The Rise and Rise of Electric Vehicles

By Lauren Bagnall
The Rise and Rise of Electric Vehicles

Ever since the Government announced their historic plan to cease the manufacture of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, more incentives have been offered to encourage drivers to make a much greener switch. There is now more range and options when it comes to electric vehicles, allowing drivers to make a broader choice when making the switch. Questions of charging range, charging stations and road tax are all starting to be answered, but what about pricing and payment options? Vehicle leasing is an incredibly viable option for all new models, especially electric vehicles.

A factor that makes a lot of people question the worth of electric vehicles is their cost, but this doesn't have to be a make-or-break issue. Here at MW vehicle contracts (MWVC), we have a range of car, pickup and van leasing deals suitable for personal and business use. Our lease contracts can be tailored to suit your budget and preferences, with all vehicles delivered to your door free of charge anywhere in mainland UK. If you're looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle, read our latest article below to discover why more and more people are taking the plunge and going green.


On average, there are currently around 235,000 pure electric vehicles on the roads, and over 495,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEV's). Due to increasing customer demand, Government incentives and varied choices, more people are looking toward electric vehicles for their next car. Even Prince Charles drives an electric Jaguar, so they're even catching the attention of the most influential people in the country. Their low maintenance and tax-free incentive make them a desirable option, and by opting for a leasing agreement, you can save more money on the upfront cost.

Here at MWVC, we have a range of electric vehicles for lease, perfect for individuals and businesses alike who want to lower their carbon footprint. Like all our vehicle leasing contracts, after paying your initial rental, your monthly rentals will never change and will be tailored to your contract length and mileage. At the end of your contract, you simply return the vehicle and opt for a brand new one. To view our current car leasing deals, please visit us here.

The Emergence of Charging Points

A big issue that most drivers highlight before purchasing an electric vehicle is the apparent lack of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. This is a worry for those who like travelling long distances, or those who live in isolated areas. However, there are now more charging points scattered across the country than petrol stations, accommodating more electric vehicle drivers. However, this isn't the case for off-grid locations, although battery-powered technology is becoming more popular for these areas.

Leasing an electric vehicle is easily the cheapest way to drive a brand new model. Here at MWVC, we have a range of electric vehicle lease deals perfect for those looking to drive their very first electric or hybrid car. The Ford Fiesta hybrid is currently £171.41 per month inc. VAT, and is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to take those steps to a fully electric future. Although hybrids still use non-renewable fuel, they can lower consumption significantly, allowing you to make those steps to protect the environment.

Benefits of Leasing an Electric Vehicle

Leasing is the cheapest way to drive a brand-new vehicle, no matter which fuel it uses. In fact, vehicle leasing could even increase the demand for electric cars, as it provides an alternative that is much better value than buying upfront. Electric cars valued at less than £40,000 don't require road tax, another incentive provided by the Government to get more people to switch to electric vehicles. You can read our previous article concerning the benefits of leasing an electric vehicle here.

As an environmentally conscious leasing company, we want to encourage as many people as possible to switch to hybrid or electric vehicles. The all-new Nissan Leaf is fully electric and costs just £203.29 per month inc. VAT on a 48 month contract. In just shy of 10 years, electric and hybrid vehicles will be the only option to buy brand new, so why not make the change sooner rather than later? To make an inquiry about leasing an electric vehicle, please get in touch with a member of our team today by calling 0116 259 9548.