Perfect power: LeasePlan’s top 10 EVs from 2021
2021 will be remembered as the year that electric cars magnetized the market in a big way. Not only have the current line of EVs and hybrids continued to shock with incredible new designs, but they have surged ahead in terms of range and can now hold their own against their petrol counterparts. With the year seeing so many new vehicles ready for leasing, the LeasePlan teem put together a round-up of the year’s most popular motors for your consideration.
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Polestar 2: Ethics meets innovation
The newest member of this young Swedish family truly is a car unlike any other. Its avant-garde lines hint at an exceptional top speed of 205km and seamless digital connectivity – it’s the first car to have inbuilt Google apps. Three years from now, the Polestar 2 still be trendy!
Tesla Model 3: Full self-driving capabilities
Tesla is zooming ahead so fast, regulators have a hard time keeping up. The five-seater, all-electric Model 3 delivers a thrilling driving experience with quick, precise steering worthy of a sports car. With a range of 430km and autonomous hardware to support those long commutes when self-driving becomes legal where you are. You could do worse, but it would be hard to do better.
Tesla Model Y: Engineered for action
Part SUV and part egg, the Tesla Model Y turns heads on the road with its standout styling. But Elon Musk’s futuristic new pleasure wagon wins plaudits for its roomy interiors, embedded entertainment, driver-assist tech, and zippy performance, with 0-100 in 3.7 seconds on the Performance version. This is the best of Tesla in a single car.
Skoda Enyaq iV: Playful, practical and pure EV
Built on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Platform, the compact and smart Skoda Enyaq iV covers a range of up to 500km in five different power variants. Low rolling resistance tyres and outstanding aerodynamics make for fun, sustainable driving, while 19-inch alloys and keyless entry are tempting little details.
Kia EV6: Daring outside, innovative inside
An attractive crossover with big hatchback vibes, the EV6 is an exciting departure from the trend for big, bloated vehicles. Kia’s first dedicated electric car is fun and fast with a modest a modest footprint. Built on the new electric-global modular platform, the SUV crossover has a standard range of at least 400km and comes with augmented-reality HUD.
Volvo Recharge XC40: Award-winning all rounder
The Scandinavian pure-electric premium SUV pulls out all the stops to establish dominance with one of the most awarded all-wheel-drive mid-sized cars on the market. Available in both EV and hybrid versions, this powerful but responsible XC40 is one of the most competitively priced leases available.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Back to the Future
Angular lines inspired by game culture – this is a car for design fans. Besides the stunning, much-talked-about lighting design, the Ioniq 5 manages the feat of combining impressive performance with agile and accurate steering. All with a range of up to 481km on the long-range version.
Mustang Mach-e: A legend for our times
The Mach-E lives up to the Mustang legend in more ways than one. The eye-catching and well-equipped mid-size SUV tops out with a range of up to 610 km and plenty of power, channelling all the spunk of its predecessors, just without the carbon emissions.
Audi Q4 e-tron: Mobility for every day
Fascinatingly futuristic, Audi’s eagerly awaited 100% electric compact SUVsits tough and muscular on the street, while oozing innovative deals and sporty functionality on the inside. A head-up display with augmented reality complements a WLTP range of up to 520km, so you have a car for everything and everyone.
Volkswagen ID.4: Groovy but functional
In keeping with its ‘for the people’ motto, the new ID.4 is a typical VW with a few future-forward touches, designed to help petrolheads make the switch to a clean future. Clean, aerodynamic lines complement a spacious family-friendly interior. The EV does 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and travels up to 400 km between charges.