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The perfect guide to leasing electric vehicles.

The perfect guide to leasing electric vehicles.
8th October 2021
Rebecca Sartini
So, you’re a business owner who probably doesn’t have the time to research and read different blogs to reach your decision. This is where we come in, we have narrowed down the most important points you need to know about leasing electric vehicles. We’ve also answered your most common questions regarding the topic.

Should you lease a fleet of electric vehicles?

To begin with, let’s start with what the benefits of leasing a fleet of vehicles means for you and your business.

Switching to electric is not only better for the environment, but it provides you and your employees lower running costs and less maintenance. When you lease a fleet of electric vehicles, you get government grants which is something you can’t get with petrol-powered vehicles. Since people are out panic pumping their cars with petrol, there has never been a better time to switch to all-electric.

Electric cars provide less noise and fewer vibrations, meaning they are smooth and effortless to drive. They are also easier and more engaging to drive since there are fewer or no gears to worry about.

Did you know that leasing is often the cheapest way into a new car? Especially a fleet of them.

What is the best electric vehicle to lease?

Each day it gets harder to choose the perfect electric vehicle since more models regularly come onto the market.

For those driving to work in cities and small towns, perhaps you will opt for mini electric cars. Whereas, for those businesses and employees seeking to drive in excitement and prestige, there is a wide range of prestigious electric car brands to select from.

Tesla Model 3

For someone who hasn’t had experience with electric cars and doesn’t know where to start, this is the model for you. The Model 3 is a true game-changer and has exactly everything you need.

Renault Zoe

Zoe is on the cheaper price scale for electric cars on the market. Zoe is the best electric car for size, it’s cozy and compact so it can get you and your team swiftly around the city.

BMW i3

The best premium electric car. More than five years old yet it’s still one of the best small EV’s around. The i3 interior gives you a more premium feeling to BMW.

Peugeot e-208

As well as the Tesla Model 3, the e-208 is also a perfect choice for electric car beginners. It’s no more expensive to run than diesel or petrol versions. The model features a futuristic 3D i-Cockpit.

D S 3 Crossback E-Tense

The niche Crossback E-Tense comes with quality leather seats installed. Give yourself the sense of road domination when you drive in this well-built model.

Volkswagen id.3

Volkswagen id.3, a futuristic interior and a 0-62mph time of just 7.3 seconds. The front bonnet is completely smooth and most in-car functions are dealt with by a pair of digital screens.

Hyundai Kona

If your employees are growing their families, you should consider purchasing the Kona. Easily load in the back with Kona’s added height. This SUV is easy to park since the boot is compact.

What should I look for when leasing electric vehicles?

You should always consider the following when looking to lease a fleet of electric vehicles:

- The monthly cost

- The electric car’s range

- The spec and tech of the cars

- Benefits for you and your employees

- How far employees need to travel and what car is the right fit for each employee

What is the cost of running an electric car?

As it depends on the model and make of an electric car, in general, electric cars will cost you less. They are cheaper to run compared to fuel-powered cars considering the fuel expense.

How will I charge the cars?

The cheapest way to charge an electric vehicle is overnight at home. You just need a charging point. This just means having to order and install one additionally to getting the car from places the car manufacturer recommends. Or, you can install them at your offices for employees to charge them throughout their working hours. These can easily be installed against your office building in the car park.

In addition to this, there are actually now more than 42,000 free charging points across the UK in over 15,500 locations - which is more places to charge than petrol stations. So at least if there’s a ‘petrol shortage’ scare again in the future, you and your staff have no reason to worry nor be late for work.

How long does it take to charge?

Charging your car is much like charging your phone, you charge it during work or overnight. Whenever you have access to a charging point at home or work, it’s a good idea to top up there and then. It takes just as little as 10 minutes to charge a car for up to 250 miles.

How much do electric cars cost to lease?

View the list of our latest offers and terms available for businesses and personal contract hire. Leasing cars is often the cheapest way into a car. The benefit of leasing an electric car is that you get access to the latest models within a fixed monthly fee.

If you still have questions or car leasing inquiries, we are more than happy to assist. Just contact us today!