With most car manufacturers now bringing electric models to the market, there is an ever-growing range of electric vehicles to choose from.
It’s now possible to find an electric car to suit almost any requirement and budget, but is leasing an electric car the right choice for you?
Key considerations for anyone looking to lease an electric car are electric driving range and total cost of ownership.
What are the benefits of leasing an electric car?
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular as concerns about emissions grow. They can go further and faster than ever before and are usually equipped with all the latest in-car technology.
Here are the key reasons why so many people are now switching to electric.
Modern – Today’s new electric cars are equipped with modern technology, are virtually silent, and comfortable to drive.
Better for the environment – All-electric vehicles emit zero emissions, reducing air pollution, looking after our planet, and reducing your carbon footprint.
Cost savings – Charging up an electric car is considerably cheaper than paying for petrol or diesel, but this isn’t the only saving you will make with an electric vehicle. You may also find yourself saving money on congestion fees, maintenance costs, and road tax.
Powerful and safe – It is generally agreed that electric cars are some of the safest cars on the market today. They also benefit from instant torque, providing drivers with very responsive acceleration.
Do you really save money with an electric car?
While new electric cars may sometimes cost a little more to buy or lease than their petrol or diesel counterparts, they are still usually a more cost-effective option in the long-term.
Here are the main financial benefits of running an electric car.
Low running costs – Charging up an electric car is far cheaper than paying for petrol or diesel. According to an article by EDF, on average, driving 100 miles costs just £1.30 in an electric car.
Save on congestion charges – Electric cars are exempt from paying the congestion charges that have been introduced in some Clean Air Zones. Driving in these designated zones can otherwise cost as much as £12.50 a day.
Low maintenance costs – Electric vehicles tend to require considerably less maintenance than petrol or diesel cars.
Zero road tax – All-electric vehicles are not required to pay road tax.
Is it worth leasing an electric car?
Deciding whether an electric car is the right choice for you is a personal decision that will depend on your preference, lifestyle and typical journey types so must be planned carefully, any multiple car families might benefit from a staggered transition moving to Electric cars over a number of years.
There are however many benefits to going electric and you may find that it makes better financial sense in the long-term.
For more information about any of the electric car lease deals here at LetsTalk Leasing, or to discuss our lease deals on electric vehicles in more detail, give our team a call on 0330 056 3331.
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