Electric & hybrid vehicles are transforming the way we think about motoring. With new advancements being made in technology, designs becoming more eye-catching and the world becoming more environmentally conscious, it’s safe to say that electric vehicles will be playing a huge part in the motor industry.
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Lease Offers
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Electric Hatchback 105kW 45kWh 5Dr Auto
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- Annual mileage: 10,000
47 monthly payments of £232.45 +VAT
Initial payment of £1,394.70 +VAT
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1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid MHEV ST-Line 5dr
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- Annual mileage: 7,000
47 monthly payments of £230.00 inc VAT
Initial payment of £1,380.02 inc VAT
What are the different types of electric vehicles?
- Mild Hybrid – An internal combustion engine is assisted by an electric motor. At low speed or when stationary the engine will switch off and the 48V starter-generator seamlessly restarts when needed. The battery is recharged by regenerative braking during coasting and braking. A power source is not needed at all. A Mild Hybrid is a cost-effective way to introduce yourself to electric vehicles.
- Hybrid – Most commonly used in cities and urban areas, hybrid vehicles have an internal combustion engine as well as a larger battery and a more powerful engine compared to a mild hybrid. This enables the engine to have more assistance meaning that the vehicle can drive short journeys at low speeds using the electric motor alone.
- Plug-In Hybrid – Zero emissions and surprising range are what to expect from a Plug-In Hybrid. They have the functionality of full Hybrid technology with the added advantage of being charged from an external electricity supply. The large battery gives them a driving range of up to 30 miles with the ability to switch to Hybrid mode to conserve battery life. Plug-In Hybrids can be charged by the mains, a Wallbox or public charging stations.
- All-Electric – With zero fuel and zero emissions all-electric vehicles run on battery power alone. All-Electric vehicles can be charged in the same manner as Plug-In Hybrids
What are the benefits of leasing an Electric vehicle?
The main benefits of leasing an electric vehicle are environmental. They are better for the planet than conventional cars as they generate fewer emissions and are more efficient. 95% of the energy generated by electric vehicles is put into motion, whereas internal combustion engines are only 30% efficient the rest of the energy is lost as heat and noise.
Not only this, but there are lower operating costs as a full charge costs less than a tank of fuel. Maintenance costs are lower too as there are fewer movable parts.