If your car is three years or older, then it’s a legal requirement for it to have a valid MOT certificate whether it has a combustion engine or an electric motor. The MOT Test is designed to examine a vehicle's safety, road-worthiness and tailpipe emissions. Even though tailpipe emissions are hardly relevant for an EV, making sure they're safe to drive is of paramount importance.
Apart from the emissions test, an electric car is submitted to the same rigorous testing of its main components including lights, brakes, wipers, suspension and steering to ensure that it is safe to drive. Without a valid MOT certificate, you’ll be unable to renew your car's insurance.
All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The vehicle provenance investigation checks if a car has finance owing, is stolen, cloned, written off or clocked, giving you real confidence in your car. Our vehicle checks carried out during preparation also include a cosmetic and mechanical assessment of each vehicle. The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).
Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified:
Retail Customers £199.00 - (Private buyers - NOT an owner, partner or director of a new/used vehicle sales company)
Retail Customers using a finance broker outside our official panel of lenders paying funds direct to Wilsons Epsom - £399.00