How Zevvy's EV lease works...

It's as easy as shop, apply, and lease — and it's all done online!

Step 1:


Use our EV marketplace to check out the latest and best options, like the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV. We update our inventory regularly and offer different EVs for drivers' various needs and lifestyles. We'll also help you understand your potential savings and learn more about EVs to make the switch to electric a breeze!

Step 2:


We make it easy to apply, with an all-online process that can be done in minutes and an affordable, refundable $99 reservation fee. We’ll ask you questions about your current vehicle and driving habits, needs for an EV, budget, and more. Your answers are used to find the right EV that will fit your lifestyle and maximize your gas and maintenance savings.

Step 3:


Once you're approved and matched to the right EV, our EV Support Team will make arrangements for pick-up, help you with charging, and get you set up in our billing system. When you've come to the end of your lease term, you'll have the option to renew or purchase the car (with all mileage fees paid applied to the buy-out price). We're a true "try before you buy" option!

Looking for a quick breakdown on the process?

We believe in transparency at every step. Here's an overview of how the Zevvy lease program works.

Choose your vehicle and apply online.

Select your monthly mileage package and finalize pricing.

Sign on the dotted lines and make your first payment.

Pick up your EV and start saving on gas and maintenance!

Pay your bill monthly and choose to renew or buy your EV when the lease term is up.

What we need from you

CA residency

At least 21 years old

A safe driving record

Completed eligibility and background check

Insurance coverage

What you get from us

Flexible, affordable terms

The option to renew or buy

Routine maintenance (restrictions apply)

A Level 1 home charger

A team of EV Support Specialists

Have questions?

Requirements to be approved for an EV lease with Zevvy include:

  • California residency within our service area (700+ zip codes in the Bay Area and Central Valley)

  • At least 21 years of age

  • A safe driving record

  • Completion of our online application (including a soft credit pull, which will not impact your credit score)

  • Insurance coverage that includes: $100,000 for bodily injuries to any one person and $300,000 for injury/death to more than one person; $50,000 for property damage; physical damage insurance for full value of vehicle with a maximum deductible of $1,000 (note: there are additional requirements if you plan to use the vehicle for non-personal use)

Absolutely! We encourage Uber and other rideshare and gig drivers to apply for our flexible lease; in fact, we designed our EV leases with you in mind! Whether you drive a little or a lot, an EV from Zevvy is a great way to take more of your hard-earned money home with you, rather than spending it at the pump or repair shop. Numerous gig drivers already use Zevvy and find it lends them the flexibility needed to drive electric while on the job. Please note: if you intend to use the car for any non-personal use, including, but not limited to, rideshare services, delivery services, or making the vehicle available on short-term rental services, your insurance policy must also explicitly state that you are covered to the same or greater limits as required by law and is in full force whenever using the vehicle for said services.

Here's what we mean when we say we offer a flexible, short-term lease: Zevvy lets you select from our marketplace of electric vehicles, then customize the lease for the car by choosing your lease length (starting at just six months) and pay-as-you go miles vs. a monthly mileage package (starting as low as 1500 miles). We do not have mileage caps, and offer a buy-out at the end of the lease term with all mileage fees paid applied to the purchase price.

Zevvy offers a short-term, flexible lease for electric vehicles. The car will be registered to you, just like when you buy or lease a car the old-fashioned way. However, our agreement terms are shorter and more flexible than traditional leases and loans, and we let you drive as many miles as you need, paying only a few cents for each mile. Every mile you drive also counts towards the buy-out price of the vehicle should you choose to purchase at the end of your lease term.

Yes. Each EV comes with its own "Level 1" charger that can be plugged into a standard 110V outlet. For more information on charging electric vehicles, please check out our Charging page and our blog.

What is Zevvy?

Zevvy is an electric car leasing platform offering electric vehicles in California. Our flexible, short-term leases are different from traditional leases and loans, EV subscriptions, and rental options. We offer a marketplace of EVs and an online application that quickly assesses your driving habits, budget, and more, to find you the right electric car. You will select your lease length (starting as low as six months) and monthly mileage package to customize the Zevvy lease to your own needs and lifestyle. Our goal is to get more EVs in the hands of drivers who need them most, and to save YOU time and money with an affordable electric vehicle lease.