.
elmoSave - This is for those who don’t mind committing to a little longer subscription term. In return, drivers can get a monthly subscription at a discounted rate. The minimum term here is 12 months, which is still more flexible than traditional leases and includes all car ownership costs.
The eligibility criteria to get a car through elmo include:
Elmo may not approve your subscription application if:
You can read more about elmo’s eligibility here. We also have an in-depth guide which explains the driver requirements and eligibility in a lot more detail.
They offer ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ (TCO) subscriptions. This means that included in the monthly price of your vehicle, you get:
In addition, if you want to can choose to add the following to your monthly subscription:
If you choose everything, your only cost for the car will be the one payment you make to them each month! But you choose which parts of the bundle work for you.
To get started, the costs include:
Notice that there isn’t a large upfront deposit. Other subscription services require you to pay a large amount upfront, it’s refundable, but not having to pay it it’s definitely easier on the pocket.
Here's an example of what your elmo subscription could look like:
You may think they’re just another subscription service, but they are really championing sustainability and redefining what car ownership looks like.
They offer only electric cars which produce zero tailpipe emissions. It's certainly a subscription provider you should consider if you're after an EV! Check out our in-depth elmo vs. Onto comparison.
Browse elmo cars and find the right model for you!
Yes! All cars come with a physical key when delivered.
They offer all-inclusive car subscriptions, which means your one monthly price includes comprehensive insurance, servicing and maintenance, breakdown cover, road tax, congestion charge autopsy and a carbon offset donation. Additional add-ons are available.
Elmo charge a £119 delivery fee for all of England and Wales (additional fees may apply for Scotland).