August 10, 2022
When it comes to choosing your next company car there can be a lot to think about, what kind of car you want, the CO2 emissions, the company car tax and how that fits into your budget. Which is why we’ve put together this article with our top 10 pick of green company cars for 2022.
We all know that when it comes to company cars you want to pick a model with the lowest CO2 emissions in order to bring down the amount you pay in company car tax. The lowest BIK rates come with electric models which is why we’ve you’ll see a lot of EVs and hybrids on the list below.
Wessex Fleet’s Top 10 Green Company Cars
1. Audi Q4 e-tron
Our first pick to make it onto the list is the Q4 e-tron which is a fully electric vehicle (EV) that offers drivers a range of around 315 miles on the larger battery option.
Audi have been expanding their electric range since the success of the e-tron and the Q4 e-tron is one of the latest models to be added to the range. It’s a great choice for drivers who want an electric SUV from a recognised brand that’s known for luxury touches.
2. Polestar 2
You might only have heard of Polestar in the last couple of years but they have been around since the mid 90s in one form or another, with them being heavily involved with performance vehicles and racing before being taken over by Volvo. Today they have established themselves as a fully electric performance car manufacturer with models designed to rival the likes of Tesla and Audi’s electric division.
We’ve chosen the Polestar 2 which has a range of up to 336 miles depending on which model you opt for, and this is more than enough to meet most drivers’ daily needs, even if they have to travel for meetings or to different sites and for some drivers will be enough for their weekly needs.
Not only does it rival Tesla on performance but also on styling with the sleek exterior and high quality interior. The set up on the inside is not only stylish but also practical, with a digital instrument display behind the wheel, a few buttons for easy access to essential functions and a range of driver assistance features like parking sensors.
3. Volkswagen ID.3
The ID.3 is a fully electric hatchback that’s a great choice for drivers that want a practical and reliable model from a well-known brand but with the lowest possible BIK rates.
It’s got all of the features you expect from a modern vehicle, like smartphone connectivity, touchscreen infotainment centre and an optional sunroof.
There are a few different battery sizes for you to chose from with the largest offering you a range of up to 336 miles between charges putting it on par with the Polestar 2’s longest range.
4. Toyota Yaris
Ever since Toyota introduced the Prius to the world they’ve been pioneers in hybrid vehicle technology and they now offer hybrid versions of most of their models including the best-selling Yaris.
The current Yaris is only available with a 1.5 petrol hybrid powertrain, which unlike some of the other hybrids we’ve mentioned does not require plugging in to charge it instead relies solely on recaptured energy and the combustion engine.
You’ll have four trim options to choose from with a number of features available including smart entry and push-button start, advance driver assistance systems and LED lights.
5. Mercedes C300e AMG
The C Class is one of the most popular executive saloons on the market and Mercedes are moving with the times by offering it as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. PHEVs are designed to be a stepping stone towards an EV as they allow you to get used to some of the lifestyle and driving changes but with the back up of a combustion engine for less range insecurity.
The C300e has a whopping 62 miles electric range which is one of the largest on the market for a PHEV, and you’ll be able to cover a large portion, if not all of your daily commute with this.
It’s got the high-quality finish you expect from a Mercedes with plenty of luxury finishing touches like the head up display, and panoramic sunroof for a naturally light cabin.
6. Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai is a South Korean manufacturer that has been growing in popularity in the UK as they offer drivers a reliable and often more affordable alternative to some of the bigger brands. The Ioniq 5 is designed to break into the premium car market so to rival the likes of the Polestar 2 and Audi Q4 e-tron.
It’s got a unique design with eight-bit headlights and bold trim detailing on the front and doors making this SUV stand out from the crowd. On the interior there’s plenty of design touches that pair luxury and comfort, like the sliding centre console that can move from the front to rear seats, a widescreen digital cockpit and inbuilt charging ability.
You’ll get a range of up to 315 miles depending on the battery size you opt for, which is plenty for your daily needs.
7. Tesla Model 3
The Model 3 is a fully electric saloon from Tesla that is designed to be the car of the future for now.
It’s the cheaper and smaller options of the Teslas currently on sale in the UK but that doesn’t mean it’s any less impressive. It’s got an array of technology designed to make driving easier than ever, from the automatic driver assistance systems to the one central touchscreen control centre there’s a high tech solution for everything.
As well as the vehicle itself when you drive a Tesla you benefit from access to their supercharger network to make sure you are off the road for as little as possible.
8. Volvo V60 Recharge
The V60 is a large estate car that’s ideal for drivers who need a lot of cargo space and with the Recharge you get a plug-in hybrid that’s capable of driving 54 miles of pure electric range.
There are plenty of great features in the car as well, including an advance air purifier for better air quality when on the move, built in Google and driver support systems. And you can be assured that it’s one of the safest vehicles on the road with Volvo’s reputation for safety and a five-star Euro NCAP rating.
9. Cupra Formentor e-hybrid
The Cupra Formentor is an SUV that is sporty and stylish and in the hybrid model is an environmentally friendly choice for your next company car.
While Cupra might be a relatively new brand they come from the established SEAT company and so have the experience and standards of the Spanish manufacturer which means you can rely on their models. They’re the sportier brand and the models all have a performance focus to give you powerful and fast cars that are fun to drive. The Formentor has a 0 to 62 mph of just 7 seconds.
As it’s a PHEV you’ll get a range of 34 miles powered purely by the electric motor and battery before it switching to the 1.4 litre petrol engine. This means it’s got a lower BIK rate and makes it a great choice if you want a greener car but aren’t ready for a full EV just yet.
10. Renault Zoe
The last model to make it onto our list is the Renault Zoe. The small car has been on the market for ten years and has remained a favourite of drivers looking for a nimble electric hatchback that has a practical range, all the latest in convenience features and an affordable price tag. It has seen several updates since it was first released, improving the quality of the interior, infotainment systems and EV technology.
You’ll get a range of up to 245 miles between charges, and a charge time of around nine hours with this fully electric model.
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