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Why switch to an Electric Vehicle

Considering making the switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle but still not sure?

Here at EV leasing company, we’ve put together some of the top reasons for making the switch!

Why switch to EV
Costs explained

Cheaper to run and maintain

EV vs Petrol

Cost to Fuel 

Servicing & Maintenance Costs

Road Tax

Congestion Charge (Per Day)


Electric Car e.g. Nissan Leaf

6.67p per mile





Petrol Car e.g. VW Golf

16p per mile





why choose an electric vehicle

Switch to EV and benefit from a variety of cost savings

Lower emissions

Lower emissions, means less road tax (VED – Vehicle Exercise Duty) you will pay. If you opt for fully electric with zero emissions = zero road tax to pay!

Cheaper to maintain

As electric cars have only 3 main components and significantly fewer moving parts, servicing and maintenance is simpler, therefore cheaper.

Fuel saving

Driving an electric car can cost around one third of that of a petrol or diesel!


In some areas and boroughs, EV drivers can also benefit from free, or reduced charge parking.

Cheaper tariffs

Many EV drivers will fully charge overnight meaning they may then also benefit from a cheaper energy tariff.

No Congestion Charge

EV drivers can travel within congestion zones, ultra-low emission zones and clean air zones without charge which can lead to a significant saving if you travel within these areas regularly.

Fantastic Driving Experience

Instant Torque from the electric motor means there's no waiting around for the motor to spool, instead you will experience immediate, responsive acceleration enabling you to hit those top speeds quickly.

Electric vehicles are virtually silent, the only noise being the faint whirring of the electric motor, or road noise which results in a much more comfortable driving experience.

Benefit from improved handling, comfort, and greater response when driving an electric vehicle because of their weight, distribution of batteries and low centre of gravity.

As the batteries are usually mounted lower in the car and the electric motor takes up less space than an engine, interior passenger compartments tend to be much more spacious.

Driving Experience
Latest Safety

Latest safety features

Most new electric vehicles have been awarded a maximum 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.

Majority have latest driver assistance and safety features such as lane-keep assist, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), parking assistance, blind spot/overtaking sensors.

Higher Mileage Ranges

Whilst ‘range anxiety’ is still a cause for concern for those considering the switch to EV, the continuous development of battery technology means the range on an electric vehicle is constantly increasing.

In fact, today you can travel quite a distance in an electric vehicle.  For example, the Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S can travel between 200 – 410 miles on a single charge, depending upon the type of road and weather conditions:

Continuous advancements and improvements in battery technology meaning range is always increasing.

Average UK motorists travel 20 miles per day.

Regenerative breaking also re-charges whilst coasting per day.

If range anxiety is stopping you from switching, think about when the last time you ran out of fuel was, if heading on a long journey would you risk it without fuelling up?

Electric vehicles are no different, you prepare for the journey by ensuring the car has sufficient charge before heading off, as you would ensure there was enough fuel.

Higher Mileage

Giving you more reasons to go electric

Better for the Environment


With vehicles being the single largest contributor to CO2 emissions, switching to electric is one way you can contribute towards protecting our environment. Electric cars produce zero tailpipe emissions which means less CO2 and harmful greenhouse gases, improving overall air quality which helps eliminate localised pollution.

Increasing choice of Electric Vehicles

EV Choice

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular and with the government imposing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, there is now a much wider range of brands that offer fully electric and hybrid cars. Some simply an electric version of a conventional car, like the Vauxhall e-Corsa, Hyundai Kona and Volkswagen e-up! and some all new exciting models, such as the Kia EV6, VW ID.3 or Mercedes EQC!   Whether you are looking for familiarity or something new and exciting, there are plenty of options to choose from!

Tax Incentives & Government Grants

Tax Incentives

Although electric vehicles do currently cost more to buy than a traditional petrol or diesel vehicle, some of this cost is mitigated by government tax incentives and grants that are available to encourage people to switch to electric.

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