Electric vehicles

We’ve partnered with ScottishPower to create the UK’s first end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) package.

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Interested in leasing an electric car?

At Arnold Clark Vehicle Management, we can provide expert advice on how to switch your fleet to electric. With a range of over 350 electric vehicles (EVs) to choose from, you can find exactly what you need to help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Our range of Electric Vehicle models
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Planning for the future

Company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty is set to change significantly by 2020 to encourage drivers to choose ultra-low-emission vehicles. Looking even further ahead, new diesel and petrol vehicles are set to be banned in the UK by 2040.

Benefits of electric vehicle leasing

The initial price of purchase costs for many electric cars and vans can still be costly to your business. That’s why it makes sense to lease with our end-to-end electric vehicle package. Because EV technology is evolving, drivers are not seeing ownership of an EV as a priority when the next generation of EVs will offer more possibilities.

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Low or zero CO2 emissions

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No road tax

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Government grants and incentives

What type of electric vehicle is right for me?

Answer the following questions and you will be given the type of electric vehicle that is best for you.

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We’re partners with ScottishPower

We’re making it easy to switch from petrol or diesel with the UK’s first end-to-end electric vehicle package. When customers lease with us, they can take advantage of home charging point installation and access to an exclusive 100% renewable electricity tariff.

Electric Vehicle FAQs

What is an electric vehicle (EV)?

With various definitions and types of electric vehicles, it can get confusing. There are three main types of electric vehicles: Full electric, plug-in hybrid electric and extended-range electric.

  • Fully electric vehicles - Powered by 100% electricity which is stored in a battery in the vehicle.
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - Combine petrol or diesel engines with a battery and electric motor.
  • Extended-range electric vehicles - Powered by an electric motor that takes energy from a battery. If the battery becomes depleted, the petrol engine will generate electricity in order to power the electric motor.
Are electric vehicles the future?

Electric vehicles are here to stay. Improvements in technology means they’re becoming a more viable alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles. The government has committed to prohibiting the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.

How far can I travel in an electric vehicle?

The majority of electric vehicles are now capable of travelling over 100 miles on a full charge.

What grants are available for electric vehicles?

Discounts on brand-new low emission vehicles are available through a government grant. The maximum grant available for all-electric cars is £3,500 and the amount of the grant depends on which category the vehicle is in. Only vehicles that have been approved by the government are eligible for a grant. Find out more here.

What vehicle excise duty (VED) is applicable for EVs?

VED tax is based on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions. Zero emission vehicles, and all cars registered before 1st April 2017 that emit less than 100g CO2/km, are exempt from paying VED. Cars that aren’t solely powered by petrol or diesel (including hybrids), are classified as ‘alternative fuel vehicles’ and receive a £10 discount.(source)

Is there a benefit in kind (BIK) tax exemption for workplace EV charging?

Workplace charging points for charging employees’ own electric vehicles will be exempt from being taxed as BIK from 6th April 2018.

How is benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax calculated for EVs?

Electric vehicles are rewarded with lower BIK rates. The BIK rate for battery electric cars is 13%. This will increase to 16% during the 2019 – 2020 tax year, and will decrease to 2% by 2020.