Fuel Guide

With more and more electric vehicles on the road it’s only natural that some explanation is needed to explain the difference between the options available. With electric vehicle sales more than doubling in recent years, it's easy to see that more and more people are opting for the zero emission, plant friendly option. But there can also be a lot of information to digest about these types of cars that are popping up everywhere. Here at MWVC, we have tried to bring together that information in a quick and easily digested format so you can make an informed decision before you lease your new electric vehicle.

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Electric Leasing

There are many different types of electric vehicles, the first that probably springs to mind is a battery electric vehicle, or BEV. These are charged from a charging point, either at home using a domestic socket or from a public charging network provider. They have no tailpipe and zero emissions (and some fantastic tax benefits) and they have a driving range dependent on the battery size - however most electric batteries are made with a good range these days and a range of over 100 miles is not uncommon.


Low Running Costs
Strong Acceleration
Tax benefits
Very quiet


Range Anxiety
Limited Charging Points
Long Charging Times

Hybrid Leasing

Hybrid vehicles are sometimes referred to as ‘self charging’ as they have a petrol or diesel engine and it charges the electric battery as you drive. You can not charge these at home or in a public charging point. Hybrids still produce CO2 emissions, although they are lower than a standard car, and the battery range of the electric part is significantly less than an electric vehicle as the engine is its main source of power.


Good round town economy
No need to plug in
Lower Emissions


Poor motorway fuel economy
Little to none electric only range
Less responsive drive
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Plug-in Leasing

A plug-in hybrid vehicle, or PHEV offers the best of both worlds and uses batteries to power the electric motor and either petrol or diesel to power the engine. You can plug in and charge (as the name suggests) in the same way as an electric vehicle, and get a range of about 35 miles on a charge, ideal if you are doing lots of short trips, like the school run or just nipping to the shops or office. When using the electric motor you will not be producing any CO2 emissions. Plug-in hybrid vehicles use the electric battery charge first and then switch to the fuel engine once depleted. This is a perfect car to bridge the gap, as most of your daily journeys can be done in electric mode and the longer urban trips using fuel.


Both plugin and regenerative charging
No range anxiety
Low BiK


Poor fuel economy when battery depleted
Heavy batteries
Long charge time relative to range