Electric cars seem to be taking some time for the British public to get their heads around. Hybrids though, have been taken to heart and the additional purchase cost seems to be accepted as the running costs are lower, with the most popular, the Toyota Prius taking accounting for over half of the Hybrid market.
The new E-Golf has a range of 120 miles, with a running cost of £2.84 per 60 miles, at todays fuel cost of £1.43 per litre, that’s equates to 137 miles per gallon. Also launched is the new E-Up, which has a reduced range due to having smaller batteries but is even more economical.
It is only a matter of time before the number of quality electric cars brings about competitive leasing figures for both business car leasing and personal car leasing. Although there have been electric cars available for some time, the savings have been difficult to align with the increased monthly payment, that gap is closing as electric becomes more commonplace with launches due from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.