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Electric and Hybrid Car Leasing

Whether you're interested in a pure electric vehicle (EV), a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or a self-charging hybrid there has never been a better time to 'go green' with your new lease vehicle.

Benefits of Electric and Hybrid car leasing

Better for the Environment
Lower running costs overall
Tax benefits and incentives
Lower maintenance costs

Got questions?

Frequently asked questions regarding Electric & Hybrid vehicle leasing

What is the difference between a standard lease contract and an electric lease contract?

Nothing. Whether you choose to lease a conventional petrol or diesel car with us or an electric or hybrid vehicle, the lease agreement works exactly the same way. You pre-agree perimeters like the term, annual mileage, initial rental amount and the type of contract you want (personal or business) then pay a fixed monthly rental for the use of the vehicle during the period of the contract.

Do I need to install an electric charging point at my home?

It is purely up to you whether to install an electric charging point at your home. Most EV drivers prefer to charge their electric vehicle at home throughout the night to take advantage of lower electric costs and wake up in the morning to a fully-charged vehicle, however, this is a personal choice. If you are unable to, or would prefer not to have a charging point installed at your home address, you can charge your vehicle at one of the 10,000+ public charging points across the UK, or speak to your employer about having a charging point installed at your workplace.

How and where do I charge my electric car?

You have a number of options on how and where to charge your electric car. Most EV drivers choose to have a charging point installed at their home or workplace, allowing them to charge their vehicle overnight or during working hours. Others prefer to use one of the 10,000+ public charging points available at shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and motorway service stations up and down the UK. You can find out more about charging options and the costs involved in charging an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle in our Electric Car Charging Points guide.

How do I find charging points?

With public charging points increasing all the time, the easiest way to find your nearest electric vehicle charging point is to check out or download the Zap-Map app to see what EV charging points are available to you in your local area.

What is the range and how many miles does an average electric car run on one charge?

Put simply, the range on an electric car is how far the car can travel on a single charge. Most pure electric vehicles can travel over 100 miles with ease on a single charge, although some newer models offer a range of 200 miles or more. If you’re worried about the range on an electric car, our Electric Cars with the Longest Range guide should help ease any concerns you may have.

What happens if I run out of charge in my electric car?

Just like a conventional petrol or diesel car that needs refuelling, if you’re nearing the end of the charge in your electric vehicle, it’s time to find a charging point as soon as you can. There are over 10,000 public charging points in the UK so chances are you’ll be able to find a charge point close to you. If not, a breakdown recovery service like the AA or the RAC should be able to help you on your way.

Does my electric car need a service and an MOT?

Yes, just like a petrol or diesel vehicle, electric and hybrid cars still need servicing and an MOT on a regular basis. Fortunately, with less moving parts than a conventional petrol or diesel car, servicing costs can be significantly cheaper on an electric and/or hybrid vehicle, helping you save money on running costs. You can find out more in our Electric Car Running Costs guide.

Is it more expensive to insure an electric car?

The cost of insuring an electric vehicle is based on a number of factors including the age of the driver, their location, their driving history (including any points or driving convictions), as well as the make and model of the vehicle. Therefore, it is difficult to determine whether an electric vehicle is more expensive to insure than a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle. In our Electric Car Running Costs guide, we found the insurance group of an electric vehicle to be like that of its petrol/diesel counterpart, however it is always worth running insurance prices before committing to any vehicle to ensure it is right for you.

How does car leasing work?

Car leasing is a long-term rental agreement offering the exclusive use of a car or van for a set period of time at a fixed monthly price. At the start of a contract, you pay an initial rental, usually equivalent to three monthly payments. You then make regular, fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract term, typically two, three years or four years, to use the vehicle. At the end of the contract, you can hand the vehicle back, or choose to purchase the vehicle depending on the type of contract taken.

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