Subscriptions explained

Learn more about subscriptions, the real cost of a car, and electric cars myths.


How much does my car really cost?

Do you know the feeling; after searching everywhere, you finally find a car that’s within your pricing budget. However, you realise after the first month that you forgot to include the cost of servicing and maintenance of the car.

To avoid this feeling, it is worth calculating the real cost of a vehicle. This full cost calculation consists of fixed and variable costs and is based on the catalog price of the vehicle and the annual mileage.

What costs do I have to take into account?

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Fixed costs:

  • Depreciation
  • Return on capital
  • Taxes & registration
  • Insurance: Liability & full / partial coverage
  • Additional expenses: vignette, etc.
  • Garage costs
  • Vehicle maintenance

Variable costs:

  • Depreciation
  • Fuel / energy costs
  • Tyres
  • Service and maintenance

How can I calculate the costs of my car?

With the help of the following list you can easily calculate and compare the costs of your vehicle.

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Which costs are included with Juicar?

One time registration fee 299,-
Limited warrantyicon
Taxes & registrationicon
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Servicing and repairsicon
Home deliveryicon
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What does it mean to have an electric car subscription?

With the streaming subscription from Netflix or Spotify, you pay a fixed amount per month. Our electric car subscription covers all costs, except charged energy and the occasional car wash. Our bundles are flexible, meaning they adapt to your driving habits.

Why should I be interested in an electric car?

Your life is full of variety. Your car should adapt to your changing needs too, not the other way around. Our all-inclusive and worry-free subscriptions offer this type of flexibility and without a predefined minimum contract duration.


Comparing e-car subscriptions with other options

Affordability: At first glance, a leasing option or buying an electric car may seem more attractive. However, taking all the services included and the costs involved into account, you will drive cheaper with Juicar.

Full transparency: Compared to leasing and buying, electric car subscriptions offer you full transparency: insurance, taxes, registration, vignette, tires, service and repairs are included in the subscription price.

Flexibility: You can also be flexible with the subscription. The minimum term for our electric car subscriptions is one month. In contrast, leasing contracts often start with a term of one to five years.

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One time registration fee299,-iconicon
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Is it worth having an E-car subscription?

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It’s worth it because:

  • For everyone who wants a high degree of flexibility. Compared to long commitment periods as with buying or leasing, an electric car subscription offers an all-inclusive solution - similar to Netflix - without the hassle of commitment and hidden costs.
  • For everyone who wants an all-round carefree package. With the electric car subscription, all fixed and variable costs are included in the price (except electricity) and you avoid annoying surprises.
  • For all those who like it easy. You can simply order an electric car subscription online. The vehicle will be prepared for you and delivered to your desired address on your desired delivery date.


Is an E-Car really less expensive?

According to the latest Comparis comparison (2019), buying a car is cheaper than an electric car subscription only after more than 8 years. Compared to an electric car subscription, the amortization of a car purchase is three years above the average vehicle use in Switzerland (Comparis 2013). If you look at the advantages of an all-round carefree subscription, the surcharge is “A small price for flexibility” even after 8 years (Comparis 2019).


What factors do I have to take into account to calculate charging costs?

The cost of charged electricity depends on which charging station you are using and if you are charging publicly or at home.

In the case of publicly accessible charging stations, the costs can vary greatly depending on the region and provider. This is because the cost structure is currently still confusing and inconsistent.

BMW i3 (120 Ah)

Driving 1.000 km costs…

CHF 35Home charging*

CHF 104Gasoline*

*Statistics for a BMW i3 (120Ah)

Less than the cost of gas

Conservatively estimated, electricity costs are less than half the fuel costs of a comparable car with a combustion engine.

The savings vary depending on driving style, but on average, switching from petrol to electricity can save almost CHF 800 a year.

Learn more about this topic here EV charging and range.

Is range anxiety justified?

One of the most persistent myths about electric vehicles is that you unexpectedly run out of power and there is no nearby charging facility to get home.

This fear is completely unfounded for several reasons:

  • - Everyday use and commutes (~40km in CH&EU) is fully guaranteed with an electric car.

  • All European countries have a good and steadily growing charging infrastructure.

  • Full charges at fast charging stations take less than 60 minutes.

  • The range of an electric car is sufficient for 80% of annual journeys.

All these factors lead to a carefree electric car experience where you don't have to worry about the range.

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