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Beth Twigg

Beth Twigg

Beth is a Digital Copywriter in the Carparison marketing team, tasked with creating great articles to keep you both entertained and informed. She has two years previous experience, but has been writing and scribbling for much longer.

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Hit the (business) ground running with these electric car lease deals

Electric cars are the way forward for businesses. With the market becoming more competitive, you're spoilt for choice - whether you're after a new fleet of cars or just need something for the daily commute.

The benefits of switching to electric car leasing are numerous, and all the old arguments are swiftly getting squashed.

Though they can be a little pricier, you save money on fuel, benefit-in-kind tax (BiK), day-to-day running costs, and Low Emission and Ultra Low Emission zone charges.

And with more businesses providing electric charging ports, you'll never have to worry about being without juice.

It's a win/win situation all around.

Every year brings incredible new EV releases from manufacturers across the board. There's something for everyone in the increasingly crowded market, whether you love the premium German brands, want a compact city run-around, or need a full fleet for your drivers.

We've rounded up our favourite electric cars that are perfect for business leasing, so all you have to do is find the right agreement. Easy as pie. 

Tesla Model 3

1. Tesla Model 3 - 360 miles

Range? Tick. Exhilarating power? Tick. Luxe, yet comfortable and spacious cabin? Tick.

There isn't a box that the Tesla Model 3 doesn't tick, with Tesla business lease deals growing in popularity. And for good reason! Tesla was the first to hit the market with a 'range first' approach, knocking their competitors out of the water with some impressive figures.

And while other manufacturers have caught up, Tesla still continues to dominate the EV market with some of the best offerings.

The Model 3 is crammed full of the latest tech, with a minimalist cabin dominated by a 15-inch infotainment system with an internet browser, car information handouts, and even games. 

For the best bang for your buck, opt for the Long Range AWD model - its 88kWh battery gives you a claimed range of 360 miles and a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds.

Browse our latest Tesla Model 3 lease deals

Nissan LEAF

2. Nissan LEAF - 235 miles

Did you know that 'Leaf' is an acronym?

Standing for 'Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family vehicle' (we're guessing Nissan LEFAFV didn't have quite the same ring), it's a big claim for a small car.

But Nissan isn't wrong to reach for such giddy heights.

A Nissan Leaf lease is still one of the best routes into the EV market if you're looking for a reliable, affordable, practical vehicle.

With a claimed range of 235 miles, plenty of space for daily life, and a comfortable drive (even on longer motorway journeys), the Nissan Leaf is still a world leader and a fantastic option for business car leasing.

Browse our best-selling Nissan Leaf lease deals

Electric cars are great for businesses for a couple of reasons. Reduced benefit-in-kind tax for the employee means that electric vehicles are better for personal tax.

Running costs are also reduced - there are no fuel bills, only the cost of the electricity to charge the car. Electric vehicles can also go longer between services and are much more efficient; making those savings rack up as your emissions go down.

- Andy Tomlinson, Transaction Manager

Volkswagen ID.3

3. Volkswagen ID.3 - 330 miles

One of the best electric hatchbacks on the market, the Volkswagen ID.3 gets the basics right - competitive price, stylish looks, and a comfortable, practical cabin. 

It's at its best when zipping around town, making it perfect for the daily commute - and the top Pro S 77kWh battery model with a claimed 330-mile range will keep you going through the work week with minimal charging needed.

It's larger than the Golf, so there's plenty of room for daily life, and the clever interior storage keeps all your odds and ends tucked away. Other highlights of a VW ID.3 lease include the wealth of technology keeping you connected on the go, space for five adults - including a flat floor in the rear so there'll be no arguments over foot space - and a competitive 385L boot.

Browse our best Volkswagen ID.3 lease deals

Renault ZOE

4. Renault ZOE - 230 miles

The Renault ZOE was revolutionary when it launched, and it's still one of the best electric city cars on the market.

Well-priced, good-looking, and highly practical, it ticks all the right boxes.

Renault boasts that the ZOE has a 230-mile range, and with a rapid 50kW charger, it can recoup 80% of the battery in 80 minutes.

It's an excellent choice for an everyday company car - it's nippy enough to run around town with ease, but it's just as comfortable on the motorway.

Browse our best Renault ZOE lease deals

Hyundai Ioniq 5

5. Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 300 miles

One of the coolest-looking EVs on the market, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 blends retro with futuristic, resulting in a vehicle with bags of practicality, performance, and personality.

Not only is it desirable but it's also - compared to rivals - competitively priced and boasts a claimed range of 280 miles on the top 73kWh battery model. The cabin is well-designed and well-finished, with plenty of room for five adults and a comprehensive infotainment system.

Hyundai has long been at the front of the pack for well-built, practical electric cars but the Ioniq 5 takes these years of learning and pushes the Korean brand further, presenting a real competitor to premium rivals.

With a generous amount of standard kit and advanced safety systems, the Ioniq 5 is an excellent choice for your next Hyundai lease deal

Browse our best Hyundai Ioniq 5 lease deals

Polestar 2

6. Polestar 2 - 335 miles

The Polestar 2 burst onto the electric market with a bang, shooting the former Volvo performance brand straight to the top of many people's wish lists. 

It's a fresh-looking machine, blending high levels of desirability with practical features that just make sense. The best model for a Polestar business lease is the Long Range Single Motor model, delivering a claimed range of 335 miles with its 78kWh battery.

The Polestar 2 is a fantastic option if you want something that performs as well as it looks. Polestar wasted no time on developing fluffy bits, instead focusing on getting the basics right and developing a real sense of fun.

Browse our best-selling Polestar 2 lease deals

Ford Mustang Mach-e

7. Ford Mustang Mach-e - 379 miles

Funky, practical, refined - the Ford Mustang Mach-e is a strong rival to Tesla.

With its comfortable and spacious cabin, generous amounts of kit (including a 15.5-inch infotainment system), and 402L of boot space, the Mach-e doesn't compromise on either performance or practicality. The RWD Extended Range variant offers a claimed range of 379 miles - making it a fantastic option for a Ford business lease.

It's great fun to shoot down a long motorway with and has enough power to keep you firmly planted in your seat and the smile firmly planted on your face.

Browse our best Ford Mustang Mach-e lease deals

Vauxhall Corsa-e

8. Vauxhall Corsa-e - 209 miles

If you love the traditional Vauxhall Corsa, then you'll love the all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e.

All the joy of the traditional combustion engine model, but with all the benefits that come with an electric car lease - reduced running costs, zero emissions, the lowest rates of BiK tax - there is little not to like about the Vauxhall Corsa-e.

It's an affordable route into the electric car market, particularly with a Vauxhall lease deal which rolls your car payments into a monthly sum. Vauxhall claim the Corsa-e has a range of 209-miles, making it perfect for a company car.

There have been a few changes from the ICE version, mostly to make room for the battery, but for Corsa fans, this electric alternative is the perfect route into an electric future. 

Browse our best Vauxhall Corsa-e lease deals

Kia e-Niro

9. Kia e-Niro - 292 miles

One of the best all-rounders on the market, the Kia e-Niro is the electric car that can do it all.

With comfort, range, and performance all wrapped up in one good-looking package, the e-Niro is a fantastic choice for a competitively priced car lease.

For the best range, you'll want to opt for the 64kWh battery model, with its claimed range of 292 miles and performance so powerful you'll be smiling for days.

If it's a practical, mid-sized electric SUV you're after for your next business lease, you need to look no further than the Kia e-Niro. 

Browse our best-selling Kia e-Niro lease deals

Skoda Octavia

10. Skoda Octavia iV (PHEV) - 47 miles

While not a fully electric car, the Skoda Octavia iV makes for a fantastic company car.

More affordable than its premium-badged rivals, a Skoda business lease is a fantastic option if you're looking for something practical, stylish, and comfortable. Its PHEV abilities even mean that you'll be able to travel up to 47 miles on the electric engine alone - more than enough for the average commute.

You'll reap all the rewards of switching from ICE to PHEV - reduced running costs, reduced company car tax, reduced vehicle emissions - but without having to compromise on losing the combustion engine power.

Browse our best-selling Skoda Octavia lease deals

10 of the best electric cars for businesses 

  • Tesla Model 3
  • Ford Mustang Mach-e
  • Polestar 2
  • Renault ZOE
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Volkswagen ID.3
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Skoda Octavia iV