Electric car leasing gives you access to a huge choice of brand new high specification electric vehicles. We have a range of EV's from popular brands such as Tesla, Hyundai, and Volkswagen. Making the switch to an EV seems daunting, however, our team are on hand to help you make the change.
With more consumers looking at reducing their carbon footprint, many drivers are turning to electric vehicles to cut down on CO2 emissions.
With vastly improved battery technology including a greater charging infrastructure, there is no better time to make the switch.
Many customers are re-evaluating their driving habits. Instead of looking at how many miles per month they drive, they are now looking at daily mileages. With most modern electric cars now capable of 250+ miles and fast charging within 30 minutes, it makes electric cars more accessible than ever before.
Electric charging points are popping up faster than ever, with 7,000 public points now available and 15,000 connectors. Huge companies such as GRIDSERVE and BP are getting involved to help the mass roll out, making the UK one of the global leaders in electric vehicle technology.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs): Also known as a fully electric vehicle, BEVs are fast charging, zero emission motoring. Using rechargeable battery packs, they are powered solely by pure electric instead of relying on an internal combustion engine.
By 2030, the UK government has banned the sale of any new fossil fulled powered vehicles, meaning that most consumers will be limited to purchasing new battery electric vehicles.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles, also known as PHEVs combine the latest battery technology with a small internal combustion engine. As the name suggests, these vehicles still need to be plugged in and charged up, much like their BEV counterpart.
They are designed for drivers who split their driving between low speed and motorway driving. Using the electric power when driving around towns and cities before automatically switching to the combustion engine when more strain is being put on the vehicle.
They are perfect for drivers who might not be ready to make the switch to a full electric, but still want to experience the technology and using PHEVs as a stepping stone into a fully electric vehicle.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs): Hybrid Electric Vehicles, also known as self charging hybrids, are models that have a small electric motor and a larger internal combustion engine.
The electric motor is designed to help get the vehicle up to speed after being stationary at traffic lights for example. The electric motor is able to power auxiliary items such as the radio, lights and heated seats when the vehicle is stopped, assisting when idling to result in better fuel economy.
Electric leasing has a range of benefits, including lower running costs, less overall maintenance (due to less moving parts), reduced footprint and tax benefits.
When leasing an electric car, it is important to decide if it is for you. Taking into account the type of electric vehicle you are looking at, as well as charging capabilities and expected daily mileage.
With many modern electric cars now exceeding 250 mile ranges and the cost to lease an electric car significantly reducing, it has never been a more accessible solution to many consumers.
When leasing an electric vehicle, a few factors have to be taken into consideration. Firstly, your weekly mileage. With all lease agreements, we ask for your annual mileage, however, with an EV, it is important to be aware of your weekly and daily mileage.
Secondly, charging. If you live in a block of flats and are unable to charge at your property, it is important that you have an alternative way to charge your vehicle. This could be at work or via the public charging infrastructure.
There are also different types of charging connectors. Some offer rapid-speed charging, giving up to 80% charge in less than 30 minutes. Though this is down to the vehicle you lease and whether your local network is capable of this.
There are a few ways to charge your electric vehicle. The first is using a standard 3-pin connector that you plug into a standard UK plug socket. This is usually a trickle charge and can take up to about 9 hours depending on the model.
If you are looking to charge at home but with faster speeds, it could be worthwhile to invest in a wall box. Companies such as Pod Point are able to quote you and fit you an external box giving you up to 10x the charging speeds of a 3-pin plug. You can read more about charging at home here.
The fastest charging speeds will come from rapid-chargers on the public network.
These are capable of charging an equipped EV from 0-80% in just 15 minutes!
Using ZapMap, you are able to locate your nearest public charging station.
On average, a public rapid charger costs 63p/kWh which is roughly £19 for every 30 minutes of charging, meaning it will cost around £25-£30 for a full charge.
Depending on individual home electricity tariff will impact the cost of charging at home. Many providers split their tariffs between daytime and night time, making it cheaper to charge overnight when electricity usage is at its lowest.
If you are unsure how much it might cost to charge at home, speak with your energy provider for more information.
With any vehicle, electric vehicles still require regular maintenance. However, with EVs, there are less moving parts without an internal combustion engine.
It is important to use qualified technicians who are capable of maintaining electric vehicles as it is still a new technology.
When working with batteries, correct procedures must be followed to reduce the risk of damaging the vehicle.
We can offer bespoke maintenance packages for electric vehicles using our large network of suppliers. The benefit is fixed monthly costs without any hidden surprises.
For any questions on our maintenance packages, visit our maintenance page here.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (BEVs)