When EV's first entered the marketplace, it's fairly safe to say that not everyone took them completely seriously.
It has taken the majority of British motorists a while to embrace the idea of all-electric cars. In the early days, take-up rates were poor - range anxiety was just too much of an issue. But with cars boasting more miles per charge with every incarnation, and an increasingly viable network of charging stations, the public has really started to warm to them.
But electric vehicle sales are most definitely on the up, and they're set to stay that way.
SMMT Vehicle Data for EV & AFV (Electric Vehicle and Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles) Registrations shows that BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) sales have spiked dramatically, up by an astonishing 144 per cent in 2019.
Perhaps it's a sense of environmental consciousness that's finally caught up with us, notwithstanding the fact that government financial incentives are just too tempting to ignore. Going Electric can save businesses, company car drivers and individuals a LOT of money, particularly from April 2020.
And we're not just talking fuel.
April 2020 electric vehicle EV BEV company car tax savings
Effective from 6th April 2020, electric vehicles will be exempt from BIK (Benefit-in-Kind) Company Car Tax. Drivers will be eligible to save even more money on all types of eco-friendly vehicles - not just BEV's - including efficient hybrid cars.
Save money on electric cars | Fleet users and special leasing deals
Andrew Frisby, Managing Director, All Vehicle Contracts Limited, said;
"As a leading vehicle leasing provider, we are seeing a sharp increase in enquiries and follow-through orders from business users in particular who are looking to drive a new electric car. Fleet clients are attracted to the substantial amounts of money they will save as a result of the incentives that running EV vehicles come with.
"Working with our portfolio of funders and UK main dealers, we have negotiated excellent terms across a wide range of vehicles - there really is an environmentally and wallet-friendly motoring choice for everyone.
"It is easy to quote online via our website and view eco-friendly vehicle offers, including market-leading Audi e-tron SUV deals for clients seeking an executive option, great spec, low-cost MG ZS Exclusive EV Hatchbacks and the ever-popular VW Golf in electric 99kW e Golf form."
Instant online quotes on electric vehicles | Great deals from All Vehicle Contracts Limited
Quote online across an entire range of EV and eco-friendly cars and vans on AVC's website by clicking here. Customise your requirements and tailor-make your quotation to suit your needs in a matter of seconds.
Enquire online or contact one of our dedicated team on 01902 353393 - find out how All Vehicle Contracts Limited can save you money on your motoring costs today.
Watch this space for our next EV feature article in a special series, which will include some special, limited-time contract hire and leasing offers on qualifying vehicles. We will also be covering the savings that can be made in more detail, publishing the April 2020 to 2023 new bands and tax rates, helping to take the guess-work out of what savings can be made if you decide to make the change to electric motoring!
All Vehicle Contracts Ltd Published: Jan 29 2020