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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 and Europe 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 can now offer this same advice, expert sourcing and delivery of your electric vehicle. also continues to offer its buy-to-order services across the UK and Europe, supporting the ReFLEX project's longer-term 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.

    • Consultation. We'll discuss the type of vehicle you want, what you could realistically buy for your budget and offer our advice. We'll agree on a maximum amount you'd like to pay for your used electric vehicle. Following this discussion we will confirm what is agreed in writing by email and then we will begin researching options for your budget and get your feedback on them.
    • Deposit. Once we have mutually agreed on the make, model and estimated budget at a future trade vehicle auction, we then request a £250 deposit (by bank transfer) to enable us to place a bid on a vehicle for you.
    • Sourcing. Our team will then participate in one or more trade vehicle auctions and will keep you updated throughout the sourcing process. When we find a vehicle, we'll send you the condition report to review and you can decide if you'd like us to bid on it. If we don’t win at auction with your agreed budget, we can hold your deposit while we look for another car or return your deposit in full if you prefer.
    • Our fee. Fixed fee of £300+VAT (£360), regardless of the cost of vehicle.
    • 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 48 hours the full amount shown on the invoice. This includes payment for the vehicle, the auction house fee and fee. We then pay the auction house for your vehicle. We only accept payment by bank transfer.
    • Transport and delivery. We plan your transport (UK mainland residents also have option to pick up) and, if in Orkney, your ferry booking.

    Overall cost = hammer price of EV + auction fees + £360 (our 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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