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ReFLEX Orkney and Eco-cars have joined forces to offer buy-to-order used electric vehicles.

Electric vehicle specialist Jonathan Porterfield of has been selling electric vehicles throughout the UK for almost 20 years. His bespoke model of buying-to-order from trade vehicle auctions, then delivering direct to the customer for a fixed fee, has helped put thousands of drivers behind the wheel of their own electric vehicle.

In partnership with, ReFLEX Orkney offers this same advice, expert sourcing and delivery of your electric vehicle. also continues to offer its buy-to-order services across the UK, supporting the ReFLEX aim to help decarbonise transport in Orkney and beyond.

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  • The buying process

    When buying-to-order with ReFLEX Orkney and, the customer has complete control over the vehicle we select. Our role is to offer advice through each step of the buying process, source a vehicle and, once you've given consent, facilitate the purchase and transport.

    • Questionnaire. We send you a short questionnaire to give us an idea of your needs, possible budget and the type of vehicles you may be considering.
    • Follow up call. Once we have your questionnaire we will schedule a call with you. Before the call we use your questionnaire answers to do research on the auction sites of what is available on your brief and during the call we will show you this and discuss in detail the type of vehicle that would best meet your needs and budget. Due to the popularity of our service your follow up call may take place up to 2 - 3 weeks after we receive your questionnaire. We will schedule you in as quickly as we can, but please bear with us as it take a bit of time when we are busy.
    • Search fee. Following the consultation if you would like to proceed with our service then we request a search fee of £100 + VAT. Once we have this then we agreed with you on the make, model and maximum budget that we should use as your search brief.
    • Sourcing. Our team will search mutliple auction sites every day. When we find vehicles that meet your brief, we'll send you the details to review and you can decide if you'd like us to bid on it.
    • Sales fee that is only charged if we buy you a vehicle. If we win the vehicle for you at auction, then we will invoice you for the auction costs plus our sales fee. This fee varies and is based on the CAP clean value of the vehicle, which is set by the auction house. The fee structure is:
      • £200 + VAT Sales fee – for vehicles up to £10,000 CAP clean value
      • £300 + VAT Sales fee – for vehicles between £10,001 and up to £20,000 CAP clean value
      • £400 + VAT Sales fee – for vehicles between £20,001 and up to £30,000 CAP clean value
      • £500 + VAT Sales fee – for vehicles between £30,001 and up to £40,000 CAP clean value
      • £600 + VAT Sales fee - for vehicles between £40,001 and up to £50,000 CAP clean value
      • £700 + VAT Sales fee - for vehicles of £50,001 or more CAP clean value
    • Payment process. Once we secure a car at auction, we show you proof of purchase from the auction house and ask you to transfer within 24 hours the full amount shown on the invoice. This includes payment for the vehicle, the auction house fee and fee. We then have another 24 hours to pay the auction house for your vehicle. We take card payments for the search fee. For payment of invoices for the purchase of vehicles we only accept payment by bank transfer.
    • Transport and delivery. We can plan your transport for you or you can collect the vehicle yourself.

    Buying through Eco cars gives you access to second hand trade buying from auctions, which is a trade sale, sold as seen, with no warranty given or implied.

    Overall cost = hammer price of EV + auction fees + Ecocars fee + transport costs (inc. ferry)

    Contact to learn more and start the process.

Buy to order benefits

Buy to order benefits

Bespoke service. You choose your car and your budget. We find it for you.

Trade sale. Private individuals can't buy from trade vehicle auctions, so we purchase on your behalf and pass on the savings.

We do all the paperwork. We will register and tax the car with DVLA in your name (Road tax on EVs is currently free).

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Recently purchased

Bought to order EVs through ReFLEX Orkney and Eco-cars.
See a car you like? Contact us and we'll source one for you, too.

Need help selling your existing EV?

Need help selling your existing EV? can list your electric vehicle for sale for a one-off fee on their website.

If you live in Orkney, we can help further with photos and video.

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