Electric & Hybrid Car Leasing
Green is where the future is. In recent years hybrid & electric engine technology has developed to a point where making the switch is a perfectly viable motoring option and in a lot of cases, a beneficial one. With atmospheric CO2 levels at a record high and increasing, the UK Government has been penalising the use of high CO2 emitting & conventional fuel powered vehicles while rewarding the use of greener hybrid & electric vehicles.
At Autograph, we are specialists in hybrid and electric motoring. We have been helping businesses reduce their fleet emissions as well as helping private individuals reduce benefit-in-kind (BiK) tax introduced on company car users and negating congestion charges by going green.
The different types of green engines
Discover the differences in the different types of hybrid & electric vehicles.
Hybrid (Self Charging)
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEVs) are currently one of the most common electrified/green vehicles. Hybrid engines use both petrol & electric energy to power the motor. Vehicles using hybrid engines seamlessly transitions between its electric vehicle mode & its conventional fuel method to obtain its best fuel economy. These hybrid engines are self-charging, using regenerative breaking and charge on the move. Petrol Hybrids usually boasts a higher mile per gallon than a standard petrol vehicle as well as lower c02 emissions. Most hybrid vehicles can use a pure electric mode (EV Mode) when acceleration is low and when it’s battery is sufficiently charged.Browse Hybrid Cars
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are another form of hybrid vehicle in which its battery can be charged through external power sources & via regenerative braking. Like the name suggests, the vehicle can be plugged into a power source such as a standard socket to charge while you’re at the office, car parks or at home. PHEV’s offer the best of both worlds and tend to offer lower C02 emissions than non-plug-in hybrids, as well as lower benefit in kind tax. Plug-ins are more commonly paired with petrol engines, although recently, diesel plug-in hybrids have started to emerge. Government grants towards PHEV’s also help to keep the vehicles cost down.Browse PHEV Cars
Electric Vehicles, also known as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVS) have no internal combustion engines and are solely powered by electricity. Electric vehicles have much larger batteries in place and require either longer charging times or a higher output charge than PHEV’s. Like hybrid vehicles, exclusively electric vehicles make use of regenerative braking to amplify the potential distance of a single charge. Battery Electric Vehicles in most cases boast a little to no c02 emissions and are currently among the eco-friendliest vehicles. Government grants are available to help reduce the cost of electric vehicles.Browse Electric Cars
Mild hybrid vehicles, also known as battery assisted hybrid vehicles have been introduced by a large amount of vehicle manufacturers recently such as Audi, Ford & Mercedes-Benz. Mild hybrids make use of the standard internal combustion engine(ICE) and an electric motor to assist when start-stopping, breaking and coasting and it allows the engine to be turned off when performing these actions.
The Benefits of Hybrid & Electric.
Discover how greener vehicles can save you or your business money over the vehicles whole-life costs.
Intelligent and Innovative
Hybrid & Electric vehicles boast some of the latest innovations in automotive technology. Hybrids & Electrics not only make advancements in eco-driving and fuel economy but also advancements in road-safety, futuristic design & intelligent information systems.
Low Cost of Ownership
Hybrid & Electric cars benefit from a lower total cost of ownership due to many reasons. Hybrid & Electric Cars tend to have lower depreciation rates, minimal servicing & maintenance as well lower fuel consumption & running costs.
Hybrids & electric vehicles have a lesser negative impact on the environment with class-leading emissions & either low fuel to no fuel consumption. Hybrids & electric boast not just lower C02 emissions, but also lower NOx (nitrogen oxide) output too.
For Company Car Users, Lower C02 emissions are critical for optimising your benefit-in-kind tax liabilities. Hybrid & Electric vehicles offer among the lowest C02 emissions helping you achieve more desireable BiK tax charges.
Fuel Economy Improvements
When driving around town or the city in conventional fuel powered cars, you'll start to notice increased fuel consumption. With Hybrid & Electric cars, that's not the case. With built-in EV modes & intelligent eco modes, you'll often run on clean electric power.
Driving & Response
Hybrid & Electric Cars have a different feel to them, often a lot quieter, easier & smoother to drive. When taking off in Eco or EV modes, the vehicle virtually drive away silently.