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Hot weather driving tips

Hot weather driving tips With most of the UK in the grips of a heatwave, Thursday is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far with a forecast 35-degrees we though... Read More

In the news - Excellent news for company car drivers - WLTP review

In the news - Excellent news for company car drivers - WLTP review The Government has announced a freeze on company car tax for fleet cars and the introduction of a zero Benefit-in-Kind rate for fully electric vehi... Read More

In the news - New electric vehicles must feature a noise-emitting device

In the news - New electric vehicles must feature a noise-emitting device Following an EU ruling that has come into force this week all new electric vehicles are now required to feature a noise-emitting device. The call f... Read More

All about hybrids.

All about hybrids. Alongside pure electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids are an important part of this shift towards greener vehicles. OVL Group has see... Read More

What's in the news regarding Electric Vehicles?

What Electric Vehicles are all over the news - we've rounded up a few top stories for you. Mazda announces it will release it’s fir... Read More

Drive on the motorway? Read this change in motorway lane closure enforcement.

Drive on the motorway? Read this change in motorway lane closure enforcement. NEWS If you are a driver you will likely have found yourself on a smart motorway in and around the UK. A smart motorway is on... Read More

Could our Fleet Manager Plus system save you time?

Could our Fleet Manager Plus system save you time? What's your most valuable asset? Or should we ask, what's the most valuable asset in your business? Your stock? Maybe your IP? Your locatio... Read More

What are the best car accessories for your baby?

What are the best car accessories for your baby? As baby fever sweeps the nation with the arrival of Baby Sussex (congratulations to Harry and Meghan) we take a look at some of the must have in ca... Read More

The e-Golf – what did the OVL team think about this all electric Volkswagen? 

The e-Golf – what did the OVL team think about this all electric Volkswagen?  To ensure we are able to give our customers real insight into the vehicles they are leasing we regularly arrange to have demo models so the team ca... Read More

With fuel prices on the rise, how can you be a fuel efficient driver?

With fuel prices on the rise, how can you be a fuel efficient driver? Fuel prices have risen for the second consecutive month according to figures revealed by the RAC this month. The average price of pe... Read More

Electric car leasing - jargon buster 🔌

05/11/2019

Electric car leasing - jargon buster 🔌

Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever with more than 500,000 “green” cars on the UK roads. 

Sales have risen at quite some pace in 2019, with more than 114,000 alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) registered up to the end of September. This figure is up by almost 22% on the same period last year.

You can take a look at our alternative fuel leasing deals here and of course our team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about leasing an electric, hybrid or PHEV car, but in the meantime, here’s a bit of a jargon buster!

AFV - alternatively fuelled vehicle

An AFV is any car that doesn’t exclusively use a conventional petrol or diesel engine.

EV - electric vehicle

This term is used for cars that run solely on electricity.

Hybrid vehicle

A vehicle that is powered by both a fuel engine and an electric motor. 

Many hybrids will switch between the two ‘modes’ when driving conditions are best suited to that particular form of power.

PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. 

A type of hybrid car with a particularly good range of electric power thanks to a large propulsion battery.

Range

The distance any given electric vehicle can travel, from full charge, before it would run out and require charging again.

Range extender

A car with a range extender runs on electricity but has a small petrol or diesel engine that is used to produce electricity to recharge the batteries and extend the car's range. The petrol/diesel engine does not power the wheels. 

Wallbox or home charger

If you lease an electric car, you can get a home charging station installed. These come in either slow 3kW or faster 7kW and 22kW forms. 

Public chargers

There are currently about 17,000 public charging points in the UK, and this number is growing. 

It is now a legal requirement for all large petrol stations and motorway services to provide charging points. 

80% charge

Manufacturers often quote a charging time to 80%, rather than 100% or fully charged. This is because not fully charging each time extends the life of the battery, so is recommended, and also because the last 20% takes longer to complete relative to the first 80%.

 

If you have any other questions about electric car leasing or leasing a hybrid car contact us.

 

 

Four hybrids for under £200 a month

16/10/2019

Four hybrids for under £200 a month

Hybrid cars are growing in popularity and as more manufacturers announce Hybrids into their ranges, there's more choice than ever for drivers and fleet managers.

There is perhaps a misconception that hybrids are expensive to lease - this is absolutely not the case. In fact here's four Toyota hybrids currently availabel to lease from OVL Group from under £200 a month.

If you'd like to find out more about any of these vehicles click the links or call our friendly team on 01491 615500

Toyota COROLLA HATCHBACK 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT

Lease from £169.99 a month

Available in 8-10 weeks | Bluetooth and climate control

More information here

Toyota Corolla hatchback 1.8 VVT-i hybrid

Toyota YARIS HATCHBACK 1.5 Hybrid Icon Tech 5dr CVT

Lease from £170.99 a month

Available in 6-8 weeks

Sat nav | multimedia system 

More information here 

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1.5 hybrid

Toyota COROLLA TOURING SPORT 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT

Lease from £182.99 a month

Available in 8-10 weeks

Medium family size car | heated seats 

More information here

Toyota Corolla Touring Sport 1.8 VVT-i hybrid

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT

Lease from £194.99 a month

Available in 2-3 weeks

Crossover vehicle | multi-media system

More information here

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT