Green cars are more accessible and affordable than ever before, with every manufacturer releasing new electric and hybrid models all the time. With the wide choice available many people are considering a hybrid or electric car for their next new lease vehicle.
Whichever electric or hybrid car lease deals you are looking for, at Car leasing made simple™ we have the biggest and best choice of green car special offers to suit all needs.
We offer all leading makes and models including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Polestar, Tesla, Jaguar, Nissan, Kia, Porsche, Toyota, Hyundai, Renault, Mini, and Volkswagen and offer the widest choice across all body types, including the latest 4×4, city cars and saloons.
What is the difference between the electric and hybrid car types?
100% Electric (BEV)
Pure electric cars are also known as Battery Electric Vehicles or BEV for short. They are powered solely by a large battery which drives an electric motor. They emit zero CO2 emissions or NOx gases and are the least polluting cars. Due to the battery-based technology they are the cheapest cars per mile to drive. Typical fully electric car ranges are 200-350 miles.
Who would suit an Electric car lease? The ability to charge the car is key to answering this. With improved electric range on cars and quicker charge times, most journeys are viable in an electric car now. However, it is important to be able to guarantee charging when and where you need it. So electric cars are generally suited best to people who can fully charge their car at home or work giving them maximum range.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Similar to a 100% electric BEV a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has a battery that requires charging. However, PHEVs also have a traditional petrol or diesel engine as well, meaning the car can operate on electric only until the battery expires, at which point it switches to conventional fuel. Or it can operate in hybrid mode where the battery improves the fuel efficiency of the conventional fuel. The fully electric range is typically only 30 miles, which is ideal for local journeys, with the engine to allow longer trips.
Who would suit a Plug-in Hybrid car lease? Most people would benefit from switching to a PHEV lease as journeys of any length are viable due to having both battery and conventional engine. However, for your day to day driving you would benefit from 100% electric journeys, saving you money and protecting the environment.
Conventional Hybrid (HEV)
Like a PHEV all Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) have both a battery and a conventional petrol/diesel engine and most new cars produced today are now a HEV. However, the battery in a HEV is much smaller and you cannot plug it in, it recharges itself by capturing excess energy from the car. It only powers the car for short distances at low speeds e.g. in traffic and is mainly there to assist the fuel efficiency of the car. In a HEV you will be using the petrol/diesel engine the majority of the time.
Who would suit a Hybrid car lease? Hybrids are suitable for anyone, as you don’t need to worry about when and where to charge the car and you will get a slightly greener and more efficient car.
Why choose an electric or hybrid car lease?
Electric or hybrid vehicles are soon to become the norm on our roads with a ban on all sales of new cars with conventional petrol or diesel engines from 2035.
Plug-in Hybrids are often more expensive to buy than their petrol or diesel equivalents since they have a battery as well as an engine. Whilst fully Electric cars also seem quote expensive when compared on face value against a petrol car. However, Electric Leasing offers a significantly more affordable way to drive an Electric or Hybrid car whilst also providing the other benefits of leasing a green car, including:
Choice of contract lengths
Low initial and monthly costs
Drive the latest model
No risk on re-sale value (depreciation)
Service, Maintenance and Tyres can be included
Lower fuel bills, specifically with 100% electric cars
Tax incentives for Company Car drivers
e.g. 1% Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax in 2021/22 on 100% electric cars
Save up to 40% off your lease payments