After a bold order for 1,100 Renault ZOE earlier this year, the British electric vehicle subscription service Onto is expanding with hundreds of more French EVs.
The Peugeot e-208 will be available from mid-November at a monthly price of £449 (€500/$593) (inc. VAT), which is a third more than for the ZOE. For that price, the customers gets: "up to 1,000 miles a month with insurance, breakdown cover, wear & tear, service & maintenance, road tax and free-charging included".
The DS 3 Crossback E-Tense is already available and can be rented for a monthly subscription of £499 (€555/$659) in the case of Performance Line.
"Onto aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and provides customers with a fully flexible alternative to vehicle ownership for a monthly payment with no deposit. The single monthly rental covers all the costs of motoring - Insurance, roadside recovery, wear and tear, servicing and repairs, charging and vehicle excise duty are all included."
Both the Peugeot e-208 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense are based on the same platform and shares the parts (50 kWh battery pack and 100 kW electric motor). The e-208 can go up to 217 miles (349 km) WLTP, while the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 206 miles (331 km) WLTP.
Time will tell how well how well the subscription-based EV expansion will pay off, but as of now it seems that there is a demand for such offerings.