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EVision Electric Car Hire Add Renault Zoes to Their Growing Fleet

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 12:00PM - by EVision

EVision Electric Car Hire are a company keen to promote the benefits of green driving. Wanting to stay relevant in the forever-changing hire market, EVision is happy to announce it is adding 10 more cars to its fleet. EVision now has the ability to hire out 10 Renault Zoes taking the fleet to a respectable 130 vehicles. The Renault Zoes will now join the brand new Tesla Model S and X Models, as well as the recently added BMW i3s, all of which come with unlimited mileage and free ‘fuel’.

Renault Zoe on Car Transporter

The Renault Zoe was voted ‘Electric Car of the Year’ at the inaugural Company Car Today Awards for 2018. Ultra low running costs and an impressive range of up to 250 miles (NEDC) helped sway this decision.
The Renault Zoe looks and feels just like any other car, it is stylish both inside and out, has a gear leaver and handbrake, clutch and accelerator. One thing missing with some electric vehicles is the absence of sound. There is no accompanying engine roar with an electric vehicle; therefore the car cannot be heard by people or animals. Renault however has installed a device as a safety measure, so that the car makes a murmur when switched on, however for those preferring a completely silent drive, this featured can be disabled.

Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe is perfect for those living an urban lifestyle. With no London congestion charge or T-charge to pay, by switching to an electric vehicle drivers could save themselves on average £6,500 annually.
London commuters could save further by hiring a Renault Zoe from EVision Electric Car Hire, based in Strood, Kent, from only £25.00 a day for the driver and up to four other passengers, compared to double this price for a single passenger train journey.
When needing to charge, the Zap-Map app will state the nearest charge point locations.
There are no tail pipe emissions with the Renault Zoe and ultra-low running costs, therefore providing electric vehicle drivers with a thoroughly economical drive.

Renault Zoe

EVision Electric Car Hire, based in Strood, Kent is the UK’s first and largest pure electric vehicle rental company, offering customers both short term and long term car rental solutions, for both business and personal use.
At EVision customers can sample and savour what it is like to drive a sensational and superb, state of the art pure EV and discover how an electric vehicle does not need to compromise on creature comforts or safety, nor belch atmospheric pollution.
Renting customers only electric cars, EVision offer a modern take on the traditional car hire service; one that has seen EVision grow and grow over the past four years.
If you are interested in hiring a Renault Zoe on a short or long term basis, rates states from as little as £25 per day. Contact EVision Electric Car Hire who will be more than happy to assist. Click here to visit the Renault Zoe electric car hire page


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.

BMW i3

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.


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.

Charging an Electric Vehicle

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