Grants and savings
We think that money by the mile is quite compelling, especially when you consider that most people in the UK travel far less each day than the range of a 100% electric vehicle. But for those occasions you need to go a little further, a plug-in hybrid or range extended electric vehicle will get those driving cost savings whilst running in electric mode, but with the added option of driving a bit further on petrol if you need to. These vehicles can easily meet the average journey length of just 7 miles, so you can enjoy the benefits of cheap electric running for most of your journeys and have the added convenience of a vehicle capable of longer journeys without refueling.
If that’s not compelling enough, the Government is helping with the upfront purchase costs on many models. The Plug-in Grant gives you 35% off the price of a car to a maximum of £4,500 and up to 20% to a maximum of £8,000, off the price of a van*.
Still concerned? As with all vehicles, there are a range of finance package options to spread the cost. With some models you can even consider buying the car and leasing the battery, giving you complete peace of mind for the lifetime of your battery. We’ve drawn up some simple comparison tables to help you understand the differences, over three years, for a conventional vehicle versus 100% electric, plug-in hybrid, range extended and battery leased options.