A recent report has shown that the UK is the third best prepared country in Europe for the EV transition. The UK sits behind the Netherlands and Norway, both tied in first place.
Its increased ranking has been put down to better charging infrastructure and more government incentives. The UK achieved a high score for its combination of government-led incentives, including zero road tax. These grants include the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and zero benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax on emission-free vehicles as of 6th April 2020.
Electric car growth
Data from Motorway.co.uk shows that Birmingham has seen the fastest growth in new electric car ownership of any town or city in the UK.
According to DVLA data, there were over 2,000 new electric cars registered in Birmingham up to the end of September 2019. Compared to the mere 340 of the corresponding period in 2018 – an increase of 527%.
Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, has seen growth in electric car ownership similar to the levels recorded in Birmingham. With almost 500% more plug-in electric cars registered in 2019 vs 2018.
London saw more new electric cars on the road of any UK town and city last year. With over 3,000 DVLA registrations up to the end of September 2019. That is an increase of 95% compared to the corresponding period in 2018. It is likely that the introduction of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019 persuaded more people this was a good time to switch to electric.
Let’s talk about other parts of the UK, electric car registrations across Scotland, Wales and England, were up 126%, 126% and 117% respectively in 2019 vs 2018.
So, why rent an electric car?
Here at EVision we understand that you may be somewhat skeptical about electric cars and their myths. Our services offer you a brilliant option to rent an electric car and try it for yourself before making the commitment. Whether this is a long or short rental with us you will soon see that your fears are nothing but a myth.
Rent an electric car short term
Our short term electric car hire options allow you to get a brief experience of what driving an EV feels like. This option tends to be very popular with our customers who want to drive an EV for a trip or holiday.
Our vast variety of EVs we have available is another key benefit when you rent an electric car from EVision. Want a smaller electric car? We’ve got you covered. EVision has a fleet of Renault ZOE’s and a large range of BMW i3’s. Need a family car? Our Kia e-Niro and Audi e-tron are both a perfect choice. Do you prefer larger EV’s? Our variety of luxury Teslas and Jaguar I-Pace’s are ideal.
Rent an electric car long term
Our long term electric car rentals offer so many benefits over a short term hire period. You will get to experience what it is like to drive, charge and work with an electric car. Overall, you really need to spend time and live with an EV before you make the full investment of possibly owning one.
There are many benefits when you rent an electric car for a long term from EVision, compared to leasing or buying. For starters you can enjoy unlimited driving with a long term rental (fair usage policy applies). As well as full maintenance and breakdown cover for the duration of your electric car rental.
If you are an account customer with EVision or choosing to provide your own insurance you will also benefit from having to pay no deposit. There’s certainly no denying that our long term hires make the perfect option for company cars as well as personal use.
FREE charge point installed
Charging your EV is made easier when hiring long term from EVision. As with any hire of a BMW, Renault ZOE and Kia e-Niro of 12 months or more, we will install a home charge point. As well as with any electric car rental of a Tesla, Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace of 12 months or more, we will install an industrial power charge point.
If you’re looking to rent an electric car for a short period then with any hire of a Tesla, Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace of 3 months or more, EVision will install a home charge point at your home or work address.
Little extras when you rent an electric car from EVision
When hiring any Tesla Model S, X or 3 from EVision you will get free Tesla Supercharging! Yes, we said FREE!
Here at EVision we are committed to leading the way towards a greener and more sustainable automotive industry. Aiming to empower our customers with information to help them make the switch towards electric.
View our other blog posts to learn all about electric vehicles.