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More and more people are switching to electric vehicles!

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:00PM - by EVision


New registrations of plug-in cars increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 135,000 by the end of January 2018. As environmental awareness grows, owning a fully electric car is becoming an increasingly acceptable prospect for the average driver.

In 2017 the value of ethical spending grew by 3.2% to £81.3 billion.

An eco-friendly product such as a plug-in electric car will save you money in the short and long term. Take the new BMW i3 for example, to buy from new this car will cost you in the region of £25,000. While this may seem expensive when compared to a small petrol hatchback, it is a different story when the savings are taken into consideration:
In the long term this car will not cost a penny in diesel or petrol and charging a BMW i3 at home from empty to full costs around £4.36, this equates to only 3.9p per mile. A similar sized petrol model will cost approximately double this at 8p per mile.

In addition the government are extremely keen to promote the use of electric vehicles, even doing away with the London congestion charge. To put this into perspective if you drive around London on a daily basis and go into the congestion zone, you will save a massive £9125 annually! Electric cars also require little in the way of servicing and do not have expensive exhaust systems, starter motors or fuel injection systems.

Before purchasing an electric vehicle many drivers opt to 'try before they buy' in order to work out whether the car is suitable to meet their life-style requirements. BMW i3s can be hired from EVision Electric Car Hire from as little as £29.00 a day.
Electric Car Hire is becoming popular especially for commuters and businesses. Businesses can hire an electric car for its employees at a very competitive price from EVision Electric Car Hire, who have anything from the Renault Zoe, to the Tesla Model X SUV available for short and long term hires.

Healthier Lifestyle

Driving an electric vehicle reduces harmful air pollution, so for those who are interested in making the world a better place and protecting the environment, this is most definitely the best way forward with regards to transport. At EVision Electric Car Hire, all of the electric vehicles are charged through the use of our own solar panels reducing greenhouse gas emissions even further.

A lot of electric vehicles are also being made using recycled materials. For example with the BMW i3, 25% of the plastics used in the interior and the thermoplastics in the exterior have been derived from recycled material or renewable raw materials. The reduction of harmful exhaust emissions is also great news for public health. The more electric vehicles on the roads, the better the air quality, which will in turn lead to less health problems. Noise pollution is non-existent when it comes to electric vehicles, as there is no engine meaning a quieter environment.

So why not try before you buy?

Hire an Electric Vehicle from EVision Electric Car Hire

The EVision fleet encompasses 110 all electric vehicles meaning more choice for the client, better vehicle specifications and competitive pricing.

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About to get a new company car? Have you considered an EV and the savings?

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 12:00PM - by EVision


Recently the UK Government announced that it will spend more than £600million on EVs. This includes £38million to be spent on public charging points. So how will this affect you?

Well the first thing you should know about electric vehicles is that the costs associated with EVs are considerably different to that of a petrol or diesel car. Typically speaking, the upfront costs are higher for electric vehicles but the running costs are considerably cheaper in many areas such as fuel, maintenance and car tax.

To give you an example of this, for an annual mileage of 10,000 miles an electric vehicle could save you up to £800 a year in refuelling costs alone. It should also be noted that if you were to hire a Tesla from EVision there would be no refuelling costs as our Teslas are free to charge at any Tesla Supercharger.

We are in the early stages of an electric revolution in the UK transport sector, and connectivity is at its heart.
Millions of homes in the UK do not have off-street parking, so this funding is important to help local councils ensure that all their residents can take advantage of this revolution.

Transport Minister, Jesse Norman

Here are three simple points as to why an electric vehicle may be beneficial to you:

  • Electric vehicles save around £100 per 1,000 miles driven when compared to a petrol or diesel vehicle.
  • Electric fleet cars have no fuel duty payable on electricity and the Benefit in Kind for a Tesla is just 9%.
  • Electric vehicles are exempt from congestion fees in London which could save drivers up to £25 a day.

If you are going to do a lot miles driving this year, renting an electric car may be an attractive option. This is because hiring a car removes the high upfront costs, removes the uncertainty of resale value and maintenance costs.

If you would like to learn more about electric vehicles send us an email with your question to mail@evrent.co.uk

Further Reading

Transport for London on Rapid Charging
Low emmission tax benefits