UK 2030 BAN FOR PETROL AND DIESEL PERFECT FOR BUSINESS (AND OUR ENVIRONMENT)

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.

Follow EVHire on the socials to come with us on our journey to 100% electric power.

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We had an amazing experience with tesla model x. Daryl answered all my questions very quickly and made everything really easy, hassle-free and comfortable for us. It was worth every penny! The customer service and the experience are superb! thank you so much!! We highly recommend.

Julienne Espineli

This company is very easy, and professional to deal with, nothing is too much hassle, I was worried hiring a car for my wedding but Daryl made it so easy and his communication and quick responses made this a fantastic company to deal with, don’t hesitate! Choose this company 👍🏻

Marcus Anderton

I'll keep it short and sweet: An Amazing company with Amazing cars and an Amazing CEO! Couldn't recommend them strongly enough, very professional and hassle-free. With all the Car rental companies out there looking for a way to cheat and scam you out of your money, it's refreshing to find a company who only want you to enjoy the experience of driving great cars and providing the best possible…

Fola Awe

An excellent weekend away with the G63 AMG! I was pleasantly surprised with the entire booking process and professionalism from start to finish. Many car rental companies can have misleading websites but EV Hire was easy to use and my booking was processed with speed. The car was delivered on time, it was clean and in great condition. Daryl was very accommodating during the entire process and…

Mandeep Singh

Rented the G63 over the weekend. Fantastic experience in every aspect! The online booking was seamless. The delivery and collection of the vehicle was quick and easy. They allowed me to add a last minute additional driver with no issues. Car was in flawless conditon and an amazing drive! Special thanks to Daryl for sorting everything out! Would definitely recommend! 5*

Azeem Yussouf

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