Business Leasing with Drive Electric

the cost-effective way to fund your company vehicles

 

Our partner

To bring you our special handpicked electric car leasing offers every quarter, we’ve joined forces with DriveElectric one of the UK’s leading electric car lease providers. The DriveElectric team live and breathe electric cars. They have over 10 years’ experience successfully delivering thousands of electric cars and vans.

Why lease?

For a fixed monthly rental you can lease brand new cars and vans without having to find the initial capital to purchase them outright. The contract can be tailored to suit your particular business needs but is typically between 3 and 4 years. There is also the option to include maintenance within the lease.

Because you never own the vehicle, at the end of the contract we will collect it and dispose of it. This means that you never take the risk of the final value or have the hassle of selling it. All you need to decide is which vehicle you want, the length of the contract, and the expected mileage – DriveElectric look after the rest.

How a car lease works

Step 1: Choose from almost any car or van currently on the market and decide the best term for the lease and mileage estimates. If you want some help deciding, DriveElectric's expert team can advise you on what types of vehicle and finance arrangements will best suit your needs. They also supply bespoke options, such as refrigerated units, extra racking, and minibusses.

Step 2: Once you have chosen your vehicle(s) DriveElectric will give you a personalised quote based on your selected terms. There are no hidden extras so, providing you return the vehicle within the terms of your contract, you'll know exactly how much the vehicle is going to cost you.

Step 3: Before ordering the vehicle DriveElectric will tell you how long it'll take to arrive from the manufacturer. If there's a gap between the delivery date and your requirements, they can talk to you about a short-term rental vehicle to plug the gap, keeping you mobile at all times.

Step 4: Once the lease has commenced, DriveElectric will send you a monthly consolidated invoice for all of your funding and maintenance fees. If you need help at any stage during the lease, Their business vehicle specialists can be contacted directly on 01628 899727.

Reasons why leasing business vehicles makes sense:

  • Cost control – a competitive, fixed monthly amount to pay makes budgeting easier
  • Free up capital – you get new vehicles without the up-front costs, freeing up money for you to invest elsewhere in your business
  • Competitive costs – we buy thousands of vehicles and you will benefit from our buying power
  • No risk – you can eliminate the risks of vehicle depreciation and maintenance. At the end of the contract, simply hand back the car without worrying about how much it might be worth
  • Any vehicle – the widest choice of cars and light commercial vehicles available to meet your business needs
  • Less administration – we deal with all the buying, maintenance and selling issues saving you time and money; allowing you to focus on your core business
  • Tax benefits – Reclaim 100% of the VAT on all maintenance charges, the lease rental for commercial vehicles, and equipment assets. Plus 50% of the VAT on the fees and finance element of the rental on cars made available for private use
  • Hassle-free – you have the option to add servicing and maintenance, taking away all the hassle of running a vehicle leaving you to just drive. Plus we offer other useful services including fuel, accident management, and short term vehicle rental
  • Expert advice – we can advise you on the most suitable vehicles, type of funding, length of the contract, anticipated mileage, tax position and how long you should keep each vehicle

Things to consider:

  • Business Contract Hire is subject to status and credit acceptance
  • This is a hire product so you will not own the vehicle
  • Minimum duration is 24 months and 6,000 miles per annum
  • If selected – Service & maintenance package includes: manufacturer recommended servicing and tyres, and excludes misuse, accident damage and vehicle glass
  • Early termination can be expensive
  • If you have exceeded your agreed mileage, an excess mileage charge will be payable, worked out on a ‘pence per mile’ basis as set at the start of your contract
  • You must return the vehicle in a well-maintained condition. Any damage over and above that stated in the Fair Wear and Tear Guide will be subject to additional charges
  • You must return the vehicle in a well-maintained condition. Any damage over and above that stated in the Fair Wear and Tear Guide will be subject to additional charges
  • The vehicle must be insured with full comprehensive cover
  • You will never own the vehicle as there is no option to buy it

At DriveElectric we are proud to be a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Click here for more information about the FCA and our service commitment.

EDF Energy is an authorised representative of Fleetdrive Management Ltd. We may receive a commission for introducing your business. 'DriveElectric' is a trading style of Fleetdrive Management Ltd which is a credit broker, not a lender, and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FCA ref. 678978.

 
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