Last updated 7 January 2019
Not all ethical insurance providers choose to offer car insurance, but those that do may offer extras such as carbon offsetting or the peace-of-mind that they aren’t investing your insurance premiums in industries that don’t protect the planet.
Here are some good choices:
Formerly CIS, the insurance arm of the Co-operative operates in the same sustainable manner as the rest of the group, including ethically screening funds. Premiums will vary, but the group also offers a specialist telematics Young Driver policy. New customers will also get a £50 Co-op Food voucher with their policy.
This environmentally-friendly broker will shop around for your car insurance and donates up to 25 per cent of the commission it receives from the insurer to your chosen charity from the broker’s partner. As well as car insurance it also offers home, pet, life and gadget policies, and even offers commercial cover for fleets, shops and tradesmen. The firm says it will donate £5 to charity for the first 100 enquiries it receives in 2019.
Based in the heart of the National Forest since 2006, Pluginsure was the UK’s first-ever website dedicated to insuring electric cars, vans and trucks. It now offers an electric car insurance scheme with leading UK insurer Ageas. Cover is comprehensive and if you’ve five years No Claims Bonus or more, Pluginsure will automatically protect it. Policies also include insurance for your car’s battery. The firm covers more than 30 makes of electric car and quotes are available by phone on 0330 043 1962.
InsureGreen claims to be the first carbon neutral insurance broker registered to the ISO 14001:2004 environmental standard and is the world’s first carbon neutral company within the insurance sector. The company claims to be able to find “the best and most up-to-date advice on environmentally friendly, carbon neutral insurance”.
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