The latest EV news comes from the government announcement to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK. For the time being, hybrid vehicles are not included in this. However, to reach our goal of being carbon neutral, a bid to ban new hybrid vehicles being sold after this time, is now being discussed. The announcement hit individuals that have not even considered switching to an EV the hardest. Is it now time to start thinking about it, would you hire an electric car instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE) car?
CAR MANUFACTURERS MAKING ONLY ELECTRIC VEHICLES BY 2030
Since the announcement, car manufacturers are signing up to electrify their whole fleet by not only 2030, but some are looking to have it in place by 2025. It’s crazy to think, that’s only 4 years away! Let’s take a look at some of them, and which electric cars are available.
The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo is one of the most recent brands to announce that they are planning to become a full electric car company by 2030. In order to reduce their carbon footprint, and in line with government regulations, they will be committed to working towards a fully electric fleet.
By 2025, they will be looking to have 50% of its global sales to consist of pure electric cars, and the rest being hybrids for now. Henrik Green, the chief technology officer at Volvo has stated that “there is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine”. We definitely agree with this, and hope other drivers will also start to believe this.
So which electric cars are currently available from the Volvo brand?
The Volvo XC40 is the first fully electric car from Volvo. The XC40 was rolled out to the UK in 2020. With an estimated range of just under 260 miles on a full charge, and a 0 – 60 mph in 4.7, would the Volvo electric SUV be the perfect car for you?
Ford has promised to have every model in their European fleet to be available as either a plugin hybrid (PHEV) or an electric vehicle by mid 2026. Then the main aim is to offer a fully electric fleet by 2030.
Currently, the only EV due to enter the market is the Mustang Mach-e in 2021. Of course this is going to be such a hugely talked about car. Turning the ultimate, sporty combustion engine counterpart, into a zero emitting EV. It’s definitely got the petrol head’s backs up. Ford also toyed with the manufacturing of an electric car back in 2013, however the market was nowhere near ready for that type of technology yet. The Ford Focus electric went down like a lead balloon. However we can’t wait to see the fully electric fleet from Ford in the near future!
Mini will be offering an all electric fleet from 2030 as well. Their last ICE car is due to be rolled out in 2025. It is also predicted that at least 50% of their sales will be of electric vehicles by 2027. However their owner, BMW will not be taking the same approach, and here’s why.
BMW took to the electric vehicle market very early on, and released the i3 and the i8. With sales being lower than predicted, BMW wants to wait until they think the world is ready for change. Manufacturing an electric car can be very costly, and after experiencing the loss of sales they don’t want to rush to a fully electric fleet.
For now, drivers can experience the following pure electric cars from Mini and BMW:
- Mini Electric
- BMW i3, i3S and the iX3
- BMW i8
Back in February, Jaguar announced that they are actually planning to have a fully electric fleet by 2025. In order to reduce their emissions they want to only sell pure electric vehicles! Following on in their footsteps, the Jaguar Land Rover brand will also be aiming to fully electrify all models by 2030.
At present, Jaguar only has one electric car which is the Jaguar I-Pace, but it is certainly a fantastic EV. We may have a few Jaguar’s I-Pace’s on our hire fleet, but by no means are we biased at all?!
With an average range of 210 miles, the Jaguar I-Pace is perfect for the short trips into town, plus the longer road trips with the family. What will be the new EV available from Jaguar?
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE HIRING OVER BUYING AN ELECTRIC CAR?
Why hire an electric car instead of buying, we hear you ask? It’s now even simpler to experience an electric car without the hefty price tag that currently comes with it. At EVision, customers can hire an electric can on a flexible basis. Whether you only need a 3 day hire, 3 months or even 3 years, we can arrange car hire to suit your needs.
When you hire an electric car instead, you won’t need to worry about paying for maintenance and servicing costs. It’s easier to stay in control of your finances when you only have a monthly payment to think about.
Find out more about what EVision can offer you if you choose to hire an electric car.
BENEFITS OF HIRING FROM EVISION
Most of our benefits are advantageous for long term hires. For hires over 12 months, customers will enjoy the following perks:
We will provide customers with a free vehicle charging point. The only thing that needs to be done is to get it installed. Whether it’s at a workplace or your home, never be without a car charger again!
Unlike most vehicle rental companies we won’t cap your mileage. We want you to enjoy the vehicle, not sit and look at it. Here at EVision we will offer all customers with hires over 12 months, 10,000 miles per annum. Any hires under 12 months will be subject to 150 miles per day.
Hire from EVision without the worry of forking out additional charges for maintenance and servicing costs. We will cover all maintenance and service costs, including tyre wear. Allowing you to experience the electric vehicle.
When you sign up to become an account customer with EVision we won’t require an initial upfront deposit for the hire. We will also not require you to send over your ID and essential driving documents every time you wish to take out a hire. If this is something you want to find out more about, or wish to sign up, we can do this with a click of a button.
Sounds great? Now’s the time to start thinking about your hire, and which car you would like to rent.
CONTACT THE TEAM AT EVISION ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO HIRE AN ELECTRIC CAR
If electric cars are appealing to you, and you think it’s time to change then contact the team today via email or call us on: 01634 914063. We are more than happy to provide you with a quote for a short or long term rental, and talk you through exactly what you’ll get when you hire from EVision. Hires can also be booked and paid for directly on our website.
If you’re thinking about buying an electric car, we find that some of our customers like to hire an electric car for a month or so to get used to it, before they fully commit. If the price of an electric car is still out of your budget, our sister company EV Sales, has a range of EVs for sale. Check them out!