The electric car market has been growing considerably over the past few years. Since 2013 the number of electric cars on the UK roads has increased from 3,500 to 85,000!

This is an incredible level of growth and is an indication of how our roads may look in a not too distant future.

The benefits of electric cars, such as the Renault Zoe and the BMW i3, are very appealing to future focused motorists who know that these may very well be our main method of transport in a few short years.

The low running costs and minimal maintenance required, combined with the environmental benefits have made the EV a serious consideration to a much broader market for the first time.

However, with anything that is popular thieves are never far behind.

Many car insurance companies are anticipating a rise in the level of theft, as more models become available and are in wider distribution.

Therefore, as an EV owner your insurance company may have already requested that you have a CAT 6 car tracker installed to your vehicle.

You can see a breakdown of our full range of Thatcham devices on our compare our car insurance trackers page.


Installing a CAT 6 car tracker for your electric car provides an increased levels of security for your vehicle and may also lead to a reduction in the cost of your car insurance policy.

Factory fitted car security for EV’s is still very reliable. However, as with any expensive asset, thieves will eventually reverse engineer a way to counteract this.

We have seen this with luxury vehicles that rely on keyless security, such as the Range Rover. Thieves have been able to sidestep the technology involved in the security settings, and even use it to their advantage.

A Thatcham approved tracking device is tested to the highest level of security and is the most effective way of either deterring thieves or retrieving your vehicle in the event of a theft.

With any type of vehicle theft, time is the most important factor in ensuring a successful recovery.


Your Thatcham approved tracker is monitored by a 24/7 control centre. This means that, as soon as any unauthorised movement is detected, the control centre will liaise directly with the police in order to recover your vehicle.

The success rate of this method of security is fantastic and provides a great level of peace of mind for car owners.

For those who travel abroad in their vehicles, you’ll be pleased to know that your CAT 6 tracker features Europe wide coverage and also comes with a 3 year warranty.

Trackershop have Thathcam accredited mobile engineers working throughout the country, who can install any level of tracker. They cover every post code and have advanced training in the installation of Thatcham car trackers for electric cars.

Our engineers can visit you at a time, date and location convenient to your schedule, in order to fully install your device to Thatcham accreditation.

You can see our full range of Car Insurance Trackers here.

If you would like further advice and information regarding the best GPS car tracker for your electric vehicle then please do get in contact any time 02081660603.