Why Start Electric?

LeasePlan offers a wide variety of electric vehicles, home and office charging solutions and services. Mr. E, LeasePlan’s EV expert is here to explain you everything you need to know from driving an electric vehicle to how charging works.

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Range Let Mr. E explain you about range of an electric vehicle. Small changes in your driving habits and a bit of planning ahead of long trips will help you driving an EV. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ub_RN9p-PM&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=3).Home Charging Charging at home during the night is the best way to have a full battery for the next day. Mr. E. explains the installing and managing of your private home charger. Watch the video [ here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp5S4G_xQHo&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=4).Charging at work Charging at work is a good solution if you have limited options and one of the cheapest way of charging. Mr. E explains how this works.  Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH14kvYrD-U&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=5).Charging at public places In Europe there are more than 150,000 public chargers and a growing number of these are fast-charging poles. Let Mr. E explain you how to find them, how to use them and how to pay. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGpQFiewCkY&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=6). Standard Charging Most of the time EV driver will charge their car with a normal speed charger.  Mr. E show you how to connect your cable, how to unplug and how long it takes to charge. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zTFq9WOdGA&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=7).Fast Charging Mr. E review the fast chargers: charging time, how to plug and unplug the cable and he provides tips on fast charging.  Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFXZgnDZ_dI&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=8).Tesla Supercharger The Superchargers of Tesla work slightly different than other fast chargers. Let Mr. E. explain you the differences.   Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCODB_hbqIc&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=9).Charging time Several factors have to be taken into account when calculating the charging time of your EV. Let Mr. E walk you through it and show you the average charging times. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JODTot4C7m0&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=10).Where to charge your EV When you want to know where to charge, go to [mobie.pt](targetBlank:http://www.mobie.pt/map) website which will provide you with all the information on the closest charging stations. Let Mr. E explain you how this works. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Mk76gZQ5c&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=11).What if the pole doesn't work What if your charging pole doesn’t work? Follow this checklist of Mr. E. to solve the issues you may encounter when charging your EV. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cus5KFrP5No&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=13).Battery Mr. E addresses all the topics surrounding EV batteries: costs of batteries, location in the car, energy consumption and he provide tips on charging and the health of the battery. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBcbmUZFDz0&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=14).Driving your EV Mr. E shows you how driving electric is and what is different from driving an traditional fuel car. He explains concepts such as one-pedal driving and show how to start an EV. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onlus1GQKMA&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=15).Driving tips Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZ3GTEBN-o&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=16).LeasePlan charging app The LeasePlan Charging app (available soon in Portugal) will not only help you find the nearest charging station but allows you to see the number of poles at any station, the charging speed per pole, the directions, and so much more. Mr. E. shows and reviews the app.  Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8HaQXAmPCA&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=17).Costs An electric vehicle is more affordable than you think, in some cases even cheaper than traditional petrol or diesel cars. Allow Mr. E to talk you through the total cost of ownership and discuss any misconceptions you may have. Additionally, you can consult our study [Motorizations 2.0](targetBlank:https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/leaseplan.pt/eventos/LeasePlan-Motorizacoes-2-0.pdf ), developed by our Consulting team. Watch the video [here](targetBlank:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1qAjMSmNE&list=PLdXM-r6XW_udzH5qCoZonMBzez_HPqttq&index=2).

Seven reasons to start driving electric

  1. sustainabilitySustainability

    Switching to electric is better for the environment. With no tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles can improve air quality and overall have lower CO2 emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles.

  2. travelAbroadBusiness continuity

    Cities are limiting the entry of combustion engines in their centres because of the damaging pollutants in fuel. Low emission zones are already in place in more than 200 cities including London, Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Stockholm. Electric vehicles ensure that you can still access low emission zones.

  3. milageRange

    The range of electric vehicles is increasing and is sufficient for most daily usage of drivers without the need for extra charging on the way. Latest generation electric vehicles offer a realistic mileage above 200km up to 500km.

  4. accidentReturnAvailability

    More electric vehicle makes and models are becoming available. Car manufacturers are investing more in electric vehicles and almost all popular makes are planning to have one or more electric models in their range.

  5. carFinancingEuroCosts

    The time when electric cars were not affordable is in the past! Contact us for the prices of electric vehicles to understand what electric driving means for your costs.

  6. happyCustomerDriver satisfaction

    Drivers of electric vehicles are more satisfied. Driving an electric car is fun, easy and exciting thanks to ‘one pedal driving’. Drivers also enjoy the silent driving mode of electric cars and can also positively contribute to the environment.

  7. fiscalAdviceEuroTaxation

    Government initiatives are making electric driving more attractive with drivers paying less tax.

Start driving electric with LeasePlan: What do we offer?

We provide an end-to-end solution



LeasePlan provides a complete service with your electric vehicle. From helping you to pick the right electric vehicle for your needs to financing, maintenance and insurance.


Charging solutions

All charging solutions that you need for your electric vehicles, can be delivered by LeasePlan. This way, you only have one single point of contact for all the logistics that come with an electric vehicle.


Implementation services

Switching to an electric car, has a few steps. . LeasePlan will actively support you during the entire process with driver support, questions about your charging solutions, and all other practicalities.

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