With lower CO2 emissions, quieter engines and huge savings on road tax and maintenance, now could be the perfect time to lease a hybrid or electric car and drive off in something fit for the future.
Frequently asked questions regarding Hybrid & Electric car leasing
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.
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 of an electric car, our Electric Cars with the Longest Range guide should help ease any concerns you may have.
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.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme is a grant that provides a 75% contribution to the cost of one chargepoint and its installation. A grant cap is set at £350 (including VAT) per installation.
Your preferred Electric Vehicle Homecharge Installer will check if you are eligible for the grant and will apply on your behalf. The installer will then bill you for the price of the installation, less the grant amount they have applied for.
You can read more about the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme on the Government website.
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's 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's always worth running insurance prices before committing to any vehicle to ensure it's right for you.
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 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.