Answering your questions on electric vehicles

Answering your questions on electric vehicles

Did you know in the next eight years, the government is planning on banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars? The movement is to try and combat environmental issues relating to these types of vehicles.

The government has also bid to increase the amount of electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the UK to at least 300,000 – which will see the number take over the amount of petrol pumps within the United Kingdom for the first time in history.

When it comes to EVs it’s totally normal to feel out of the loop and have questions, but here are some answers to the questions we most commonly hear at Flexxilease: 

What if I can’t charge my vehicle at my home?

Those who happen to have a driveway or garage should be able to charge from their house without any trouble. Depending on the vehicle, you may have to purchase a specific outlet, or your vehicle may come with one, but this offers you the space to charge your vehicle.

 If you live in a flat, it could be a matter of finding a charger at a local supermarket or a local charging centre so you can charge up, this sounds annoying but it’s just as you would with a petrol or diesel vehicle. 

Are electric vehicles more expensive?

 Electric vehicles are typically thousands of pounds more expensive than their petrol or diesel counterparts. This is due to the high cost of manufacturing EV batteries. If you’re not sure about buying, leasing is the perfect way to have a three month-long test drive of an EV without the commitment. 

How far will an EV drive when fully charged?

The answer is, in short, that each EV is different, and the distance a vehicle can travel on a single battery charge varies from model to model. The current EVs can travel around 194 miles on average on a single charge.

It’s important to remember as EVs transition into the future, they are predicted to travel much further than the models available now. Flexxilease offer great short term leasing options so you can try out an Electric Vehicle to see if it’s suitable for you.

Fill out our online contact form today to find out more about our electric vehicle leasing services, or you can find out what Flexxilease employee William thought about his recent trip delivering a Volvo XC40 in our recent blog!