- Nissan LEAF on MyElectric Avenue social trial. 18 months PCP. Around £500 down, £200-ish a month. Almost a zero-cash no brainer (vs. ICE savings) to dip a toe in the EV owning waters. Very happy with 18 month term as for same reason above I think 18 months may have far superior technology at similar value proposition that I'd rather be driving.
- Outlander PHEV on company car scheme. This is the one that bothers me, my company has a 4 year term. I think I may struggle to live with this car for 4 years unless it becomes a very short range run-around BEV and occasional petrol towing car, whilst the LEAF is replaced with something meatier in the 2 year timeframe. Or, I leave the company within 4 years and hand it back! I forget the complexities of cost, tax and trade-down payments I receive but its effectively costing me around £300 per month for zero downpayment vs. taking the cash allowance but that includes all servicing, tyres, insurance, maintenance. Cost goes up a bit in years 2-4 if the government stick with their planned BIK tax increases for ULEV vehicles.