I want to rent an electric car but don’t know what to choose!

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Do you want to rent an electric car? Choosing which electric car to lease is an important decision, especially if you’re taking out a long term rental agreement. Whether you’re looking for a fun electric alternative for a weekend getaway or comfortable company car, we’re here to help you find the right electric car for you.

STARTING YOUR ELECTRIC JOURNEY

When you want to rent an electric car it can be easy to be sucked into Tesla’s high-quality and futuristic tech. However, sometimes (and quite often) that’s not the most practical option. 

If you’re just starting your EV (electric vehicle) journey, then we would recommend opting for a car a bit less, well flashy. Especially if you’re going to rent an electric car to use everyday. It’s pretty cool doing the school run in a Tesla, but is it super practical in the long run? But, don’t worry as there’s no compromise with these beginner electric cars!

A* for BMW’s first all electric car

The BMW i3 launched back in 2013 and has been a trendsetter ever since. It’s able to travel roughly 190 miles on a single charge, depending on the model. BMW is constantly upgrading the i3 to improve it’s drive, performance and design.

It’s the only BMW model to date that was designed from the ground up, and not off of another BMW model. It’s completely unique! It’s small enough to fit into big city parking spaces, but feels spacious inside.

Design with sustainability in mind, it’s full of recycled materials as well as up-to-date technology. Once in the driver’s seat, you’re met with a large infotainment screen which is equipped with BMW’s iDrive system. Within this, you’ll be able to connect any mobile devices, check the weather or create a route using the built in navigation system.

Rent an electric car: BMW i3 at EVision

BMW’s i3 is a truly perfect electric vehicle which is perfect for town and city driving, but also has the range capacity for long journeys. Check out the i3’s we have available for hire here.

Best small electric car for seven years!

Our second electric vehicle comes from Renault and it’s actually the most popular electric car in all of Europe! WhatCar? have named the all-electric Renault ZOE their ‘Small Electric Car’ of the year for seven years running now. If those stats don’t sell the car itself, we don’t know what will!

Rent an electric car: Renault ZOE at EVision

Renault pledged to ensure the ZOE is suitable for varied journeys, both long and short. With up to 239 miles of range, they’ve certainly done that! This is a huge increase from the minimal 80 miles provided in the original ZOE back in 2012.

After nearly 10 years, we think Renault have perfected their small electric car. 

Not only is it practical and reliable, but it has great tech too! Equipped with a 9-inch touchscreen tablet you can plan your journeys hassle free. 

One extra cool feature of the ZOE is that you can control it with your phone! Yes, you did read that correctly. Just download the free My Renault app to connect to your ZOE where you can schedule charging, activate air-con and locate your vehicle. Hire the Renault ZOE for as little as £13.81 per day here.

Comfortable, contemporary and convenient

Volkswagen’s ID.3 is a smaller version of their family SUV, the ID.4 – more on that model later! While it’s a smaller model, it actually has the largest range out of all of our small EVs. With 250 miles, the ID.3 is perfect for those who want an electric car that’s slightly bigger, but still cheap to run and easy to manage.

The level of standard equipment is great including LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, climate control and heated front seats. Inside, the ID.3 has a very minimalist cabin with modern, digital technology. Pretty much everything in the ID.3 is touch sensitive and controlled by the 10-inch touchscreen.

Like the BMW i3, this electric vehicle is equipped with voice control meaning you can control the ID.3 hands free. This makes the ID.3 super convenient and easy to use. It’s an ideal choice for those looking for a small EV with high-quality features. 

Fancy taking the Volkswagen ID.3 for a spin? Make sure you check out all of our brilliant rental deals here.

Hire a Volkswagen ID.3 at EVision

Daily driving with a difference

Our final small EV is a fan favourite! It’s the all-electric alternative to the car of the century, the Vauxhall Corsa. The Corsa-e brings all of our favourite features to this eco-friendly model. It can travel 185 miles before needing a charge which makes it a great car for everyday journeys.

If you’re looking to rent an electric car that doesn’t shout about it, then the Vauxhall’s Corsa-e could be the perfect choice for you. It’s very similar to the conventional Corsa. Apart from a few small ‘e’ badges, you’d struggle to pick the electric out from the gas-powered car. 

Rent an electric car: Vauxhall Corsa-e

That’s not a bad thing! The Corsa has been one of the most successful car models ever so introducing a sustainable friendly option is a great move by Vauxhall. It’s fitted with some great tech that isn’t overpowering. We imagine most people would jump in the Corsa-e and feel pretty at home.

When inside, you’ll find a 7-inch infotainment system that’s pretty sharp.

It comes with a built-in navigation system as well as Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto. When you rent a Vauxhall Corsa-e from EVision you can choose between either electrifying orange or blazing blue paintwork. Hire here on our website now!

YOU MEAN BUSINESS

Electrifying e-tron

The Audi e-tron has been making history since its first launch. In 2019, the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) presented the e-tron with their Top Safety Pick+ award, making it the first electric vehicle to earn such an award. It’s the first all-electric SUV from Audi.

Its aggressive characteristics can be spotted a mile away, making the e-tron the perfect choice. It can travel 190 miles on a single charge and while the range is smaller for its size, when you drive the e-tron you get a drive like no other. Audi claims the two electric motors quickly accelerate the SUV from 0 – 60mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds. 

 

Dynamic and luxurious design combined with a serene ride quality places the e-tron at the top of our list for anyone looking to drive an EV with an edge. The e-tron is super popular with all our customers but especially those planning a weekend getaway. Check out all of our long and short term deals, here

Rent an electric car: Audi e-tron at EVision

Fast and firey

The Polestar 2 gives Tesla a run for their money with it’s pure drive and acceleration. It sure is nippy, but the 0 – 60mph in only 4.7 seconds speaks for itself. You also might find some of the Polestar 2’s features familiar. That’s because of it’s close working relationship with Volvo.

Rent an electric car: Polestar 2 at EVision

The Polestar 2 comes in multiple colours, however our favourite has to be the snowy white. It looks spectacular and has some beautifully added mustard yellow features, including the brake pads. This follows through into the interior giving it a slick, modern design with a splash of colour. This EV definitely has one of the nicest interiors to date!

At the forefront, the Polestar 2 is a fastback-styled family size car with stacks of cool and minimalist design. The frameless door mirrors and panoramic glass roof only add to its style. The central 11.5-inch infotainment system is one of the best in the business, again easily giving Tesla a run for its money.

For those keen to support our environment, you’ll be happy to hear that this EV is fitted with an all vegan interior as standard. When looking to rent an electric car, the Polestar 2 should be at the top of anyone’s list. It really does tick all the boxes!

FAMILY FAVOURITES

Gold stars for Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s ID.4 is an urban SUV which shows how attractive electric driving can be. Unlike other electric cars, Volkswagen have really hit the nail on the head with their all-electric models. They all look the part.

 

At EVision we love the ID.4, plus it comes in either bright white or honey yellow. Which one would you prefer? It somehow balances minimalism with its futuristic features perfectly. You can tell the ID.4 has been designed with all rides in mind as it offers more than enough space for passengers as well as shopping or luggage.

Hire a Volkswagen ID.3 at EVision

The ID.4 comes equipped with an awesome colour changing feature which allows drivers to choose from an array of colours to gently illuminate the interior. This includes the dash panel, the mobile phone holder and the doors. Whatever the weather, it’s your choice.

It also comes with all the standard features you would hope to find in a family SUV, including voice control, lane-keeping steering assist and bling-spot monitoring. This makes the car just that bit safer for drivers and their families!

You can hire the Volkswagen ID.4 online, here. What are you waiting for?!

Heaps of tech, comfort and safety features

We’re super excited that the spectacular Vauxhall Mokka-e will be joining our EVision fleet very soon! The Mokka-e has a surprisingly large range for its 50kWh battery, allowing drivers to travel over 200 in a single journey.

In place of the dashboard, you’ll find a large driver information display which gives you a quick overview of all the information you might need. This includes your energy consumption, mileage and range. 

The biggest bonus to having a smaller battery fitted is that the Mokka-e will charge a lot quicker than some EVs of its size. In turn, this will make charging and running the car a lot cheaper too! At the moment, Vauxhall state it can reach up to 80% in just 30 minutes when using a 100kW charger. 

Rent an electric car: Vauxhall Mokka-e

Very soon we’ll be able to give a full review of the Mokka-e SRI Nav Premium once it joins our fleet. As standard it comes with the latest tech including a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, front and rear parking sensors and keyless entry.

You can register your interest in the Vauxhall Mokka-e, here. Then you’ll be the first to hear when it drops and any leasing deals!

RENT AN ELECTRIC CAR FROM EVISION!

If none of these cars take your fancy, we also have some great high-end, luxury electric vehicles available to rent! Including everyone’s electric favourite Tesla models S, 3 and X. We also have Jaguar’s impressive first entry to the EV world, the I-Pace which is sure to provide an exhilarating drive.

Alternatively, why not take a look at the fast and sporty Porsche Taycan for maximum driving please. It can reach 60mph in a crazy 2.8 seconds which is sure to pull any driver away from their seat! The Taycan looks as great as its specs suggest!

You can take a look at all of our electric vehicles on offer online. If you need any guidance, support or more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly EV team! You can give them a call on 01634 914 063 or email them at mail@evrent.co.uk.

* All information correct as of 05/09/2021.