More and more customers are choosing to lease a brand new, electric car. Tax incentives, grants and lower running costs are all helping to make electric motoring as cost-effective as the traditional petrol and diesel alternatives.
Our EV experts are on hand to answer any of your questions - from technical, vehicle-related queries through to detailed cost comparisons and specific salary sacrifice options. If you have a question please get in touch.
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SUV / Crossover • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £577.25pm inc. VAT 24 Months NOTE: The filter is set to 48 month contract however this model is currently cheaper on a 24 month contract.
All you could want in an all-electric car. There's versatile space which is enough for 7 plus cargo, top class safety, and it's insanely quick. Pair that with a slick exterior and a tech-packed interior, it doesn't leave much to be desired.
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Large SUV • 5 Door • 5 or 7 Seat • From £683.81pm inc. VAT 36 Months NOTE: The filter is set to 48 month contract however this model is currently cheaper on a 36 month contract.
A sleek, contemporary car that is designed for impact as well as practicality and performance. The technology included combined with 5 or 7 seats, the Sport delivers a sublime drive.
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SUV / Crossover • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £265.07pm inc. VAT
Hyundai have created an SUV that is simple to use with a contemporary design while still maintaining the signature Hyundai look. Its inclusive technology and safety features help to create a crowd pleaser.
Hatchback • 5 Door • 5 or 7 Seat • From £417.66pm inc. VAT
The A Class is the smallest vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range. It is a compact hatchback which with 5 doors which still has enough space to comfortably seat 5 adults. There are three models to choose from the entry level SE, mid-range Sport or top of the range AMG Line.
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Large SUV • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £312.90pm inc. VAT 8000 Miles PA NOTE: The filter is set to 5000 miles per annum however this model is currently cheaper on 8000 miles per annum.
A compact SUV that challenges everything that went before it with its style, dynamics and unmistakable power and strength.
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SUV / Crossover • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £258.02pm inc. VAT 8000 Miles PA NOTE: The filter is set to 5000 miles per annum however this model is currently cheaper on 8000 miles per annum.
The C-HR boasts comfort during long drives with practicality around cities. This hybrid is allows a luxurious SUV drive that accommodates the whole family or 5 adults.
Large SUV • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £537.27pm inc. VAT
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a spacious mid-sized, luxury SUV. There are 3 models to choose from in the main range starting with the Urban Edition, moving on to the Sport model and finally the most luxurious AMG Line. The Mercedes-AMG GLC is also available for those who would like a performance vehicle.
SUV / Crossover • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £524.40pm inc. VAT
The GLA is Mercedes-Benz's stylish take on outdoor driving. A prestigious family SUV that combines luxury and adventure for a special off-road experience that’s safe, precise and which benefits from plenty of great kit.
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Large SUV • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £680.37pm inc. VAT
This five-door, five-seat electric SUV features a near-silent engine and exceptional handling for a driving experience that’s both punchy and pacy. There’s lots of room and a lovely interior that passengers are sure to find cosy and comfortable.
SUV / Crossover • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £238.24pm inc. VAT 6000 Miles PA NOTE: The filter is set to 5000 miles per annum however this model is currently cheaper on 6000 miles per annum.
Suzuki designed this strong yet compact SUV to thrill drivers with its bold looks and powerful performance. The booster jet turbo charged engine adds to the undeniable excitement.
Saloon • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £418.57pm inc. VAT
The Polestar 2 makes it look effortless. It's an excitingly fresh take on an environmentally friendly Electric Vehicle, and with feather-light acceleration and impressive technology packed in, it's hard not to recommend it.
Estate • 5 Door • 5 Seat • From £252.37pm inc. VAT 8000 Miles PA NOTE: The filter is set to 5000 miles per annum however this model is currently cheaper on 8000 miles per annum.
The Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is identical to the already impressive hatchback version, but with added luggage capacity, making it the ideal family car.
Advantages for the driver and the environment...
Cheaper to runElectricity is far cheaper than petrol/diesel, so you'll benefit from significant fuel cost savings with a new electric or hybrid car.
Cheaper to maintainWith less moving parts and simplified drivetrains, electric cars have far less to go wrong and therefore less to maintain.
Better for the environmentReduced / zero emissions ensure that electric and hybrid cars get you from A to B with far less pollution.
Improved driving experienceThe latest tech combined with a quieter drive train ensures the perfect driving experience.
Multiple tax benefits & incentivesBenefit from a range of government schemes including grants, reduced BIK and salary sacrifice.
Charging your electric car
Electric car charging is cheaper, quicker and easier than you might think. The cost of charging an electric car is cheaper than fuelling a petrol or diesel vehicle. Plus with more than 37,000 charge points across the UK, you can charge your electric car almost anywhere.
Learn about how easy it is to charge your vehicle and more with our electric car leasing guides.
This tool will look at your driving habits, and determine whether an Electric Vehicle would suit your lifestyle.
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Your questions answered
With leasing you cover the cost of the vehicle usage rather than the purchase price which means that your money goes further.
The benefits of leasing really lend themselves to electric cars which currently tend to have higher initial purchase prices as the vehicle technology continues to evolve. Many electric car owners rent their car batteries anyway so for many people leasing the entire vehicle may be a smarter course of action.
In summary, leasing provides motorist with an opportunity to drive a state-of-the-art, electric car for an affordable monthly price.
Electric vehicles are on the cutting edge of automotive technology and are progressing quickly with new and improved models being released all the time. Purchasing an electric vehicle at this stage could mean committing money to a branch of technology that could become outdated relatively quickly.
With electric car leasing you are only locked in for the duration of the contract, so can rest assured that you’ll always be able to drive the latest and best electric technology available.
For many people, the most important reason to drive electric is to reduce their impact on the planet. With zero exhaust emissions electric cars are far less polluting than petrol or diesel vehicles.
Another major advantage is the low running costs associated with electric vehicles as the cost of electricity per mile is a fraction of the cost of petrol or diesel. And there are also several tax benefits and incentives available to electric car users which can make a big difference to leasing affordability.
Whilst the electric charger network is growing rapidly across the UK, you may also want to consider installing a home charger for maximum convenience.
To install a home charger you’ll need the following:
Rivervale leasing provide a unique service where the cost of home charger installation can be added to the monthly leasing rental. This helps to spread the cost over the duration of the contract and ensures peace of mind.
Electric cars do need servicing at the same intervals as any petrol or diesel car but a major strength of electric is ease of maintenance. Electric drive trains have far fewer moving parts than conventional engines (less things to go wrong). And consumables such as brake pads last a lot longer on electric cars which incorporate regenerative braking systems.
Electric cars are subject to an MOT after three years (same as any car) but with no emissions test required and with fewer parts to check, you’d expect far less issues than a petrol or diesel car.