Electric Vehicle Insurance
by Doru Bucsa
Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area.
Hi, Doru -
Seattle Electric Vehicle Association says that insuring an electric vehicle currently is similar to insuring a gasoline vehicle, at least in the United States. I believe that we electric car people actually tend to drive less aggressively (okay, most of the time!), so it seems likely that our insurance rates will actually decrease in the future.
I have called around to different insurance companies asking if it's difficult or expensive to insure a conversion, and they have assured me that it is not, it's just insured as a modified vehicle.
However, I am learning that there are bigger obstacles than insurance for some electric car converters.
I was just reading this article by Jesper Berggreen about his experiences trying to register an electric Volvo conversion in Denmark.
It was going to cost him 20k just for all the inspections, and that's if he passed all the inspections the first time!
So the short answer to your question is: any. Insurance should not be a problem, no matter who you choose. But you'll want to check also with your local Ministry of Transportation office about the possibility of hidden fees, inspections and taxes.