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  1. Car Cost Comparison Speadsheet

    General EV Discussion
    Hi all, I was reminded of this spreadsheet I made a while back for my own purposes to compare the costs of different ICE lease deals a few years back, and then a few months back I used it to compare the estimated costs of potential used car purchases, and then more recently to compare the costs...
  2. Used Zoe battery lease VS Used Nissan Leaf

    General EV Discussion
    Good afternoon everyone, im looking into buying and EV, but dont have much money. I do 40kms per day, so i need a battery lease with at least 13000km. Im presented at the moment with 2 options (both paying in 120 months), 1st: Renault Zoe Intense 240, from 2016, with 1135 Kms, for 14.900 Eur...
  3. Battery Lease vs. Buy Outright

    Renault ZOE
    Looking to buy a new Zoe ZE40 but I'm debating whether to lease the battery or buy it outright. The only reason I would not want the battery lease is that after 10+ years or so (time I hope to own the car for) whenever I decide to get rid of the car or part exchange it, the lease would not...
  4. Fleet / Company Car Orders

    Volkswagen ID.3
    I have posted about this previously in one of the other threads but thought it might be good to have a separate (probably quite niche!) thread for those of us hoping to lease. The previous info from my fleet account manager at VW Leeds was: "By the looks of our information we have so far from...
  5. Second hand or lease?

    General EV Discussion
    Hi all, after 2 years of campaigning we're finally due to get an EV charger in our village (for those of us without off street parking). My initial view was to lease an EV for a few years and then asses the extra vehicle options available in 2021/2022. However with a max budget of £300 per...
  6. LEAF leasing made easy and affordable - Octopus EV

    General EV Discussion
    Only Octopus bring together a handpicked range of the world’s best EVs, a team of impartial experts to help you choose (and get you a great price), your own smart charger that saves you money when you charge, 100% renewable electricity for your car and home, and a free support helpline for as...
  7. Cheapest Leaf around!? - NEW 40kWh Models

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    As I'm sure many of you will be aware, every model of the Nissan LEAF 40kWh went up in price by £500 at the end of December. Prior to this change, Octopus Electric Vehicles secured stock of new LEAF at the cheaper price for our customers. We are now offering, what we believe to be, some of the...
  8. Renault Fluence EV purchase advice

    General Renault Z.E. Discussion
    I'm interested to purchase my first EV. Spotted a Renault Fluence EV for sale but worried about the obvious battery longevity question. So scanned around this form, but have not yet found some of the answers to my questions; I'll enquire about the current range and SOH and have listed some...
  9. Nissan Leaf lease deal advice

    Nissan Leaf40
    Just about to take a lease out for the n-connecta version of the 2018 nissan leaf and wanted to know if this was a good deal or not? £2200 initial rental (6 months) £375 pcm 15000 miles PA 3 year rental What do you guys think? Is it a good deal or is there better ones out there? Cheers Dan
  10. Hire a zoe or a leaf. Anyone interested?

    Renault ZOE
    Hi A relative of mine owns a rental company usually all his cars are Mercs or Bmws for short term hire to Minicab drivers. He has told me he is getting some evs and would intend to lease them for cheap to anyone for a 12 months contract or more. Anyone interested to hire out a Renault zoe 22kw...
  11. PCP Versus Lease (I-Pace)

    Jaguar I-PACE
    Okay being doing some number crunching on the PCP Vs Lease question. Would like some advice on what people think? (Is the working okay, have I missed out something major?) (Firstly Jag's PCP on the website has gone down to 5.9% APR, but it looks like their final payment has gone up by £1k) To...
  12. Is this is great i-pace lease deal?

    Jaguar I-PACE
    I lease a Leaf as our local runaround car. Car goes back to Nissan end of March next year. So I'm starting to think about alternatives. Getting a new 40 kwh Leaf is an option, but I don't think the current lease costs are currently competitive. So my options I thought were to buy an ex-demo 40...
  13. Replacement Tyres .. nightmare

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    So my lease GTE Advance is close to need new front tyres. I've just passed 20k and expect perhaps another 1k before I hit the tread depth markers. As it's notoriously difficult to get any sensible quality tyres agreed by the lease company, anyone have any luck on getting what they want? I...
  14. For Sale Drive Electric - Nissan Leaf 40kw 2018- Leasing Opportunity

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Hello from the Drive Electric Team! We are pleased to announce we are offering a very competitive personal and business lease on the New Nissan Leaf 40kW, currently set for deliveries in March/April on stock vehicles and May/June for new orders. Here is our headline offer for the Nissan Leaf...
  15. For Sale Drive Electric - Kia Soul EV - Leasing Opportunity

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Hello from the Drive Electric Team! We are continuing our offering on the bigger battery model of the Kia Soul EV (18), currently set for deliveries in June/July. Here is our headline offer: PCH Kia Soul EV Hatchback 5dr (18 Model) 24 months 8000 mpa 6 months Initial Rental (£1198.32 - Inc...
  16. Drive Electric - Kia Soul EV 2018 - Leasing Opportunity

    Kia Soul EV
    Hello from the Drive Electric Team! We are continuing our offering on the bigger battery model of the Kia Soul EV (18), currently set for deliveries in June/July. I will be posting this in the classifieds page as well but thought you guys might want to know this is still on. Here is our...
  17. NEW LEAF 40, Test drive of new leaf and thoughts.

    General Nissan EV Discussion
    Hi all, I had a unplanned test drive today of the new leaf tenka and would like to share my thoughts and PCP and PCH quote for a leaf tenka over 36 months with 3k down. Options Black, pro park. Cost. PCP £412 PCH £ 335 Likes... Very quite smooth ride . Felt solid to drive. New style looks...
  18. Switching to battery lease on used car

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hello, I am thinking of buying a used Leaf. I am tempted to try and find one where the battery is owned outright rather than leased. What I would like to know and haven't been able to find out is if after some time the battery degrades to the point where it is no longer usable, can I replace...
  19. For Sale Mercedes B250e Contract hire...

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Hi all, We have one Mercedes B-Class B250e available for Contract Hire (business or personal). Personal Contract Hire: From £329 /month (inc.VAT) £1,980 initial rental (inc. VAT) Business Contract Hire: From £269 / month (+VAT) £1,620 initial rental (+VAT) Terms*: Hire term: 36 months...
  20. If a public Polar post was your only option...

    Renault ZOE
    ....would you still buy a Zoe? I can’t have a home charger but there are two Polar posts right outside my flat. Am I mad thinking about buying a Zoe on battery lease? My concern is that constant charging from a public post might invalidate the lease and/or knacker the battery. I seem to recall...
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