Today, the benefits of greener cars and vans are so compelling, if you don’t consider them, you risk seriously missing out.
According to LeasePlan UK, here’s why this is the perfect time to look into leasing ULEVs.
Reason 1: ULEVs now have the range
The average UK car trip is just 8.4 miles. Many modern EVs can cover over a hundred miles on a single charge.
Reason 2: ULEV manufacturers now have a range of models
These days, most alternatively fuelled vehicles look like – well, vehicles and the list of big names going green is growing all the time, from Audi, Kia to Porsche. In fact, Toyota has been at the heart of the green revolution since 1997 – with over 12 million hybrids worldwide.
We’re now at the stage where vehicle manufacturers are starting to treat electric and hydrogen as just another engine option, alongside petrol and diesel. When it comes to picking the right ULEVs for their needs, organisations are increasingly spoilt for choice.
Reason 3: The infrastructure is in place. And it’s getting faster
There are over 20,000 public charging points across the UK, with the vast majority of these chargers either ‘fast’ or ‘rapid’. Though frankly, if you charge your EV at home, overnight, you might never need to use them. We’re set for some exciting developments in this space too. For example, the Government is trialling Electric Motorways that would enable you to charge on the go.
Reason 4: The reliability is proven
Some of LeasePlan’s most popular ULEVs are vans and commercial vehicles. Reliability – alongside lower costs – is a big part of the attraction.
While the technology in today’s ULEVs is increasingly sophisticated, they’re mechanically very simple, meaning there are fewer parts to go wrong. This reduces the risk of vehicle downtime, meaning less time and money spent on repairs.
Reason 5: The technology is moving fast
ULEV technology continues to evolve at a blistering pace – which means, if you’re looking to buy a vehicle outright, you’d want to think carefully about the resale value before you take the plunge. It’s also worth considering that for the price of buying a single ULEV outright, you could lease three or even four of these vehicles.
With leasing, however, that resale value sits with your leasing provider – and that’s a good thing.
Reason 6: Legislation is coming in
Today, emissions are a hotter topic than ever – and the legislation is arriving to prove it.
Two that businesses should be aware of is the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and Ultra Low Emission Zone in London or Clean Air Zones.
All large UK companies are now required to participate in the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), accounting for their total energy consumption across buildings, production, and transport.
Reason 7: The cost argument adds up
It’s true that ULEVs are rarely the cheapest option on the forecourt. But, when it comes to the whole-life costs, they can now compete (and often beat) a petrol or diesel vehicle hands-down.
That’s because you stand to save on fuel, tax, maintenance, and other charges.
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