24th Dec 2020


In mid-November, Boris Johnson announced that any vehicles powered entirely by petrol or diesel would no longer be sold in the UK from 2030. In a move to accelerate the switch to alternative fuels, the Prime Minister outlined a wider 10-point plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’ and here at EVHire, we couldn’t be happier.

Launched in 2017, EVHire recognised the need to encourage consumers towards more environmentally friendly vehicles. At the time, the choice of performance electric vehicle (EV) models was singularly a Performance Tesla Model S P100D rental. EVHire then expanded the fleet with a number of Performance Model X P100D rentals when they too became available. 

But the lack of performance car choice on the EV market forced founder Daryl Pearce to sustain the business in a less than ideal ways. Pearce explains,

“We bought a Lamborghini Huracan and Ferrari 458 Italia. While these were popular cars, and arguably good for business, they simply weren’t attracting the kind of clientele we were looking to target. We’re not a supercar experience company. We’re on a mission to help commuters break the monotony of their weekend drives with new experiences.

Since those weekend drives are usually to places around the UK of outstanding natural beauty, we want our business model to reflect our commitment to the environment as well as the future of electric mobility.”

The news of the ban has Pearce excited. His initial experience of the Tesla Model X is one he feels every driver should put on their bucket list. Indeed, many of the customers that hire the electric vehicles EVHire has on fleet, which now includes the multi-award-winning Jaguar I-Pace, use the service as a ‘try before they buy’. 

So far as Pearce is concerned, the decade-long anticipation of the ban will galvanise a focus on improving infrastructure, increasing the range of choice in models and broaden the education piece needed to convince consumers to switch. 

“EV ownership is different from traditional car ownership aside from it being much cheaper in terms of fuel and maintenance, post-purchase of course, you rarely visit a ‘service station’ environment, be it petrol station or other forecourt.”

Pearce says this is because the majority of daily miles can be fulfilled on a home charge. The right planning for days out or longer drives means familiarity and volume of destination chargers (chargers found in places where ‘dwell time’ is high, such as shopping centres or national parks) will be better. Though such planning arguably requires a change in consumer behaviour, Pearce believes this is where EVHire really comes into its own, enabling customers to see if an electric car fits into their lifestyle at a fraction of the cost to buy one. 

“Being a part, albeit small, of that education piece is really great for our business. The sooner we can all be driving zero emission vehicles, the better for us and the environment.”

All these positive steps is only good news for EVHire. Since the eventual goal of the business is to be fully electric, the next decade enables his team to phase out the stylish, though fuel-thirsty fleet of luxury SUVs, including the Mercedes G63 AMG and the Lamborghini Urus and replace them with the raft of exciting all-electric options coming through, such as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S rental.

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Andy has been very helpful in giving me a quotation, giving me splendid customer service despite me being unsure on whether I will be using their services! Amazing and quick customer treatment, hard to find in other car rentals.

Durra Safiyyah binti Shuazlan

Excellent service. Very professional and reliable service. Rented G63 for my 50th birthday and it helped make it a very special birthday. Andy was very helpful.

emma witton

Right where do I start! 5* is underestimate! Literally EV Hire puts every single car hiring companies to Shame! I rented a vehicle from EV Hire during bank holiday weekend. I was very last minute to the point where I put in the request at 9.45pm on a Friday night for next day 12pm delivery. Daryl accepted the booking, and I got the confirmation within half and hour to say the booking is…

M Ahmed

These guys are in a league of their own! I just had a first rental experience with EV Hire and it was as smooth as one can imagine. Daryl and his team would deliver and collect the car from you for fee, they are quick to respond, punctual to arrive and have a great fleet of electric cars and high end 4x4s available. Last but no least, approval process for non-UK driving licenses is very smooth and…

Oleg Pavlov

Absolutely wonderful service and the vehicles are outrageous. Daryl is a wonderful host and looks after you very well. 100% recommendation. Will definitely come back. P.S - the black raven is mind-blowing!

Waqas Rashid

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