Electric Vehicles for Lease

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Could the electric vehicle see the return to popularity of the company car? With recent changes in the taxation rules…it’s a big possibility.

The electric car market is growing quickly as the government want to drive down pollution and hit emission targets. With low-running costs, electric vehicles make a lot of sense.

Car leasing makes them a lot more affordable than you would think. As well as lower - zero 'benefit in kind' this is a very attractive proposition for a company car.  We have had a look at the pick of the available electric vehicles.

 

Renault Zoe leasing - from £265 per month 

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The recently updated Renault Zoe represents fantastic value-for-money motoring. A long driving range and incredibly low running costs mean the French EV is one of the most common electric cars on the road.

A range of between 180 and 250 miles – depending on driving styles and conditions – sees it cover most trips easily. Bundle it up in a conventional practical supermini package, and the Zoe is a great leasing pick.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+47, 5000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced 5 Door Hatch I Dynamique Nav R110 40kwh Auto)

 

BMW i3 leasing - from £238 per month 

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Space-age looks combine with high-tech construction. BMW’s i3 is largely built from carbon fibre, meaning it’s lightweight but strong. This allows for a driving range of more than 180 miles on a single charge. 

A powerful 125 kW electric motor drives the rear wheels, and the handling is akin to the classic Mini’s – sharp and nimble, yet relatively comfortable. It’s a compact car, but rear-hinged rear doors make for easy access. That interior matches the exterior in being unique on the road. It’s minimalist, but eco-conscious, and works very well.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+23, 5000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced Edrive 120ah Auto)

 

Nissan Leaf leasing - from £231 per month

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The most popular electric car in the UK, the Leaf is now on its second generation. Available with a choice of two battery/motor combinations, leasing customers can choose between the Leaf 40 kWh or Leaf e+ 62 kWh models. 

These offer a driving range of around 170 miles or 240 miles respectively. Combine that with space for four adults in the family-sized hatchback, and it can prove a capable all-rounder for any household.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+23, 5000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced 5 Door Hatch Acenta 40kw)

 

Kia e-Niro leasing - from £310 per month

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Another crossover with a driving range of close to 300 miles on a charge is the Kia e-Niro. The Kia is a more expensive proposition, but then it’s also a bit more practical. 

For families and leasing customers requiring a large boot and rear seats, the e-Niro is one of the most practical models in the electric car market.  it has a good interior in a popular crossover body. It’s also backed by Kia’s seven year warranty for added peace of mind. What Car? magazine was so impressed by the car, they made it their car of the year.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+47, 5000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced E-niro 64kwh Ev 201bhp First Edition Auto)

 

Jaguar I-Pace leasing - from £327 per month

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The first ‘conventional’ manufacturer to challenge Tesla was Jaguar with its I-Pace. The premium SUV boasts a driving range to match the American EV maker, but with better build quality.  It’s a surprisingly spacious car inside, and the cabin is excellent. Well built, stylish, and with plenty of occupant and load space, the I-Pace can replace many leasing customer’s cars outright– not just as a second model.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+47, 5000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced Ev400 90kwh 400ps S Auto Awd)

 

Audi e-tron leasing - from £549 per month 

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Joining the electric SUV party after Tesla and Jaguar is Audi, and it is making up for lost time. The e-tron might not be able to match the 300 mile range of its rivals, but it can recharge faster than anything else in the UK currently.  It’s still got a range of around 250 miles, plus a stylish exterior and desirable badge. Audi’s class-leading cabins are continued in the e-tron too. There’s even the opportunity to choose a version with cameras in place of rear-view mirrors.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+23, 8000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced 55 95kw Quattro)

VW e-Golf leasing - from £187 per month

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The e-Golf looks almost identical to its famous non-electric stablemate. It’s deliberate and designed to catch leasing customers that don’t want an ‘odd-looking’ electric car.  As such, drivers can expect a very Golf-like driving experience – namely excellent. A well-designed interior, powerful motor, and solid suspension set-up make for a traditional drive.   

The realistic driving range of around 130 miles means it can’t match the newest models in its class. However, it’s still plenty for the majority of journeys, and a ‘normal’ EV will appeal to many leasing customers.

(price shown is correct 1/9/2019. Based on 9+23, 8000 miles per annum, plus vat. Model priced 55 95kw Quattro)