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Electric Car Leasing

  • Kona
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Hyundai - Kona Hatch 64kwh 10.5kw Obc Electric Premium Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £249.63 + VAT
    £2,246.67 + VAT initial rental
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  • Zoe
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Renault - Zoe Hatch R135 I Gt Line Ze 50kwh Rpdchg Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £173.36 + VAT
    £1,560.24 + VAT initial rental
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  • Model 3 Saloon
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Tesla - 3 Saloon Saloon Standard Plus Auto Rwd
    Monthly Lease From:
    £337.92 + VAT
    £3,041.28 + VAT initial rental
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  • Eqc Suv
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Mercedes - Eqc Suv 400 Suv 408hp Amg Line Auto 4matic
    Monthly Lease From:
    £491.91 + VAT
    £4,427.19 + VAT initial rental
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  • Zs
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    MG Motor UK - Zs 5 Door Hatch Excite Ev Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £184.26 + VAT
    £1,658.34 + VAT initial rental
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  • 2
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Polestar - 2 5 Door Electric 408hp 78kwh 4drive
    Monthly Lease From:
    £421.52 + VAT
    £3,793.68 + VAT initial rental
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  • Model S Hatch
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Sept Delivery
    Tesla - S Hatch Hatch Dual Motor Long
    Monthly Lease From:
    £699.99 + VAT
    £6,299.91 + VAT initial rental
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  • Model X Suv
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Sept Delivery
    Tesla - X Suv Dual Motor Long
    Monthly Lease From:
    £788.14 + VAT
    £7,093.26 + VAT initial rental
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  • Leaf
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Nissan - Leaf 5 Door Hatch N-connecta 40kw
    Monthly Lease From:
    £245.10 + VAT
    £2,205.90 + VAT initial rental
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  • Hatch 3-door
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    MINI - Hatch 3-door 3 Door 135kw Cooper S 33kwh 2 Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £266.36 + VAT
    £2,397.24 + VAT initial rental
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  • Zoe
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Renault - Zoe Hatch R110 I Iconic Ze 50kwh Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £157.88 + VAT
    £1,420.92 + VAT initial rental
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  • Ioniq Hatch
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Hyundai - Ioniq Hatch Hatch 38.3 Kwh Electric Premium
    Monthly Lease From:
    £226.77 + VAT
    £2,040.93 + VAT initial rental
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  • Ioniq Hatch
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Hyundai - Ioniq Hatch Hatch 38.3 Kwh Electric Premium Se
    Monthly Lease From:
    £253.40 + VAT
    £2,280.60 + VAT initial rental
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  • 2008 Suv
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Peugeot - 2008 Suv Suv 50kwh 136 Active Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £288.77 + VAT
    £2,598.93 + VAT initial rental
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  • Corsa 5-door Hatch
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Vauxhall - Corsa 5-door Hatch Corsa 5 Door Hatch 50kwh 7.4kwch 136 Eltnv Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £194.06 + VAT
    £1,746.54 + VAT initial rental
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  • Golf 5-door Hatch
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    In Stock
    Volkswagen - Golf 5-door Hatch 2020 5 Door Hatch E-golf 136ps 1 Speed Dsg
    Monthly Lease From:
    £199.13 + VAT
    £1,792.17 + VAT initial rental
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  • Leaf
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Nissan - Leaf 5 Door Hatch Acenta 40kw 6.6kw Charger
    Monthly Lease From:
    £218.60 + VAT
    £1,967.40 + VAT initial rental
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  • Hatch 3-door
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    MINI - Hatch 3-door 3 Door 135kw Cooper S 33kwh 1 Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £239.69 + VAT
    £2,157.21 + VAT initial rental
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  • Niro
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Kia - Niro E-niro 39kwh Ev 134bhp 2 Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £257.69 + VAT
    £2,319.21 + VAT initial rental
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  • 208 Hatch
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Peugeot - 208 Hatch 5 Door Hatch 50kwh 136 Electric Active
    Monthly Lease From:
    £253.70 + VAT
    £2,283.30 + VAT initial rental
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  • I3
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    BMW - I3 Hatch Edrive 120ah Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £291.17 + VAT
    £2,620.53 + VAT initial rental
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  • 3 Crossback
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    DS Automobiles - 3 Crossback Cross Back 100kw E-tense Performance Line 50kwh Auto
    Monthly Lease From:
    £285.63 + VAT
    £2,570.67 + VAT initial rental
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  • E-tron Estate
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Audi - E-tron Estate Estate 50 71kwh Quattro 313ps Technik
    Monthly Lease From:
    £476.20 + VAT
    £4,285.80 + VAT initial rental
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  • I-pace
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Jaguar - I-pace Ev400 90kwh 11kw Charger S Auto Awd
    Monthly Lease From:
    £675.54 + VAT
    £6,079.86 + VAT initial rental
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  • Xc40
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Volvo - Xc40 P8 408hp Electric R-design Auto Awd
    Monthly Lease From:
    £635.63 + VAT
    £5,720.67 + VAT initial rental
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  • E-tron Sportback
    Special Offer
    Full Electric – Zero Emissions
    Audi - E-tron Sportback Sportback 55 95kwh Quattro 408ps S Line
    Monthly Lease From:
    £677.42 + VAT
    £6,096.78 + VAT initial rental
    View Deal

With sought-after benefits like improved efficiency, comfortable rides and great environmental credentials, electric vehicles are becoming ever more popular, and in the last few years have really entered the automotive mainstream.

If you’re contemplating getting an electric car but don’t want to purchase one outright, leasing can be an excellent option. Here’s everything you need to know about leasing an electric car.

What is an electric car?

Electric cars all follow the same general design.

An electric motor replaces the combustion engine of a conventional car, or the combustion-electric engine of a hybrid. An electric car's motor is powered by the battery pack.

The battery pack is an array of batteries that supply energy to the electric motor. The battery pack is charged at a charging station (at home, work, or in a variety of car-parks & petrol stations), or via features like regenerative braking - the battery is recharged by the kinetic energy generated when braking.

Electric cars don't require a conventional gearbox - the motor generates 100% of its torque at very low revs, which also allows for impressive acceleration. Because of so few moving parts, you'll also find the ride smoother and quieter than a regular petrol or diesel car.

What are the benefits of electric car leasing?

There are plenty of reasons to lease an electric car, benefiting both business and private drivers.

Emissions and efficiency

Roughly 75% of your car's environmental impact comes from driving it, which makes electric car leasing the best option available for drivers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. Manufacturers are working on the remaining 25%.

Thanks to recent advances in technology, most new electric cars will run for between 120 and 200 miles on a single charge (official mileages can vary), and charging can cost as little as 3.7p per mile - which means big savings for you.

Tax benefits

Our electric car lease deals are perfect for a business driver looking to save money.

Electric cars attract better Benefit in Kind rates, which for a company car driver means more money left in your pocket.

The table below illustrates the current rates for an electric vehicle (for the complete table click here).

2020-21 (%) 2021-22 (%) 2022-23 (%)
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Let's show you some numbers: We will pretend your business is leasing a VW e-Golf with a p11D of approx. £33,785, and that you are in the 20% tax bracket.

  • For tax year 2020-21 you would pay nothing in Benefit in Kind.
  • For tax year 2021-22 you would pay approx. £5.63 per month in Benefit in Kind
  • For tax year 2022-23 you would pay approx. £11.26 per month in Benefit in Kind

Range

The range of an electric car depends on how large its battery is. According to Which? tests, the tested range of several electric cars was between 58 miles and 242 miles. Government statistics show 56% of trips made by car were under five miles, 38% were five to 25 miles, and only 2% of trips were 25 miles or more, showing that most electric vehicles pack more than enough range for daily use.

So, if you use your car for local trips and a 30-minute commute, or even if you drive a decent number of miles every day, most electric vehicles will easily accommodate your driving, letting you charge your car when you get home at night.

How do you charge an electric car?

There are two main ways to charge an electric car. A dedicated home charging point allows you charge your car at home, while publicly accessible charging points can be found at over 5,000 UK locations. Read on to find out more about charging an electric car.

Charge at home

The most common charging method if you choose to charge in your driveway is using a standard mains socket, which is the easiest but slowest charging option available, and will require you to run a lead from your car to the nearest plug.

Alternatively, you can get a fast-charging point installed in your home by a qualified electrician. This may cost you money, but it’ll give you super-fast charging times and an easy-to-use charging point in your driveway.

Public charging points

According to free charging point mapping service Zap Map (iOSAndroid), there are over 14,000 charging points at over 5,000 public locations across the UK, with the majority of these being fast or rapid connections that can fully charge a battery in between 20 minutes and three hours.

Obviously, you run the risk of not being able to find a charging point, but with more being added every month, and apps like Zap Map available, this is becoming less of an issue as time goes on.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

The cost of charging an electric car differs depending on the model, size of battery and amount of charge required:

Leasing an Electric Car with UK Carline

Like the sound of electric? Here are some of our favourite electric car leases here at UK Carline.

Tesla Model S

Producer of the best electric cars on the market, Tesla wow with their extraordinarily fast, luxurious cars, and the Model S is the jewel in the company’s crown. The ‘Ludicrous Performance’ model offers 0-62mph in a blindingly quick 2.7 seconds, and a range of around 400 miles – seriously beating most petrol and diesel engines.

BMW i3

BMW’s most popular all-electric is a solid family car that’s available for a great price. Quick off the mark and coming with loads of entertainment and comfort features in its cabin, the i3 is sure to make the whole family happy.

Nissan E-NV200

There are lots of electric vans available these days, but Nissan’s E-NV200 is a solid choice, produced by the company that brought hybrid and electric cars into the mainstream. Boasting loads of space and features, it’s a great choice for any van driver.

VW e-Up

A nippy city car with a range that’s nearly 100km, the VW e-Up is the perfect electric car for city-dwellers. Made with Volkswagen’s signature eye for quality and attention to detail, you’ll be able to rely on it to take whatever your urban driving throws at it.

Electric cars are one of the best options for environmentally and cost-conscious drivers right now. Explore our electric cars using the comparison tool or read our guide to hybrid car leasing and view UK Carline’s hybrid lease deals.

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