What are the finance options for my company?

Because resale values are not well established for EVs, lease companies traditionally build very low residual prices into their agreements.

However, lease companies are starting to proactively shift their approach to leasing agreements for EVs that could make their higher costs more palatable. These vary between companies, but may include elements like longer lease terms or higher residuals.

To discuss your leasing options further, contact any one of these companies:

Fully Electric

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

This five seater hatchback has a range of 170km on full charge and can be fast-charged. You can buy one of these secondhand for about $17,000-25,000.
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BMW i3

BMW i3

An excellent town car, with fantastic acceleration and a range of up to 160 km. Buy new for $82,400.00

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Tesla Model S

Tesla Motors Model S

Powerful to drive, with a range of over 400km and seats seven. It can be imported from Australia for between $150,000 and $200,000.
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Nissan Van

Nissan eNV200

A versatile vehicle, this can be a two-seater van or a seven seat family wagon. It has a good average range of 120km, can be fast charged, and has an import price of $39,000.

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Tesla Model X

Tesla Motors Model X

Combines the space and functionality of a sport utility vehicle and the uncompromised performance of a Tesla. With an average range of 413 km you’ll expect to pay between $150,000-$200,000k.

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Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

This 5-door hatch back’s range is between 115km and 170km – a great town car for about $74,000.

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eGolf

VW e-Golf

Arriving late 2016, this EV has a range of 115km and seats five. It can be fast charged and may cost $60,000 to $70,000 on arrival in New Zealand.

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Tesla 3

Tesla Motors Model 3

Still in development, this powerful sedan seats five and has a range of 340km. It will cost $35,000USD, and online deposits of $1000USD are being accepted for an expected rollout in 2018.

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Renault Kangoo

Renault Kangoo

This light commercial vehicle can seat between two and five people and retails for between $74,990 and $77,990.

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Mitsubishi Imiev

Mitsubishi iMiev / Peugeot iOn

You get a range of 100km in this four seater hatchback. It can be fast-charged and used models start at $15,000.

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Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ionic

Ioniq gives you the power of choice. Each model, all-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid, is based on a dedicated vehicle platform designed to enhance efficiency, comfort and handling. $60,000 and 219km range. (Full EV model)

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Plug in Hybrids

Audi A3 etron

Audi A3 e-tron

Combines sportiness and luxury you expect from an Audi with the benefits of a hybrid, $75,000.

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BMW 225xe

BMW 225xe

Combining the BMW eDrive and a petrol engine, this offers both an electric driving experience and unlimited mobility – $68,000.

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BMW 330e

BMW 330e

This plug-in-hybrid 3-series is grunting, with excellent fuel efficiency – it can also run on electric power for up to 40km – $90,000.

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BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Combining the versatility of an SAV, the control of xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive, and EfficientDynamics eDrive technology – $149,000.

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BMW i8

BMW i8

Looks and performs like a sports car, but offering the efficiency of a plug-in hybrid – $276,000.

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Mercedes Benz 350e

Mercedes Benz 350e

Available as a Sedan or Wagon, this costs around $96,000, and has a range of 31km in purely electric mode.

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Mercedes Benz GLE500e

Mercedes Benz GLE500e

The first plug-in hybrid in this model range, combines a 333 hp V6 engine with a 116 hp electric motor, $150,000.

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Mercedes Benz S 500 e

Mercedes Benz S 500 e

The S 500 offers an ultramodern hybrid drive configuration and emission-free driving for up to 33km, $255,000

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Mercedes Benz S 500 e

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

New Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle boasts all the comforts and refinements of the Outlander range and brings a host of new technologies and touches throughout, from $59,990.

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Porsche Cayenne S e­hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S e­hybrid

A luxury model with an everyday driving range of 36-38kh, purchase new from $175,000.

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Volvo XC90 T8

Volvo XC90 T8

A luxury high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV offering comfort, safety, and a high level of efficiency for $134,000.

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Toyota Plug­In Prius

Toyota Plug­In Prius

A mid-size plug-in hybrid and the first generation of PHV prius available exclusively as part of the Signature Class range. Available used only for $35,000- $40,000.

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Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq

Ioniq gives you the power of choice. Each model, all-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid, is based on a dedicated vehicle platform designed to enhance efficiency, comfort and handling. $60,000 and 30km EV range + petrol range.

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Trying an EV first

If you don’t know much about EVs, you don’t need to jump right in and buy one. If you’d like to test drive another kind of EV, click on any of the links below to arrange directly with the manufacturer:

You could also try contacting Blue Cars for a 4 or 7 day rental of a Nissan Leaf, and an introductory lesson on EV driving and charging. If afterward you decide to buy a Leaf, Blue Cars will negotiate a $500 discount off the purchase price. They also provide mobile and fixed charging options.

How can my organisation join Drive Electric and what do we get?

Becoming a member of Drive Electric is all about committing to the vision of a totally electric New Zealand. You’ll be part of the conversation that will help shape infrastructure and legislation around EV.

You’ll also get:

  • Access to professional advice
  • Discounted tickets to events
  • Opportunity to help shape the future
  • Regular information updates about EVs in New Zealand including policy, funding announcements and news.

For more ongoing updates and news releases, click here.

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