Renting electric vehicles
Electric vehicles are part of the group of vehicles known as zero emissions, which, due to their clean environment, contribute to the reduction of emissions of harmful gases to the environment, as well as the reduction of noise pollution, since they are quieter vehicles than the combustion engines.
Although only vehicles powered by 100% electricity are currently considered electric, cars with mixed technologies, hybrids, are available in the market. Learn about the three types of typologies:
Electric (EV) - 100% electric vehicles without combustion engine, emitting CO2, representing the cleanest alternative for a sustainable future.
Hybrids (HEV) - vehicle with two engines: electric and combustion. The electric motor acts as a support for the combustion impeller, having very short battery life. Electric motorization can regenerate energy through inertia or braking, working to reduce average consumption.
Plug-in hybrids (PHEV) - vehicles that may operate on an electric or combustion engine. This way you can start your trip with the electric motor (usually the battery allows up to 50km) and, when necessary, switch to the combustion engine. Charging can be done easily in the electric charging stations. When you are making use of the electric motor, there are no CO2 emissions.
The range (number of kilometers) varies depending on the size of the battery and the efficiency of the vehicle.A fully charged 40kWh battery allows up to a 200 - 250 km drive, while a 64kWh battery allows significantly longer range (350 to 400km).Speed is largely responsible for the consumption of most of the battery, so remember to drive within limits and you may also be aware of some factors that influence battery life:
Charging speed depends on a number of factors, including: vehicle type, battery power, vehicle charging capacity and the type of charging station used. When charging the car with a standard power outlet, it takes 5-10 hours of charging time. But when you use a fast charging station, which is mostly found on freeways, it takes about 30 minutes to charge 80% of the battery. Estimated load time by load type:
There are several types of plugs for electric vehicles:
Alternating current (AC)
Direct Current (DC)
Home and/or Office Charger
More and more electrical vehicles will be available in the next two years. Currently, we offer the following EVs:
If you are not able to recharge at home, you can use a public charging point. More and more charging points are being installed in Europe with 70,000 public charging points at the moment. Use our LeasePlan charging app or go to www.plugsurfing.com for a handy list of all the charging points in Europe.
Yes, this is possible. Using our LeasePlan charging app you can see all charge points abroad with a current network of 70,000+ public chargers.
Electric Mobility Card
The LeasePlan Electric Mobility Card, in partnership with the main energy operators in the market, allows you to make use of the chargers of the public electric mobility network (MOBI.E). With this credit card, you benefit from special discounts and a single invoice with all your fleet shipments.
Mobi.E is the regulator of the Portuguese public loading network.
In order to gain access to the public charging network, electric vehicle users (UVE) must enter into a contract with an Electric Mobility Energy Trader (CEME) responsible for issuing a mobility card. With this card, UVEs will be able to make use of any public network charging point, regardless of the Charging Station Operator (OPC) used. Thus, there is no contractual relationship between UVE and OPC, but between UVE and CEME.
With the LeasePlan Electric Mobility Card, get rid of all the burden associated with your card hiring and management process, LeasePlan does it all for you!
The card can be used at all points in the public network, which has over 1,250 charging points. In addition to petrol station charging stations, you can also find parking lot stations, shopping malls, hotels and airports.
For available charging points see the MOBI.E website at www.mobie.pt
There are currently two typologies of charging stations in the public network, normal charging stations, and fast charging stations. The use of the first typology of (normal) posts is free at this stage, and the second is paid. The cost of charging to the public network at a fast charge station is:
To these costs will be added VAT at the legal rate in force, and any other taxes, fees, charges or contributions applicable to the supply of electricity for electric mobility.
Combustion Vehicle Days
Mobility is guaranteed with the combustion vehicle days plafond. For long weekends, holidays or long trips, you can always count on a combustion vehicle. An option that gives electric vehicle drivers more flexibility.
To request a combustion vehicle simply contact Customer Service at 800 20 42 98 and make your reservation.
Please note that for LeasePlan to be able to guarantee the availability of your vehicle, a reservation must be made at least 30 days in advance. If the reservation is made with a shorter deadline, your reservation request will always be subject to stock availability at the time of order.
LeasePlan offers two packages of days per year, 15 and 30 days. The customer can choose the one that best suits their needs.
LeasePlan intends to provide the customer with as much flexibility as possible, so there are no minimum number of rental days. If you do not use all days in one year, they are automatically transferred to the following year. Total flexibility for you!
Be sure to make your reservation to ensure availability at the desired time!