These are the best cars with zero per cent BIK
Company cars represent a huge part of the UK’s car market. For all of them, benefit-in-kind (BIK) ratings are crucial. It used to be the role of diesel as the cheapest option for business owners, but as the government has pushed to get drivers into more economical options, that’s not quite the case anymore.
No, if you’re wanting to pay zero per cent BIK you’re going to have to go electric - not even plug-in hybrids qualify for zero per cent anymore. Since that’s the case, here are some of the best EVs for business users.
Though it could be said that Mercedes-Benz was a little late to the EV party, it has more than made up for its tardiness with the EQC. It’s stylish, incredibly premium inside and good to drive too. It’s also impressively refined, which makes it ideal for long-distance business drivers.
Mercedes claims that it’ll achieve over 250 miles on a single charge, which should mean it’ll deal well with everyday commutes as well as longer journeys.
Another premium EV SUV is Audi’s e-tron. It’s similar in design to the Mercedes, though it looks a little less like a concept car and more like a regular Audi. That’s no bad thing though, and it’s backed up by a solid interior and plenty of cabin technology.
It can’t quite match the Mercedes for range, but 248 miles between charges is still incredibly respectable.
The I-Pace revolutionised Jaguar’s line-up of vehicles not only in terms of technology but also design. In fact, there were few people who expected Jaguar to be one of the first to get into the electric SUV market, but it did - and in quite successful fashion too.
There are 298 miles to use between trips to the plug, which is exceptionally good considering the I-Pace’s considerable size and weight. It’ll be well suited to the commute, that’s for sure.
Tesla Model 3
This list couldn’t be completed until a Tesla appeared on it. The Model 3 is the firm’s mainstream offering, bringing its EV know-how into a market heavy with plenty of competition. It has, however, shaped up to be a genuine alternative to the norm, not least with business owners.
Two ranges are available - 245 and 348 miles - depending on specification, so there really is something for everyone. It’s also priced competitively, only helping to further its appeal.
The Nissan Leaf has been around for many years now, and by far exceeds anything else on this list in terms of outright lifetime. And while others here are just joining the market and therefore still have something to learn, the Nissan Leaf has been developed over time to be exceptionally good at what it does.
The latest Leaf will do up to 239 miles while its relatively compact size makes it better suited to everyday activities such as parking and darting through traffic than others here.
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