Lease an Electric Car
We can help you if you are looking for the cheapest electric car lease in the UK. We specialise in providing electric cars in the UK on lease and PCP contracts (we explain the differences below).
Here are the UK's most popular electric cars including plug-in hybrids (the Nissan Leaf is not included as it's currently between models). Complete the form below and we'll send you a quote for the one you're interested in.
Most Popular Fully Electric Cars
£510 / Month
195 miles Range (NEDC)
£306 / Month
186 miles Range (NEDC)
£199.93 / Month
250 miles Range (NEDC)
Most Popular Plug-in Hybrids
These cars have a petrol engine plus an electric motor with battery. They can run on electricity for short distances and for commuting but the engine comes on automatically as the battery runs out and then the car becomes a standard hybrid.
£370 / Month
31 miles Electric + 2.0L Petrol
VW Passat GTE
£302 / Month
31 Miles Electric + 1.4L Petrol
VW Golf GTE
£252 / Month
31 miles Electric + 1.4L Petrol
The prices above are for the minimum mileage available (5-8000 miles per year, depending on model). The real world ranges will be less than the official (NEDC) values given - we can provide more realistic values, many from our own experience.
Benefits of Electric Cars
Electric cars are the most technologically advanced cars available. Therefore they can be more expensive to buy outright than fossil-fuelled cars. However:
- electric cars are cheap to run. Fuel (electricity) costs are very low: a ‘fill-up’ costs as little as £2.
- they often get free parking (e.g. in Westminster, Milton Keynes, Leeds, some railway stations, etc.).
- they get exemption from congestion charging.
- electric cars are nicer to drive as they are quiet, smooth and don’t pollute.
- they typically have greater performance (acceleration) than equivalent fossil cars.
- all-electric cars pay no road tax.
- they are usually cheaper to service and maintain.
The result of all this is that an electric car can provide very cheap motoring. It’s important, though, to consider all the costs of a car (fuel, tax, parking, etc.) and don’t just look at the monthly payment. With many of our cars we even include free charging.
Electric Car Leasing Vs PCP
So how does electric car leasing differ from a PCP?
- With a UK electric car lease you pay a fixed price per month for a fixed term (typically 3 years). There is also an upfront payment (usually worth 3 or 6 times the monthly payment). At the end of the term you give the car back. A private lease is technically known as Personal Contract Purchase (PCH).
- A PCP (personal contract purchase) is similar to a lease in that you can give the car back and walk away at the end of the term. However it differs in that you can choose to keep the car instead by paying a final or ‘balloon’ payment. Also, the upfront payment is usually a fixed amount (e.g. £999) rather than a multiple of the monthly amount. It is effectively a deposit if you decide to keep the car.
We recommend that you take an electric car on the assumption that you’ll give it back at the end of the term. That’s because the technology is advancing so fast that there will be new ones coming available with greater range and performance. Therefore we don’t think it makes sense to buy outright at the moment.
For most people it doesn’t make any real difference if you get your new electric car on lease or PCP – you really just want the cheapest overall cost (considering the upfront payment plus monthly payments).