This week sees the return of the iconic British Motor Show after a 13 year hiatus. It takes place from August 19th-22nd at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Hampshire.
And one of the most eagerly-anticipated halls at the British Motor Show will play home to the Select Electric Motor Show - courtesy of Select Car Leasing - dedicated to showing guests the motoring technology driving the industry forwards, as well as featuring the most exciting electric vehicles you can lease right now.
Tickets are still available to buy so why not make a day of it. Bring along family and friends and come explore the latest and greatest in the world of automation!
Visitors can get advice from experts, take a car for a test drive, or immerse themselves in the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) technology theatre. They can also get up to speed on how to convert a cherished classic from petrol to electric as part of the thriving ‘Retro Electric’ scene.
To celebrate the arrival of the Select Electric Motor Show 2021, here we’re showcasing some of the ultra-popular electric SUVs that you can get up-close-and-personal with at the event itself.
And thanks to these incredible lease deals, having a cutting-edge electric vehicle parked on your driveway is much more affordable than you might suspect....
For full details of the Select Electric Motor Show 2021, head here.
VW ID.4 - 150kW Life Pro Performance
And with a class-leading range, a cavernous boot to accommodate the entire family, and a mind-boggling spec level as standard, it’s a tough vehicle to beat in the leasing stakes.
And the great news with this lease deal is that you’re getting the maximum bang for your buck in terms of the powertrain. ‘Pro Performance’ models get a 204PS 77kWh battery with a whopping 322 mile range. It’ll also sprint from 0-62mph in just 8.5 seconds.
Meanwhile the ‘Life’ trim boasts everything from heated front seats to Adaptive Cruise Control and VW’s emergency braking system fitted as standard.
Want to know more? Read our VW ID.4 review here.
Mercedes-Benz EQA - 250 140kW AMG Line
The Mercedes-Benz EQA is simply one of the best-looking compact electric SUVs on the market right now.
Lease customers will enjoy the ‘MBUX’ infotainment system, which uses artificial intelligence to improve the way it operates based on your personal preferences, and which can also be enjoyed with a full-colour head-up display as well as navigation with augmented reality.
The EQA also comes with Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist as standard.
With 292 hp to play with, it’s rapid - accelerating from 0-62mph in 6 seconds.
And yet you’ll still get a range of 264 miles between charges.
Want to know more? Read our Mercedes-Benz EQA review here.
Jaguar I-PACE - 294kW EV400 SE 90kWh
The Jaguar I-PACE was one of the trailblazers in the electric SUV market, and has been turning heads since 2018. And having continually honed its abilities, the I-PACE is still a benchmark for other rivals to reach.
One of the most eye-catching things about the I-PACE is, er, it’s… pace. With power close to 400 bhp and an abundance of instant torque you can accelerate from 0-62mph in a face-stretching 4.8 seconds. Despite that performance, the I-PACE will still only need to be plugged in once every 292 miles.
The interior of the I-PACE is worthy of that iconic Jaguar badge, complete with a 12.3-inch HD instrument display and a pair of 10-inch and five-inch touchscreens.
And this mid-range ‘SE’ model comes loaded with 20 inch alloys, heated front seats, a new and updated navigation system, and the Blind Spot Assist pack.
Want to know more? Read our Jaguar I-Pace review here.
Audi Q4 e-tron - 125kW 35 55.52kWh Sport
With a choice of battery sizes and trim levels, there’s an option to suit all lease customers.
This ‘35’ model boasts the smaller of a trio of batteries yet still offers ample power of 170 PS and provides an 0-62mph acceleration time of 9.0 seconds flat.
You get a range of 208 miles between charges - while fast-charging can restore 80 miles of capacity in just 10 minutes, which is perfect if you need to get somewhere in a hurry.
Meanwhile in this ‘Sport’ trim you can expect driver assistance systems like Audi’s Pre-sense front with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning and swerve and turn assist.
Audi says it’s also a car for busy families - therefore you get a powered tailgate and 520 litres of luggage space as standard.
Want to know more? Read our Audi Q4 e-Tron review here.
Mercedes-Benz EQC - 400 300kW Sport
And everything about the EQC is impressive.
This four-wheel-drive ‘base’ Sport model offers power of 408 hp, giving the EQC a blistering acceleration time of 5.1 seconds. Using a DC charger you’ll replenish the battery from 10-80 per cent in just 40 minutes.
Meanwhile you’ll be able to travel 265 miles before the EQC needs to be plugged in once more.
This Sport model also features 19 inch alloys, tinted windows, heated front seats, ambient lighting, an Advanced sound system, as well as the full array of driver assistance software.
Want to know more? Read our Mercedes-Benz EQC review here.
Volvo XC40 - 300kW Recharge Twin
And with seriously-impressive performance, an excellent range, and an attention to styling that’s quintessentially Scandinavian, it’s a vehicle that’s hard to ignore.
All XC40 Recharges come with Volvo’s new Android-based infotainment system, equipped with Google Maps, Google Assistant and access to the Google Play Store.
All models also feature a 78kWh lithium-ion battery and twin electric motors, providing all-wheel drive as standard and power of 402 hp.
That gives you acceleration from zero to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds as well as a range of 259 miles between charges.
And this ‘Twin’ variant boasts automatic LED headlights with Active High Beam, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, a 12.3-inch progressive driver’s information display, a powered tailgate, rear parking sensors and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Want to know more? Read our Volvo XC40 review here.
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