LeasePlan release report showing how driving an electric car is cheaper and easier than ever

LeasePlan, a global car-as-a-service with approximately 1.8 million vehicles under management in 29 countries, are helping private drivers and fleet managers convert to electric cars with driver-focused products. The electric vehicle (EV) leasing company has launched a new video showing real users talking about their ‘lightbulb moment’ for transitioning to electric cars. See video here.

In the video, they ask electric vehicle drivers their main reasons for driving electric, whether it’s sustainability, financial or environmental. Reasons the respondents offer include they no longer wanted to drive a polluting vehicle, they enjoy saving money on running costs, it’s good for the environment and low maintenance costs.

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Electric car drivers also stated that they’re trying to provide a better planet and future for their children, and they wanted to start using new technology and be part of the future today.

Respondents also realised how easy electric cars are to drive and how quiet they are on the road. This in turn provides a relaxing journey. Plus, for some who drive in urban locations, they avoid congestion and pollution charges.

One of the great things about a lease car, like those offered from LeasePlan, is that there’s no need for a huge outlay for an expensive new car. The package provides the car itself and can include insurance, servicing, breakdown and recovery.

LeasePlan have a cleverly devised tool on their website that allows drivers to input the details of their driving habits and how they use their car. The tool then gives the driver a percentage match to the different fuel types, including electric, and provides the benefits and considerations for each fuel type. You can try LeasePlan’s tool here.

We think that many people will be pleasantly suprised at just how affordable an electric car is when energy costs are considered – this is known as Total Cost of Ownership. A recent report by LeasePlan reveals the savings that can be made by switching to electric. LeasePlan’s annual Car Cost Index, now in its sixth edition, is a comprehensive analysis that reveals the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a car. Watch this video that explains how the ‘plug is now more affordable than the pump’in many European countries  

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With the initial outlay for an electric car often touted as one of the big reasons people haven’t transitioned, leasing is undeniably an easy and affordable way to make the switch to an electric vehicle, and with an ever increasing number of electric vehicles available there’s bound to be an electric car to suit your needs along the way. A selection of LeasePlan’s electric cars and offers can be found here.

At ElectricDrives, we are big fans of getting people into electric cars so they can realise how much better, and easier, they are to drive than a petrol or diesel. If you want to try out an electric vehicle we think this is one of the best ways of doing it.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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