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Electric Car Leasing  with Select

The time for electric is now! Did you know electric cars are the fastest growing vehicle segment? According to official data from the Society of Motoring, the registration of electric cars in 2022 grew by a stunning 40.1%. Over the same period, petrol cars shrank in volume by -10.4% and diesels by a massive -38.9%. Now in 2023 there is plenty of choice if you want to lease an electric vehicle. There are over 80 electric car models and 100s of trims. Small city cars, practical hatchbacks, spacious SUVs, powerful sports cars, and large 7-seaters – whatever you need, electric can provide. At Select we lease all of the most popular electric brands including Tesla, Polestar, Renault, BMW, Kia, MG, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Cupra, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, and Genesis.

Why is leasing suited  to electric cars?

Electric cars are evolving and improving fast. If you buy an EV, you might get stuck with obsolete technology. 

If you lease an electric car instead, you can hand the car back at the end of the term and start a brand new lease for an up-to-date EV, with all the latest features and tech.

Choose electric car leasing if you want a low-cost, flexible way of driving a brand new electric car – without the pain of having to haggle at the end of the term and to avoid being stuck with out-of-date technology.

The benefits of electric motoring

Once you’ve driven an EV and are aware of all the advantages, there’s no looking back. Here are some of the main benefits:

Saving money
Big fuel savings if you charge at home
Best for the environment
Zero CO2 emissions while driving
High performance
Enjoy instant torque from the electric motors
Low maintenance
Few moving parts, much less to go wrong

Fuel Tool

Our handy Fuel Tool calculates predicted fuel savings in an electric car in just a few seconds.

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Electric FAQs

All your questions answered in one place. Whatever you need to know, we’ve got you covered.

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Charging Tips

Tips on charging your electric car at home, work, and in public.

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Need more persuading?

Most pure electric cars nowadays have a battery range of at least 200 miles. Some are 400+ miles.

How far do you typically travel per day?

An electric car will very likely cover all your daily driving needs.

Going on a long trip?

Charge up en route at a rapid charging station – you’ll normally need to wait for 20-50 minutes, depending on how many miles you need and how quickly your car can charge. Grab a sandwich and check your emails while you wait.

Want to save money?

If you charge at home off-peak, you can save £100s a year on fuel in an EV. Try our Fuel Tool to discover just how much you can save.

Worried about emissions?

100% battery-powered cars are the most environmentally friendly, with zero CO2 emissions while driving.

Comprehensive guides  on all things electric

Got lots of questions? Our EV Guide area has the answers. 

‘Going electric’ for the first time is a big step and it’s natural to have tons of questions. Our ever-expanding set of EV Guides helps you understand exactly what it’s like living with an electric car.

We cover:

  • Picking a home charger – we can even get chargers installed for you
  • Typical home charging costs, and when out and about
  • Battery range and how to maximise it
  • Details of any grants available
  • What to do if you can’t charge at home
  • How solar panels can charge your EV with free electricity from the sun
  • And much more!

Fuel tool - find out how  much you  can save

Electric cars can knock £100s a year off your motoring bills. 

Our handy Fuel Tool calculates predicted fuel savings in an electric car in just a few seconds.

Type in your annual mileage and – hey presto! – out pop your savings.

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The car turnt up on time and was lovely and clean. However the paperwork took forever but got ther in the end and was all worth it.
Gill Ealing

Saturday, 13/07/2024

We had a slightly shaky start due to our account manager going off sick and the ball being dropped but when Garry R. took over, it was progressed quickly and efficiently so thank you. Delivery of my Tesla was very quick. Overall, the process was relatively short, helped by a swift delivery timeframe from Tesla.
Tony W.

Friday, 12/07/2024

Very responsive service, regular updates and calls from Sam Spencer and explained all the processes and stages really well. Very easy to talk to and ask questions and not made to feel like was being a difficult customer. The main office and Amber McDonnell have been great as well!
Jennie Burlingham

Friday, 12/07/2024

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Helpful questions about electric vehicle leasing

If you have off-street parking, you can have a dedicated charging point installed in your garage or on an external wall. This will allow you to charge your car at a fast rate and safely.

Alternatively, you can simply plug your electric car lead into any standard 3-pin socket at home, just as you would the vacuum cleaner or TV. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that this method of charging is slow and not as secure as a professionally installed EV charger.

As long as your electric car can be plugged in to charge, you have the potential to benefit from low-cost motoring in an EV.

The biggest savings come from fully electric cars known as BEVs. If you can charge at home, you can reduce your cost per mile significantly. Try our Fuel Cost Calculator to see typical average savings when switching from a combustion-based car to an electric car.

The next biggest fuel savings can be achieved in plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) which have a smaller battery, plus a petrol or diesel engine. However, you have to be smart and pro-active to lower your fuel costs in a PHEV.

Your PHEV battery may be full of cheap electricity in the morning if you charge at home, but the battery-only range is typically 20-40 miles. If you don’t recharge your battery every night, you will find yourself driving on more expensive petrol or diesel all of the time.

Hybrids which you can’t plug in, known as HEVs or self-charging hybrids, can’t benefit from cheap electricity. You will be paying high petrol / diesel pump prices as usual.

If you have a suitable garage or driveaway, most EV drivers will charge their cars at home overnight on an off-peak tariff. This is the way to maximise your ‘fuel’ savings. If you can't charge at home, it's still possible to lease an electric car and charge up in public effectively.

If you are out and about, there are now plenty of places for a quick charging top-up. For example, new charging points are being installed all the time at supermarkets, restaurants, shopping centres, gyms, carparks, B&Bs, hotels, etc. Some of these ‘destination’ chargers are free; with others you have to pay for the time you charge.

For longer trips, where the range of your electric car is not enough to get you there in one go, you can stop at motorway service stations and other convenient locations to charge. These charging points are heavy-duty and known as ‘rapid chargers’. Generally you charge for 20-45 minutes and then get back on the road.

Rapid charging stations are run by a variety of national networks including Instavolt, Tesla, Fastned, Gridserve, BP Pulse, Ionity and Osprey. Many now have contactless payment, making the whole process very straightforward. You can find your nearest public charging point via this helpful map: https://www.zap-map.com/live/.

Nearly all modern electric cars now come with batteries that will comfortably outlast the useful lifetime of the car itself. The batteries will suffer some degradation over time – in other words, your range when you first get the car will be less than after a few years of driving.

The only serious problem that electric cars can run into is if the battery needs replacing, but this is now very rare. For complete peace of mind, the opportunity to avoid the cost of a replacement battery is a significant benefit of leasing a brand-new electric car (compared with buying).

Given that all our contracts include the manufacturer’s full warranty, even if the worst did happen and the battery needed replacing, you would be covered under warranty and the battery replaced free of charge. Electric car battery warranties are typically for 8 years.

Leasing a green vehicle can be both a significantly lower risk and lighter-on-the-pocket option than buying. Because the green car phenomenon has only taken root in the last few years, just how these vehicles will hold their value remains somewhat unknown. With leasing, however, this risk is removed because at the end of your contract the market value is not your concern. You simply hand back the keys and are free to select and drive your next new green car with all the very latest features on offer at that point.

Moreover, leasing green also means you’ll always be driving a brand-new car with a brand-new battery, so the threat of any critical faults is highly unlikely. In addition, if you lease, you’ll benefit from the sheer speed of innovation inherent in the EV car market, meaning you won’t be left with an out-dated model that has been superseded by better technology.

Fully electric cars (BEVs) typically have a battery range of between 175 to 400 miles, depending on which model you choose. So if your daily commute is less than 100 miles, any modern EV will meet your needs with room to spare. For those longer trips – where your car’s maximum range on a single charge is less than your trip distance – you will need to stop and charge.

In a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), which has both a battery and a petrol/diesel engine, you can travel the first 20-40 miles or so running on battery power alone. After that the internal combustion engine takes over and you complete your journey burning petrol or diesel. Don’t forget to charge your PHEV battery at home each night to enjoy those initial, battery-only, emissions-free miles every day.

All cars, whether electric or otherwise, have to be built in factories using raw materials. As such, they all come with an ‘embodied carbon’ footprint. In other words, CO2 has been emitted during the manufacturing process. Battery electric cars come out of the factory with a higher carbon footprint than traditional international combustion engine cars. This is due to the lithium-ion batteries that power EVs. However, for every month of driving on electricity – rather than petrol or diesel – you ‘repay’ this carbon debt.

Once the whole carbon deficit has been paid back, your electric car is then much more environmentally friendly than a petrol or diesel car. You can speed up this carbon repayment process by charging your car with electricity from renewable sources. Either have solar panels installed at home, or choose a 100% green tariff from your electricity supplier, or do both.

The government used to subsidise the cost of fully electric cars (BEVs) by £1,500. This was for all BEVs under £32,000. This grant has now been removed for cars, but does still apply to wheelchair accessible vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, small vans, large vans, taxis, small trucks and large trucks.

If you have a BEV as a company car, there is 2% Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax until the 2024/25 tax year. The rate then goes up to 3% in 2025/26, 4% in 2026/27, and 5% in 2027/28.

No wonder electric cars are now becoming very popular company car leases. Fully electric cars pay no road tax and can access Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) for free. There are even more financial and tax advantages for EVs – speak to one of our consultants for further details.

There are many advantages to leasing an electric car. First, you get to drive a brand new, environmentally-friendly car. Second, as electric cars are developing so fast, you always have the latest EV technology, coupled with better range, safety, and performance. Third, an electric car lease removes any concerns over reliability and servicing associated with older cars. Fourth, you enjoy the peace of mind from fixed monthly payments and the ability to hand your car back – hassle free – at the end of the contract and move on to the latest electric car model.