“Launch control initiated” says the website, as they announced that their latest all-electric hot hatch would be available to order in November 2023. The diversity among EVs is now apparent with a whole host of options and permutations - hatch, SUV, 7-seater family, sports and performance and even convertibles.
One of the historic major cons / disadvantages of going electric with your car was essentially the lack of choice; there was not quite the array that you would expect from the combustion world. But in the last 2 - 3 years, manufacturers have been forced to make considerable changes to their product demographic in order to meet the expectations of the UK’s business and retail EV drivers.
And with the Government’s ZEV Mandate about to be brought into legislation for 2024, if a car manufacturer cannot bring their product to 80% electric by 2030 and 100% electric by 2035, then this ambitious regulatory framework will result in serious fines and penalties. The onus is now on car manufacturers to respond with a diverse product selection.
The hot hatch is a mainstay of the UK. Traditionally, cars like the Audi S3, Mercedes A35 AMG and BMW 135i M have been an alluring concept for many leasing customers. Relatively affordable, and compact, but packed with a considerable punch! In the earlier days, some of the anti-electric protagonists would say that EVs are boring ,slow and unattractive.
But speed and performance wasn’t necessarily high on the agenda, as many car manufacturers were trying to bring about significant cultural changes to their product and link with the global customers. However, when Tesla launched their Model 3 Performance in 2020, it became apparent that the 4 second 0 - 62 times was actually an attractive proposition.
Suddenly, the ability to have cost-effective driving and considerable company car tax savings was made a little sweeter with some blistering performance. So much so, that the e-car lease team have provided a guide to the . While there are options like the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, Lotus Eletre and Audi e-Tron GT, you also have options like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N too.
But retail, or personal customers, are now trying to find out how they should procure a new electric car - would it be better to buy or lease.
As ever, speak to the e-car lease team about what you really want from your EV and the finance product so that we can help you to compare the different options available to you based on your needs and requirements.
This AWD will have a 80 kWh usable battery which will offer 0 – 62 times of 3.4 seconds, 162 mph top speeds and 478 kW (or 641 hp). Expect a combined winter range of 205 miles with warmer weather allowing for 270 miles.
On charging, the 11kW AC max will allow 8 hour and 45 minute 0 – 100% charging times with the 240 kW DC maximum allowing 17 minute 10 – 80% times. It has a vehicle fuel equivalent of 121 mpg. This EV will have Bidirectional charging in the form of vehicle-to-load (V2L), via an interior and exterior socket capable of 3.6kW AC. The Ioniq 5 N will offer 480L cargo volume.
For more information on the amazing Ioniq 5 N car leasing deals just call our experts directly on 01942 943 210
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