New Year, New Car: Which Electric Vehicle Will You Choose?

There has never been a better time to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs). Not only is the climate crisis firmly on everybody’s agenda, but the investment in charging infrastructure and the rapid development in EV technology has prompted a dramatic change in buying trends, with EVs now enjoying an increasing market share percentage, and one that is growing every month.

A salary sacrifice car scheme now offers access to the best available EVs on the market, and if you sign up with Pink Salary Exchange, you can find affordable EV leasing deals from all the major motor manufacturers. The developing EV market means there is now a great choice of vehicle types from all the best brands, so whether you want a city run-around, a family car, a high performance sports car or a practical EV for long trips, then there is something out there for you. So check out our rundown of the best EVs to choose from to kick start 2022 and make the New Year a new start for your electric driving revolution.

EV leasing deals for every budget

Low-budget city cars are firm favourites in the EV market, because it is easy to translate a smaller kW battery size to a smaller range requirement. If you just want an entry-level run-around to nip into town, park easily, and not worry too much about charging, then the Fiat 500 could be the EV for you. With plenty of zip and a decent range of 115 miles up to 199 miles – depending on which model you opt for – the Fiat 500 is an enduring model that has transitioned perfectly into the EV market.

Elsewhere, the Renault Zoe has become a genre-leading brand in the small EV market, and a convincing option with an impressive 245-mile range for a small car. The Zoe also now has rapid-charging capability, so you can expect a full charge in under an hour.

Family car leasing deals for EVs

Traditionally the Nissan Leaf has been the go-to EV for the mainstream market, but gradually other manufacturers are catching up with Nissan’s innovative EV tech. The Skoda Enyaq offers a 300-mile range and some generous interior options in its standard trim, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 ticks every box across the board, and with a 238-mile range is the perfect family car for some budgets.

As the ideal SUV crossover vehicle though, the Volkswagen ID.3 is a family hatchback that is currently leading the field. With great looks that the kids will love, there is plenty of practicality and some impressive tech. And with models offering range from 263-336 miles, this is a great all-rounder to get your 2022 motoring on the road. And if we’re talking about crossover potential, we have to mention the Audi Q4 e-tron. Audi have big plans for their most popular SUV, but for now this is a family car that is also great for long journeys, with a range potential of 316 miles. But there are also small battery options at a more affordable leasing rate.

High performance EV leasing deals

The Tesla Model 3 has overtaken the Nissan Leaf as the best-selling EV in the UK, and it’s not hard to see why. This is a hugely attractive exec saloon with plenty of mainstream appeal, and with range options between 267-360 miles, there is a model to suit different lifestyles.

It is no surprise that Audi are also making waves in the EV performance market too; their e-tron GT has the power, the looks and the tech to dazzle every motorist, and with a 298-mile range also, if you are new to EVs then Audi’s trademark quality and reliability might be enough to swing it for you.

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Whatever kind of EV you want to drive, and whatever your lifestyle, charging and range requirements are, there is an affordable EV for you.

Sign up with Pink Salary Exchange, the UK’s leading salary sacrifice car scheme, and choose from the best EV leasing deals available today.