There’s a palpable increase in electric car interest across the UK. As the government looks to increase public use of electric cars and manufacturers bring more plug-in models to market, it’s a trend that is hard to ignore.

But electric cars do often cost a reasonable amount more than their conventionally powered counterparts. It’s understandable; they have more tech on board and are more costly to manufacture, so it’s almost inevitable that some of this cost will be passed to the consumer.

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some deals to be had – particularly when it comes to leasing. Let’s take a look at what’s available. All deals here were correct at the time of writing – but they could be subject to change.

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe in the city
The Renault Zoe packs a surprisingly long electric range

The Renault Zoe may be compact, but the latest generation car can return up to 245 miles on a single charge – meaning it’s more far-reaching than its dinky city car proportions could lead you to believe.

The latest versions gain 50kWh high-speed charging, giving 90 miles of extra range in just half an hour.

  • Model: Renault Zoe
  • Price per month: £236.89
  • Initial rental: £236.89 (1x monthly payment)
  • Contract length: 24 months
  • Annual mileage: 5,000 p/a

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric is a more practical electric car offering, delivering plenty of space and five doors in a good-looking package. Though it can’t quite match the Zoe for range – the Ioniq electric can only do around 124 miles to a charge – it’s got more than enough for most occasions.

It’s better value than the Zoe, so it makes for a better deal providing you’re happy with a more limited range.

  • Model: Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  • Price per month: £211.64
  • Initial rental: £1,468.84 (six monthly payments plus £199 additional fees)
  • Contract length: 24 months
  • Annual mileage: 5,000p/a


The MG ZS EV out on the road
The MG ZS EV is a high-tech offering from the British firm

MG’s foray into the electric car segment has been a successful one, with the ZS EV proving to be one of the best-value EVs out there. Thanks to a 44.5kWh battery, it can return around 163 miles from a single charge.

In addition, a full charge from flat will take eight hours when using a conventional wallbox charger.

  • Model: MG ZS EV
  • Price per month: £276.97
  • Initial rental: £2,492.73 (nine monthly payments)
  • Contract length: 48 months
  • Annual mileage: 8,000p/a

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf being charged
The Nissan Leaf has long been a popular all-electric car choice

The Nissan Leaf was one of the trendsetters in terms of accessible electric motoring, and the latest version has built on an already solid reputation with more range and better in-car tech. It’s a great choice for those looking to drive down costs, too.

The 40kWh Leaf will return 168 miles to a single charge, meaning there’s plenty enough charge for most journeys.

  • Model: Nissan Leaf
  • Price per month: £232.02
  • Initial rental: £466.02 (One monthly payment + £234 additional fees)
  • Contract length: 24 months
  • Annual mileage: 5,000p/a

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace on the road
Jaguar’s I-Pace packs an impressive all-electric range

If you’re looking for a more premium electric experience, then the Jaguar I-Pace will likely fit the bill. It’s packed with technology and plenty of high-end materials, and features well-judged steering and surprisingly brisk performance.

Plus, it’ll return around 292 miles to a single charge, so long motorway jaunts shouldn’t be an issue. As a premium product, it arrives with a higher monthly cost, however.

  • Model: Jaguar I-Pace
  • Price per month: £610.08
  • Initial rental: £5,490.72 (nine monthly payments)
  • Contract length: 48 months
  • Annual mileage: 5,000p/a

Audi E-Tron

The e-tron is an all-electric option from Audi
Those after a premium electric experience will enjoy the e-tron

Much like the I-Pace, the E-Tron is a premium alternative in the EV segment. With all of the hallmark Audi touches such as solid build quality, an engaging drive and plenty of equipment, it’s a car which sits at the higher end of the electric spectrum.

You’ll pay more for the privilege, of course, but with 270 miles from a single charge you get more range for the money, too.

  • Model: Audi E-Tron
  • Price per month: £412.09
  • Initial rental: £4,068.81 (Nine monthly payments + £360 additional fees
  • Contract length: 36 months
  • Annual mileage: 5,000p/a

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