Thinking of going EV?

Join the 30+ New Zealand fleets committed to switching on to EVs by 2019.

EV thought starters

Purpose/range – what role would an EV play in your company’s fleet? How many kilometres is an EV likely to be driven on a weekly basis?

Environmental impact – increasingly, today’s businesses must prove their commitment to tackling climate change and pollution. It’s a powerful public signal that your business cares about these issues and will take action.

Charging – the easiest way to charge your EV would be to install a charging station on your premises. Other ways include charging your EV at one of the many charging stations around New Zealand or at home through a standard power socket.

Upfront cost – EVs are packed full of the latest technology, so they do cost a little more to buy. That said, they do cost a lot less to run and this will pay off in the medium to long run.

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

  • Cheaper to get from A to B – equivalent to paying around 30 centsper litre of petrol

  • Cheaper to maintain – an EV has a lot less moving parts than a conventional petrol/diesel car which means less servicing, and a great deal less maintenance

  • No road user chargesThe Government has currently removed road user chargers for EVs and has indicated that it might consider further exemptions and grants

  • Renewable energy – just over 80 percent of the country’s electricity is generated from renewable sources

  •  A lot less CO2 emissions – once on the road, an EV will save about 3,000-5,000kgs of greenhouse gases annually

  • More efficient – EVs use 90% of the energy created whereas petrol/diesel vehicles only use about 30%

  • Reduced noise pollution – EVs are lot quieter than a petrol or diesel vehicle.

Choosing the right Electric Vehicle

We can assist you in choosing the right vehicle for your fleet.

Three types of EVs are currently available:

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) - powered by both petrol and electricity. The electric energy from the car’s own braking system recharges the battery. HEVs start off using the electric motor, then the petrol engine cuts in as load or speed rises.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) - also known as Extended-Range Electric Vehicles these are powered by both petrol and electricity. PHEVs can recharge the battery through regenerative braking and ‘plugging-in’ to an external electrical charging outlet.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) - fully electric vehicles, meaning they are only powered by electricity and do not have a petrol engine, fuel tank or exhaust pipe.

Want to find out more?

LeasePlan are the leaders in implementing EV fleets.

We understand that there is more to introducing Electric Vehicles into your business than simply handing over the keys. To find out more about whether these options are best for you, contact us today. We’ll be happy to talk you through the key considerations.

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