An electric vehicle costs much less to drive, produces fewer emissions, and creates a much smaller carbon footprint than a conventional petrol or diesel-powered car. At LeasePlan, we make it easy to lease the latest electric vehicles from the top manufacturers. Whether you want to drive a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fully electric vehicle, we’ve got the car to fit your lifestyle. Choose from our wide selection of business and private lease options.
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FAQs about electric drivingWhat is an electric vehicle? An electric vehicle, also known as an EV, uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. The energy used to drive an EV is stored in the battery and the battery is charged at a charging station (at home, in the office or in public).What are the differences with an internal combustion engine vehicle? EVs differ in more facets than just size and engine power of combustion engine vehicles. For example, an EV has: •A quiet engine and automatic transmission with only one gear •No tailpipe emissions •More interior space due to the lack of a large engine •A battery that needs to be recharged. Charging infrastructure is therefore a mustHow safe are electrical vehicles? Electric vehicles are approved for all safety factors, just like conventional vehicles. In the event of a collision, there is a possibility that some parts may receive an active charge or that short-circuiting causes an electrical fire, though the safety precautions and construction have limited this risk to an absolute minimum.Can I get electrocuted if I have an accident? An electric car, just like any other car, has also been tested for safety. In the event of an accident, there is a risk that parts of an electric vehicle will be electrically powered or that a fire will start as a result of a short circuit, although the chance of this happening is very small due to safety features and construction.Do I need to adjust my fire insurance if I install a home charging station? It is sufficient to report this to your insurer.
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