Unsurprisingly, these are vehicles that emit absolutely no Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, going that step further compared to ‘just’ ultra-low vehicles. Basically, zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) are all electric, fully and completely powered by electricity. Such 100% electric vehicles are sometimes referred to as ‘pure EVs’. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) like the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell are also classed as zero-emissions but their popularity is yet to make traction in the UK.
From the sensible…
A whole range of zero-emissions electric vehicles are available for personal contract hire (PCH) and business leasing customers to choose from, starting with practical hatchbacks including:
- Nissan LEAF
- BMW i3
- Renault Zoe
- Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
- Ford Focus Electric
- Kia Soul EV
- Volkswagen e-Golf
…to the ridiculous
If you’ve got a taste for electric vehicles but yearn for something so fast it’ll make your eyes water, Tesla have a zero-emissions solution for you in the form of their Model S P90D, which accelerates from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds when put into Ludicrous Mode.
If your business has a fleet of vehicles, why not go green and start introducing electric and low-emissions vehicles with the aim of achieving Go Ultra-Low Company status? The goal is to have 5% of your vehicles running on electric by 2020. You’ll be in good company, alongside firms such as the Environment Agency, London Fire Brigade, Microsoft UK and Manchester Metropolitan University.