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  • Leased EV Running Costs

    It seems that every new EV release is accompanied by some fairly impressive improvements, particularly in battery performance. For example “the new Renault Zoe has taken advantage of denser cells to increase the ZOE’s battery capacity from 41kWh to 52kWh without physically increasing its size. The result is an all electric range that rises from 186 miles to 242 miles - an increase of around 30 per cent” (Auto Express review). It also has introduced a fast charge capability.

    No wonder EV leasing is popular, as it would avoid getting stuck with old technology. It is reminiscent of the early days of mobile phones when contracts enabled consumers to acquire a new model every couple of years. Some day outright purchase of an EV will make better sense, just as savvy mobile users are ditching contracts and getting SIM only deals for their current mobile.

    So it would be very interesting to know the real life leasing costs of running an EV?

    Would anyone like to share the cost/mile over the lifetime of their lease? It would be helpful to state what is included (e.g. insurance, servicing, breakdown cover etc.) to enable comparisons to be made.
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  • It seems that every new EV release is accompanied by some fairly impressive improvements, particularly in battery performance. For example “the new Renault Zoe has taken advantage of denser cells to increase the ZOE’s battery capacity from 41kWh to 52kWh without physically increasing its size. The result is an all electric range that rises from 186 miles to 242 miles - an increase of around 30 per cent” (Auto Express review). It also has introduced a fast charge capability.

    No wonder EV leasing is popular, as it would avoid getting stuck with old technology. It is reminiscent of the early days of mobile phones when contracts enabled consumers to acquire a new model every couple of years. Some day outright purchase of an EV will make better sense, just as savvy mobile users are ditching contracts and getting SIM only deals for their current mobile.

    So it would be very interesting to know the real life leasing costs of running an EV?

    Would anyone like to share the cost/mile over the lifetime of their lease? It would be helpful to state what is included (e.g. insurance, servicing, breakdown cover etc.) to enable comparisons to be made.