Electric vehicle leasing guide

If you are new to electric vehicles or leasing in general you will likely have some questions about the process or what to expect, or what to avoid.  Leasing an electric car can be a great way to get a feel for life with an electric car without committing to a long term purchase.  

Leasing Electric Vehicle FAQ's

Not in any way.  The process and procedures are exactly the same as leasing a car with a petrol or diesel engine.

Generally speaking electric cars are slightly more expensive than their diesel or petrol equivalents.  However this is not always the case, and there are normally electric versions of a similar type of car available for a lower price.  If you are flexible on the brand of your car, you should be able to find a well priced electric offering to suit most requirements.

Yes - All cars under lease (Contract hire) must follow their manufacturer recommended service schedule in order to avoid charges when returning the car.  Some electric cars have fewer service intervals, or intervals that don't start until year 2.

Most cars will come with a 3 year manufacturer warranty for mechanical parts.  Many brands will offer a longer warranty of 8 years on batteries - however this varies from brand to brand and should be checked before you commit to ordering an electric car for lease.

This is hot topic and you'll read lots of different answers.  First of all its important to note that all electric cars have different batteries, different power levels and different driving styles - So you should check with the manufacturer on the WLTP range they advertise.  Reading peer reviews is a good place to start, as range can be impacted by a number of variables, such as vehicle weight, outside temperature, driving style and internal features such as heated seats or air conditioning.  

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