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E10 petrol: What is it and can my car run on it?

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London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanding in October 2021 – is your vehicle compliant?  🚙

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanding in October 2021 – is your vehicle compliant?  🚙 From 25 October 2021, the existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand to create a single larger zone up to, but not includin... Read More

The Audi e-tron GT - car leasing review

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HOW CAN DRIVING BEHAVIOUR HELP YOU REDUCE FUEL COSTS AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?

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What does the global shortage in computer chips mean for the car industry?

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Lease the Audi E-TRON GT - read our review round-up

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The Citroen E-C4 - Car Leasing Review

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The Skoda Enyaq – A Car Leasing Review

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Vans are in short supply – Vans4Lease expert Chris Tunnell offers his thoughts.

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Changes to the Plug-in Car Grant - March 2021

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What are the benefits to switching to an electric car?

02/09/2020

What are the benefits to switching to an electric car?

If you run a fleet of vehicles you will have many considerations when it comes to choosing the right cars for your team.  With electric and hybrid vehicles as relatively new choices, you might be wondering what exactly are the benefits of switching to an electric car? 

We have outlined some of the key benefits below.

EMISSIONS

Zero emissions is one of the key point that makes electric vehicles an attractive proposition. 

If you are mindful of your business’ carbon footprint and want to decrease the impact your business has on the environment, then Electric Vehicles are for you. 

If you opt for a fully electric car, no petrol or diesel is needed and if you opt for a hybrid, your CO2 emissions will reduce significantly – all good news for your carbon footprint.

RUNNING COSTS

Compared to traditional fuels, electricity is cheaper. On a cost per mile basis a pure electric car could cost a third of what a traditional petrol or diesel car does. Hybrids, combining an electric motor with a petrol or diesel engine, can also be considerably cheaper to run. 

EASIER TO MAINTAIN

Pure electric cars have just three main components – the on-board charger, inverter and motor – and fewer moving parts than cars with a traditional engine. This means there are fewer points of failure and servicing is simpler.

BRAND IMAGE

A ‘green’ brand image is a positive thing to have and switching to electric and/or hybrid vehicles is a very clear message that you and your business care about the environment. 

Of course, your vehicles are just a part of creating a green brand image and many of the businesses we work with have implemented other policies including reduction in international travel, using video-conferencing where possible and recycling policies. 

Our account management team are on hand to help you to begin the switch to electric. Just give them a call – 01491 615 500 or email sales@ovl.co.uk and someone will get in touch with you. 


Our sister-site www.littlegreencarleasing.com contains a great deal of information on the types of alternative fuel vehicles available – take a look.