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BEVs 'most popular' vehicles ordered at Tusker in Q1

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Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) made up the top ten 'most popular' vehicles ordered in Q1 at Tusker, with more than 80% of vehicles on order electric vehicles (EVs).

The leasing company said its top ten list of 'most popular' vehicles on order contained no plug-in hybrids or internal combustion powered cars. Petrol cars account for 5% of orders with 14% being hybrid, Tusker said. 

The Q1 figures show that six of the top 10 cars are budget-friendly including the Kia e-Niro and MG ZS. Other models include the Audi Q4 e-Tron, BMW iX3, Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Nissan Leaf, Peugeot e2008, Tesla Model 3 and the Volkswagen iD3.

Paul Gilshan, chief executive officer at Tusker, said: “We are proud to provide a car scheme that makes electric driving affordable for almost everyone.

“If it wasn’t for salary sacrifice, EVs would not be financially viable for most people. Our latest order bank shows that subscribing to an EV can makes financial sense for employees.

“Thanks to salary sacrifice, budget-conscious drivers need not give up either vehicle size to enjoy a saving for the safest, greenest vehicles.”

Tusker said 2021 was also a breakthrough year for EVs amongst its drivers, with a 76% year-on-year (YoY) increase in EV registrations from 2020.

With the trend having accelerated in the first three months of 2022, Tusker said it is confident that it is on track to achieve net zero by 2023.

The research revealed the main driving forces behind the acceleration in public adoption of EVs, aside for the savings available, are the increase in battery range found across all new EVs in the last two years and the increase in charging infrastructure across the UK,Tusker said. 

The inclusive nature of the offering from Tusker where the car comes complete with insurance, servicing, replacement tyres, breakdown cover and more, was also shown to be another key reason for choosing a car with Tusker.

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