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Test Drive Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (these “Terms”) apply between GRIDSERVE Car Leasing Limited, Reg. No. 13601174, a company incorporated under the laws of England with registered address at Thorney Weir House, Thorney Mill Road, Iver, England, SL0 9AQ (“GRIDSERVE”/”We”/”Our”) and the individual (“You” / “Your”) for the test drive of An Electric Vehicle, subject to availability, (the “Electric Vehicle”) booked through the GRIDSERVE Car Leasing website (the “Test Drive”) or through the GRIDSERVE Team.

GRIDSERVE reserves the right to withdraw the Test Drive or to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice at any time, for whatever reason, and without liability to You for doing so.

1. Term

Unless otherwise indicated in these Terms, these Terms apply from the date of Your booking of the Test Drive until return of the Electric Vehicle at the agreed location.


2. The Electric Vehicle

2.1. We will offer an Electric Vehicle for the Test Drive. We will not charge You anything for the Test Drive.

2.2. Your booking will allow you one (1) Test Drive of an Electric Vehicle during the time slot selected by you when booking the Test Drive.

2.3. Please note that the Electric Vehicles available for the Test Drive are subject to availability. GRIDSERVE will use reasonable efforts to ensure that you will be able to test drive the chosen Electric Vehicle but limitations in Electric Vehicle availability and unexpected events such as loss, errors or defects to the Electric Vehicle , etc. means we cannot guarantee the chosen model or the availability of a Test Drive.

2.4. The Electric Vehicle will be made available to You at the location agreed upon as part of your booking of the Test Drive.

2.5. We make no guarantees that the Electric Vehicle you will be test driving contains certain features or extras.


3. Driver Requirements

3.1. The Test Drive is open to UK residents only. In order to be able to perform a Test Drive You must be able to demonstrate that You:

3.1.1. hold a current full (not provisional) UK driver’s licence, that has been valid for at least 2 years.

3.1.2. are aged 25 years old or over for an unaccompanied drive, or 21 years or over for an accompanied drive, and have more than two years driving experience on a full driving licence;

3.1.3. have no more than 6 points accrued on Your licence in the last 2 years;

3.2. You will be required to:

3.2.1. submit Your driving licence details to allow GRIDSERVE to carry out driver licence checks with the Driving and Electric Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or via a member of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV). Failure to submit driver licence details at least 4 days prior to the Test Drive may result in the Test Drive being cancelled or delayed.

3.2.2. present Your photographic driving licence at the beginning of Your Test Drive and agree to Your driving licence being copied for identification purposes. If You fail to present a required driving licence, we will be unable to continue with the Test Drive.

3.3. All drivers must be 21 years old or over to participate in this Test Drive programme. Drivers over the age of 75 may be required to supply information confirming their fitness to drive. You hereby declare that You are in good health, your eyesight is of the standard required for the UK road driving test and that You are not suffering any illness or disability which may make it unsafe for You to drive.

3.4. For clarity, you may not let another person drive the Electric Vehicle during your Test Drive.

3.5. Due to the current global pandemic, in order to ensure the health and safety of all customers and staff we have taken all necessary precautions and your active participation in adhering to these safety guidelines is required to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. By accepting these terms and conditions you agree to not attend any test drives if you have had any symptoms related to COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to your booked test drive date or anyone in your household has had any symptoms in the 14 days prior, and instead request an alternative date following one week of no symptoms.

3.6. You acknowledge and understand that the Electric Vehicle you will test drive will contain a GPS tracking unit for logistical and safety purposes.


4. Use of the Electric Vehicle

4.1. The Electric Vehicle is provided for demonstration and evaluation purposes only and should not be used for any other purpose or subject to unreasonable use.

4.2. You are responsible for the Electric Vehicle during the Test Drive. The Electric Vehicle must be returned in the same condition as when delivered to You. The Electric Vehicle shall be returned to the location where it was collected.

4.3. The Electric Vehicle will be checked on return whilst you are present and note any obvious damage. However, this may not constitute the final assessment of the Electric Vehicle. GRIDSERVE will have the Electric Vehicle cleaned and then inspected by an experienced Vehicle inspector. You will be notified of any recharge within 3 business days of the return of the Electric Vehicle

4.4. Should it be determined that the damage was caused by negligence, you could be liable for any insurance excess laid out in the company insurance policy.

4.5. You shall not do anything in respect of or in connection with the Electric Vehicle that may contravene applicable road traffic acts or any other applicable legislation.

4.6. The Electric Vehicle is only to be used under standard driving conditions unless otherwise expressly agreed with GRIDSERVE. You may only drive the Electric Vehicle on public roads and must not drive the Electric Vehicle off-road, on unploughed roads or in any place where there is a risk of damage to the Electric Vehicle. The Electric Vehicle must not be used for hire and reward, rallying or motorsports, or taken off-road.

4.7. Pets, smoking, eating, or drinking are not allowed in the Electric Vehicle during the Test Drive.

4.8. You are not allowed to remove any parts or accessories from the Electric Vehicle nor to make any other changes to the Electric Vehicle. Any loose items You remove from the Electric Vehicle such as, but not limited to, parcel shelves, mats and charging cables, must be placed in the Electric Vehicle before collection. Any shortages will be recharged to You.

4.9. You must ensure that the Electric Vehicle is secure and kept locked and safe when not in use. When parking, you must ensure that the Electric Vehicle is parked in a safe place.

4.10. During an accompanied Test Drive, you must follow all reasonable instructions provided by the GRIDSERVE Test Drive Specialist.

4.11. In the event of failure to return the Electric Vehicle, GRIDSERVE reserves the right to enter Your premises to repossess the Electric Vehicle and You hereby agree to indemnify GRIDSERVE against all claims or rights of action arising therefrom.


5. Risk

5.1. You may be liable towards GRIDSERVE for any loss or damage to the Electric Vehicle or any injury to any person or third-party property which occur during your Test Drive, should you be deemed to have been negligent.

5.2. You must immediately inform GRIDSERVE of any accident, theft or any damage whatsoever caused to the Electric Vehicle or any part of it during the Test Drive on 0333 1234 333.


6. Fines and Penalties

6.1. You are liable for and shall promptly pay all costs, fines, penalty charges (fixed or otherwise), bridge tolls and/or congestion charges and related administration costs incurred in connection with the Test Drive of the Electric Vehicle.

6.2. Any costs, fines, or penalty charges (fixed or otherwise), bridge tolls and/or congestion charges and related administration costs incurred by GRIDSERVE will be recharged to You.

6.3. Please also note that GRIDSERVE will comply with its legal requirement and will provide information (including Your name and address) in response to any requests from police and other relevant authorities, as well as private parking companies, owners of roads subject to congestion charges etc., for the purposes of identifying the user of an Electric Vehicle  at a particular date and time in respect to any alleged speeding/parking fines/road fees/tolls; penalties and motoring offences and congestion charges. See section 11 below for more information about the processing of your personal data.


7. Warranty

You accept that GRIDSERVE gives no warranty of any nature relating to the Electric Vehicle other than the standard manufacturer’s warranty applicable to the Electric Vehicle. To the fullest extent permitted by law, GRIDSERVE excludes all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law.


8. Liability

In no event shall GRIDSERVE, and its respective affiliates, be liable or responsible for any loss, damage or injury to any person or persons which may occur in connection with or arising out of the Test Drive and any failure to perform or delay in the performance of Our obligations under these Terms, except for as may be required under mandatory law.


9. Indemnification

You shall indemnify GRIDSERVE for any and all costs, claims, loss or any damage of any kind resulting from your Test Drive and Your obligations under these Terms, including but not limited to loss or damage to third party property and all liability for illness, injury or death of a third party as well as any costs, claims and damages that might occur as a consequence thereof. This indemnification shall not apply to loss, injury, illness, or death caused by negligence of GRIDSERVE.


10. Force Majeure

GRIDSERVE shall be relieved of any liability arising out of any failure to fulfil an obligation under these Terms if the fulfilment is prevented as a consequence of an Act of God, war, fire, flood, explosion, civil riot, civil commotion, import or export regulations or embargoes, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial activities or trade disputes, acts of terrorism, epidemics or governmental acts or interruption in utilities or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party.


11. Privacy Policy

We are responsible for, and shall be considered so called controller of, the personal data processed in connection with Your booking for a Test Drive and these Terms. All processing will take place in accordance with applicable legislation concerning processing of personal data, our Privacy Policy as well as our Information Notice for Test Drives.


12. General

12.1. Each of the parties shall comply with applicable laws (including but not limited to those relating to data protection) and shall ensure it has in place adequate procedures to prevent bribery. Our code of conduct that apply to GRIDSERVE is available at

12.2. If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining clauses shall survive and remain in full force and effect.

12.3. GRIDSERVE reserves the right to amend these Terms at any time without notice. The version of the Terms that will apply to your booking will be those that applied at the time You placed your booking.

12.4. GRIDSERVE reserves the right to carry out and use any photography captured on test drives as they so wish. During an event, signage will be in place to inform all attendees that photography/ videography is being undertaken. If you would prefer to not be included in any photography, please inform a member of staff.


13. Contact information

If you have any questions, please contact us via or 0333 1234 333

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