At LittleGreenCarLeasing.com we specialise in electric and hybrid vehicles. We will help you navigate the often complex choice available.

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We are the first choice electric vehicle leasing company, part of  OVL Group Ltd established for 30 years.

We can help you navigate through the complex electirc and hybrid vehicle market.

We have Special Offers on a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles.

We make the process of choosing, financing and getting your new car easy.

As easy as 1,2,3.

It's all online so you can source your new car whenever and from wherever you choose. Or call us to dicuss your needs and which electric or hybrid car will suit you best.

Take a look here

 

As with any finance contract on a new car you agree to lease the electric car for a set period of time, usually 3 years. At the start you make an initial payment and then monthly payments spread over the term of your contract. The initial payment is usually the equivalent of 3 or 6 monthly payments.

 

Yes there is an initial payment taken just after the start of your contract. This is usually equivalent to 3 of the monthly payments. So for example, if you have selected an electric car which will be £250 per month, the initial payment would be 3 x £250 = £750.

Orders will be subject to an arrangement fee, currently £199.00 +VAT

Yes. You can apply for as many as are available. Whether your finance application is successful depends on a range of factors. Once you've completed your application we will send you a receipt email. Then we will get back to you with 24 hours letting you know whether the application is successful, or what else can be done.

Yes, all the available options on these special offer cars can be seen after you have selected your car and you get to the choose my options page.

We say Great Value!!

Electric cars are in great demand and manufacturers are developing new models. Take a look around our site and call us to discuss exactly what you need.

As with any finance contract your order is sent as a proposal to the finance funder, or bank. The bank will then decide whether to approve the contract or not. Once they have decided we will inform you straight away.

Contract Hire is one way of getting a brand new vehicle – without having to worry about losing thousands of pounds the moment you drive it away!

Vehicle leasing is another term used to describe vehicle contract hire.

  • You choose the vehicle you wish to drive.
  • You apply for finance.
  • If accepted you enter into an agreement to use the vehicle for 2 or 3 years.
  • You pay an initial fee - typically equal to three of your monthly payments.
  • You pay an amount per month – this will vary from vehicle to vehicle but can be as little as £89/month!
  • You enjoy the vehicle….you hand it back!
  • You lease another vehicle if you wish

Simple and cost effective!

Yes. There are different application forms for the finance but essentially the idea is the same. For individuals the term used is Personal Contract Hire and for businesses just Contract Hire is used.

Electric car leasing is one way of getting a new vehicle. It is becoming more popular with both businesses and individuals.

Electric car leasing is the same as car contract hire.

You have an agreement to use the car for 2 or 3 years. You pay an amount per month. You also pay an amount at the start typically equal to three of your monthly payments.

The agreement includes how many miles you expect to drive per year over the three years of your contract.

You can choose to add maintenance to your contract. This means you pay an extra amount per month to cover the costs of servicing your car over the three years, replacing tyres when they are needed. It's a good idea if you want peace of mind and need to know what your car costs are going to be going forward.

At the end of your contract the car is collected. And that's it!

Or rather you start all over again.

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Short answer; it is collected from you!

Long answer; when you lease an electric car you have an agreement to drive the car for three years in return for paying a set amount of money per month. You also pay an amount at the beginning, which is something like a deposit. When the three years are over the electric car is collected from you. It's then your decision whether to lease another car or not. It’s as simple as that!

 

  1. New; you're driving an electric car which is never more than three years old. And you can have a new car every three years.
  2. Budgeting; you know what your monthly car costs are going to be. Especially if you choose the maintenance option.
  3. Lower cost; when you buy a car you're buying the entire car, with leasing you're not, so you pay a lot less.
  4. Peace of mind; with electric car leasing you don't have to worry about what happens to the car after three years, it simply gets collected.
  5. Choice; With a lease company they are not trying to sell you a specific make or model. You can choose whichever you want.
  6. Advice; because the lease company is not trying to sell you a specific make or model, you can get impartial advice on any make or model.
  7. Affordability; you can choose the electric vehicle and terms which totally suit your budgets.
  8. Support; when you lease a car the lease company will want you to get another car after three years, so they will usually give you advice on any questions you have over the three year term.
  9. Simplified cost; you're monthly cost is just one payment covering the car, servicing, road fund licence.
  10. Your electric car; you are always driving a new car and never one that was once someone else's.

We don’t hide any costs from you!

But you’ve got to remember things like possible mileage cost. Let's explain.

When you lease an electric car part of the agreement is to say how many miles you expect to drive. This is stated as a mileage per year. It can be anything from 8,000 to 30,000. So over the three years of the contract you agree to drive a set amount of miles, let’s say 12,000 per year so 36,000 miles in total. But if you drive more than this there is a cost.

In the contract it will also state this cost. It’s usually 10p per mile. So if you drive an extra 1,000 miles per year, or 3,000 miles in total, you will need to pay 3,000 x 10p = £300.

Is this fair? Well yes it is because when you lease a car the amount you pay per month is linked to the value of the electric car when new compared to the end of the three years. And a large factor impacting on this value is the mileage. Think of the value of a car with 30,000 miles on the clock compared to one with 90,000 miles.

Another cost at the end of the lease can be to do with the state the car is returned in. The agreement expects there to be acceptable wear and tear on the car. But if there are big dents or severe scratches on the body work, or if the interior is really damaged in some way, the lease company may charge you. There is a degree of fairness in this and they will not charge for general wear, so if you look after the car, there usually won’t be a cost.

So these are not hidden costs but you need to be aware of them.

First off is working out your initial payment.

Think of it as swings and roundabouts – the more you can afford in your initial payment, the lower your monthly rentals.

We offer 3 options for initial payment – these are equivalent to 3, 6 or 9 times your monthly rental.

So if you see a price of £150 per month you can expect to pay £450, £900 or £1350 initially.

This is taken by direct debit around 2 weeks after delivery.

Then you have your monthly costs for the term of your contract.

So if the price quoted is £150 you can expect to pay this every month for your agreed rental period. It will be taken from your bank by direct debit.

There is also an arrangement fee – this is currently £199+VAT.

You pay this at the start of the agreement and it covers the cost of organising your car and the paperwork.

It has to be stated as a separate amount under FCA (Finance Conduct Authority) rules and cannot just be hidden in your monthly payment, so that you can see all the costs clearly.

Remember insurance, that’s the only other cost.

That's it!

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If you’re leasing a new car GAP insurance is well worth considering. Click here to find out more.

If you think about it, debt and credit scores share the same analogy as the chicken and the egg! One is necessary for the other.

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Depreciation is quite simply the difference between the amount it costs to buy a car and the value when it comes to sell or trade it in. Click here to find out more. You don’t have to worry about depreciation when it comes to leasing, it’s covered!

NO!  Perhaps the ‘traditional’ view of electric car leasing was that it’s for “Mr. Business” and that a hefty 5-door ‘wagon’ was all that was on offer.

Think again!

Electric car leaisng is for everyone.

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No – more and more individuals are realising the benefits of leasing their electric car. Take a look at our top ten benefits in another FAQ.

There are different application forms for the finance but essentially the idea is the same. 

If you have any question please call our team, who will be delighted to help, no matter what your questions.

A maintenance package means you pay an extra amount per month to cover the costs of servicing your car or van over the contract period.

Replacing tyres when they are needed is included, usually even for punctures!

It's a good idea if you want peace of mind and need to know what your car costs are going to be going forward. So it's good idea for managing your budget.

 

You bet!

We are happy to match any quote you get for the exact same vehicle and same terms, from another leasing company.

We all know a brand new electric car won’t stay brand new for too long! We expect there to be acceptable wear and tear on the car, but if there are big dents, or severe scratches on the body work, or if the interior is really damaged in some way,  you may be charged.

There is a degree of fairness in this and they will not charge for general wear, so if you look after the car, there usually won’t be a cost.

Read more about Fair Wear and Tear in our blog 

No – you will need to arrange your own insurance.

Road Fund Licence is included with contract hire. You don’t get a disc any more but it’s all taken care of. 

 

Be as accurate as you can be because if you drive more than the mileage you state at the beginning of the rental term, you’ll be charged.

The cost is usually 10p per mile driven over the stated maximum. So if you drive an extra 1,000 miles per year, and your contract is for three years, so you do 3,000 more miles in total, you will need to pay 3,000 x 10p = £300.

If you’re borderline, we’d recommend you increase your expected mileage, so you know exactly what costs are coming your way.

Yes you can but you need to get written permission from the finance company. Check out our blog post on driving your car abroad. 

No – modifications are not allowed. If you have specific needs, speak to us at the time of application so we can give you advice.

Yes, all the available options on these special offer vans can be seen after you have selected your van and you get to the “choose my options” page. Options range from metallic paint to sat nav and tinted glass.

Each offer tells you which colours are available for your chosen electric car. As these are special offers, not every colour will be available.

For more details on your specific choice, please call us to discuss what's available.

Read our fun blog about what your choice of colour means about you!

Delivery times vary but it could be as quick as a couple of weeks, or you may have to wait a while. We update stock information on each offer regularly so you know what timelines you’re looking at for delivery. Having said that it's best if you call us to discuss which electric cars you're interested in.

If you desperately need a car … now! Email us at sales@littlegreencarleasing.com or call us on 01491 615514 and we can tell you what’s immediately available.

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No – we don’t organize test drives.

You can of course organize this under your own steam if you wish, but we find the majority of our customers do not test drive.

Credit isn’t handed out freely – don’t panic if your application is declined. We’d recommend you visit http://www.experian.co.uk where their experts can help you understand why you were not successful.

There’s nothing to stop you coming back to us when your circumstances have changed to try again.

Leasing an electric car means that you get to drive a new car, but you’re not buying it. Think of it like hiring a car, but for longer, usually 2 or 3 years.

So how much do you pay? Well you pay an amount to start with (just after you take delivery), then a lower amount each month. Then at the end you just hand the car back. It’s as simple as that.

The payments you make cover the cost of the car and the car tax. And you can choose to pay a bit more to cover servicing, new tyres, breakdown cover etc. Then all you need to pay for on top of that is the car insurance and fuel.

The amount you pay to start with is usually about the same as either 3, 6 or 9 of the monthly payments. You can choose how much to pay up front. The more you pay the less is the monthly payment. 

There’s nothing to pay if you just want to take a look or to make an application. And the only payment before delivery is an arrangement fee of £199 + vat.

Let’s take an example.

Sophie wants a new electric car. She looks on the littlegreencarleasing.com website and choose one she likes. It costs £150.00 per month. She decides she’d prefer to cover the cost of servicing(we call it maintenance because it includes tyres etc.) rather than have any surprises through the year. So now the payments are £185.00 per month. The initial payment is equal to six monthly payments, so that makes it £1,110.00.

She completes the application form on line. This asks for her name and address so that we can make sure she is the right Sophie.
Then it asks for her employment details. This helps to build a picture to show she can afford the type of car she’s selected!
Then it asks for her bank details. This is so that the finance company can check she has a real bank account.

Once complete she presses send and it gets to us. We then process it with the finance company and check the availability of the car. This usually takes from between 24 to 48 hours.

The finance is approved. We tell Sophie and she confirms the order on line. Then we order the car and arrange to deliver it where and when Sophie wants it.

This typically takes four to five weeks.

Then the car is delivered.

So that’s how it works. But if you have any questions, please call us on 01491 615514 between 9.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, or we can arrange a call back.

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