Can you lease an electric car?
Yes - you can lease an electric car and make fixed monthly payments. Find out how you could save money on EV leasing, plus advice and the latest offers.
Yes, you can lease an electric car. Leasing an electric car is no different than leasing a petrol or diesel. The benefit of leasing an electric car is that you get access to the most current models within a fixed monthly fee.
Leasing an EV
Electric vehicles come in all different shapes and sizes, from city cars to luxury saloons. There is an electric vehicle available to suit your needs. We're covering the different types and our picks below.
What types of EV are there?
Small and light cars, with shorter ranges but quicker charging times, great for city driving and urban living.
This retro-styled, five-door hatchback from Honda has a compact body size which is great for zipping around the city centre with the short overhangs making manoeuvring and parking easy.
Seating for 4 adults and room in the boot for a weekly shop, the Seat Mii electric, offers a range of around 150 miles depending on use.
Light and easy to drive, seating for 4 adults with lots of ways in which to personalise, the ForFour is a great little city car.
If you need something a bit bigger than a city car, but not a full-sized family hatchback, these smaller hatchbacks fit the needs of the city drivers and those who need a little more space.
One of Renault's best-selling models and now its top-selling electric vehicle. Featuring a five-year warranty, rapid charging and low running costs, this small hatchback is a firm favourite of the EV market.
Based on the 208, which has been one of the key cars in Peugeot's change in design language, this Peugeot’s sharp lines and innovative technology make the e208 a strong contender in the small hatchback range.
Vauxhall Corsa E
Just like the e208, the Corsa E is based on a well-known and proven chassis. With a strong history in the UK, the Corsa has been a staple in the Small Hatchback market since its launch in 1993. The Corsa E builds on this history, now adding full-electric power and a range of around 200 miles.
Something a little bit bigger than a small hatchback, able to compete with the likes of the VW Golf and Ford Focus but has all the green credentials and convenience of an electric vehicle. Performance models are available, and some are faster than their petrol rivals!
Probably one of the best-known Electric cars and revolutionised peoples view to going electric. Now in its second generation, the LEAF has gone from being a smaller car to a full-sized family car.
With a range of 188 miles, the i3 is capable of everyday commuting. The interior has four seats, with fascinating textures, shapes and materials used throughout.
Tesla Model 3
If you've dreamt of owning a cutting-edge electric car, now's your chance, with this brilliant and affordable machine, one of the most revolutionary cars to date.
With a bigger body style, the saloon sized vehicles can include larger and more powerful batteries, giving a longer range and increased performance to the point where these saloons are competing with the petrol and diesel-powered super saloons from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.
With its sleek styling, the Hyundai Ioniq is eye-catching, but it's also one of the most aerodynamic cars on the market today.
Tesla Model S
Boasting the dimensions of a BMW 7 series but with the performance of an agile sports car, the Tesla Model S delivers a truly dynamic, all-electric driving experience.
Porsche blurred the lines between the saloon and sports car with the Taycan. It has seating for four adults, a small boot in the front and a much larger one in the rear with a 366-litre capacity.
UK motorists love SUVs and are slowly coming around to the idea of electric vehicles as well, so it makes sense that the two worlds are coming together and leading the way.
Manufacturers of SUVs are able to adapt their cars to accommodate the batteries and, as a result, there are more and more coming on to the market to choose from.
These cars are ideal for families as they have plenty of space to carry all the essentials associated with family life and are available in a range of budgets and styles to cater for different needs.
The Audi e-tron is a fantastic looking vehicle that you'll love to drive and adore travelling in too. It's certainly no slouch – 0-60mph takes just 5.5 seconds and is highly practical too, with class-leading boot space of 660 litres.
This small SUV from Peugeot brings together fun driving with low running costs and a touch of class. With plenty of room for 5 adults and luggage, the Peugeot 2008 meets the bigger SUV requirements but in a more compact shell.
This must be one of the most exciting cars on the road right now. Jaguar's I-Pace is surely a vision of the future. It's great fun to drive, practical to use, fully electric and fantastic to look at.
Benefits of electric motoring
Green credentials aside, one of the main benefits of Electric is convenience. Unless you're on an extended journey beyond the range of the vehicle, you'll never really need to do a conventional "fuel stop". It is either charging whilst at home, work or while you’re doing the shopping.
With the expansion of electric charging points, the times you're not able to charge your vehicle will become less and less. Electric cars are the cutting edge of technology, with more features being added with every new release.
We've covered all the benefits of going electric in this handy guide. (hyperlink)
Going green with Leasing Options
Leasing Options has an ever increasing portfolio of electric vehicles, so, check out our pages (hyperlink) to see what we have to offer, and if you have any questions, get in touch with one of our account managers who are on hand to help in any way they can.