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Find an Electric Car to Suit your Budget

Find an Electric Car to Suit your Budget

There has never been a better time to go electric! For all those considering a personal lease we have listed the zero emissions cars currently available in price order, so you can pick the electric car that suits your budget.

With the new Road Tax rates announced to start from the 1st April 2017, the Government are sending a clear message that electric cars are the future by using a monetary incentive. The only cars to be charged £0 Road Tax will be zero emissions vehicles with a value under £40,000, when previously, low emission vehicles also escaped the charge.

As well as paying no road tax there are host of other benefits to zero emissions cars: if you are a frequent driver in London you will avoid the congestion charge and new Low Emissions Zone charge, many areas offer free parking for electric vehicles, you will have fuel costs as low as £2.80 for 130 miles, you get to take advantage of the Governments generosity with the electric car grant and if you are a company car driver the benefit-in-kind rates for electric vehicles are very, very low!

Electric cars offer the same levels of comfort as any fuel consuming car, boasting the same features such as rear view camera, sat nav, air conditioning as well as driver aids including lane keep assist and cruise control depending on the model. All electric cars can be ,charged from the comfort of your own home using a standard plug in anywhere from 7-12 hours. Installing a ‘wall box’ at home reduces this charge time by around a half and fast charging using the public network will restore 80% of a batteries power in around 30 minutes on most electric cars.  The public charging network is always growing so you will never be far away from somewhere to plug in - you can check the location of charging points on Zap Map.

So below are the electric vehicles you can lease from Rivervale Vehicle Leasing, from the least expensive to the most expensive …

Personal lease under £200 per month

Renault Twizy

Renault Twizy

The Renault Twizy isn’t technically a car it is a quadricycle and is visually unlike anything else you will see on the road. Tiny proportions mean the Twizy is perfect for driving around town.

  • Seats: 2
  • Boot Capacity: 180 litres
  • Domestic socket charge time: 3.5 hours
  • Range: 43 miles
  • Max Speed: 50 mph

Personal lease £200 - £300 per month

Citroen C-Zero

Citroen C-Zero. The Citroen C zero is a compact hatchback designed for urban driving.

  • Seats: 4
  • Boot Capacity: 166 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 6-11 hours
  • Range: 93 miles
  • Max Speed: 80 mph
  • 0-62mph: 15.9 seconds
  • NCAP Safety Rating: 4*

Citroen C-Zero

Peugeot Ion

peugeot ion

The Peugeot Ion is an eyecatching supermini with compact proportions and a tiny turning circle ideal for city driving.

  • Seats: 4
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 9 hours
  • Range: 93 miles
  • Max Speed: 81 mph
  • 0-62mph: 15.9 seconds
  • NCAP Safety rating: 4*


Jaguar's First All -Electric Car - The Jaguar I-Pace

Kia Soul EV

The Kia Soul EV is a distinctive supermini crossover with a generous standard features list.

  • Seats: 5
  • Boot Capacity: 281 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 11-14 hours
  • Range: 132 miles
  • Max Speed: 90 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 10.8 seconds
  • NCAP Safety Rating: 4*

kia soul ev

Personal Lease £300 - £400 per month

Nissan Leaf

nissan leaf

The Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling fully electric car in the UK since it arrived in 2011.

  • Seats: 5
  • Boot Capacity: 370 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 10-12 hours
  • Range: 124 miles
  • Max Speed: 89 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 11.5 seconds
  • NCAP Safety rating: 5*

Mercedes-Benz B Class B250e Sport

This electric vehicle offers all the luxury you would expect from a Mercedes.

  • Seats: 5
  • Boot Capacity: 501 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 9-12 hours
  • Range: 124 miles
  • Max Speed: 99 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 7.9 seconds
  • NCAP Safety Rating: 5*

mercedes benz b250e sport

"Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster" - Elon Musk on our electric car future

Hyundai Ioniq

hyundai ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq goes greener by using recycled materials wherever it can to create the interior.

  • Seats: 5
  • Boot Capacity: 455 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 12 hours
  • Range: 174 miles
  • Max Speed: 103 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 10.2 seconds

BMW i3

BMW believe the i3 shows that responsibility and driving pleasure complement one another to perfection.

  • Seats: 4
  • Boot Capacity: 260 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 7.5 hours for 80%
  • Range: 125 miles
  • Max Speed: 93 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 7.3 seconds
  • NCAP Sagety rating 4* 


Volkswagen eGolf

volkswagen egolf

It looks and drives like a Golf, the only difference is 0 emissions.

  • Seats: 5
  • Boot Capacity: 341 litres
  • Domestic Socket Chare Tie: 8 hours
  • Range: 118 miles
  • Max Speed: 84 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 10.4 seconds
  • NCAP Safety Rating: 5*

Personal Lease £400 - £500

Renault Zoe

The Zoe has just been awarded the WhatCar? Best Electric Car of the Year 2017 describing it as ‘spacious, practical and affordable to the majority’ With different batteries renault zoeavailable the below information is based on the revolutionary, new Z.E.40 option that allows a longer range than ever before.

  • Seats: 5
  • Boot Capacity: 338 litres
  • Domestic Socket Charge Time: 25 hours
  • Range: 250 miles
  • Max Speed: 84 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 13.5 seconds
  • NCAP Safety Rating: 5* 

renault zoe


Do you dare to go electric?

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

26 July 2017
Written by Natalie Faughy
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