Pros and Cons of Using Electric Vehicles for Rental Fleet

The global demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly. Are you looking for the right recommendations for your rental fleet and still wondering whether you should plunge into electric vehicles or not?  Let's take a quick look at the pros and cons of using electric vehicles for your rental fleet. We'll help you by highlighting both sides of the coin. Let's start the journey!

Electric Vehicles for Rental Fleet
An Electric Car

Pros and Cons of using electric vehicles for your rental Fleet

Global demand for electric cars is growing rapidly. Electric vehicles (EVs) can help improve fuel economy, lower fuel costs, reduce emissions and contribute towards a healthy and stable environment. That's why, a lot of people are turning towards this eco-friendly, efficient automobile technology. However, there is a lot of work to be done if you want to use electric vehicles for your rental fleet. 

Looking for the right recommendations for your rental fleet and still wondering whether you should plunge into electric vehicles or not? Let’s have a cursory look and make up your mind for your next purchases.  We’ll help you by casting light on both sides of the coin. Let’s start the ride!


Energy efficiency and Lower maintenance needed

EV battery is smart enough to give more output than your traditional dumb vehicles utilizing approximately 60 percent of fuel as compared to the latter one which hardly utilizes 20% approx.  Electric vehicles can help save billions on energy storage. Another compelling reason to plunge on to EVs is that you need lower maintenance. Like its counterpart, it’s not always in a breakdown mood.

Don’t suffocate the lungs of nature

Electric vehicles are light in your nature’s pocket and don’t emit much carbon. It's light in two ways; one it doesn’t ask for carbon fuelling to pacify its hunger and secondly, lesser emissions also mean lesser global warming ultimately. Obviously, electricity is renewable too, and way better for the mother planet. On top of it, you can cut those noisy breaks and save your client from any inconvenience. 

Investment in Green fleets may be incentivized by govt. 

Developed and developing states, both are leapfrogging toward a green future. For this, they are devising policies to incentivize green vehicle owners in the form of tax credits, rebates, subsidies, and other deployments. 

Light on your client’s pocket!

Got astonished? Let’s consider it! EVs consume 25-40kWh for 100 miles, which led to a single-handed assumption that your EV will travel around 3 miles/kWh or better say 43 miles for just $1.00. Now, turn your heads towards burgeoning hydrocarbon prices. Now I’m sure that you would be smart enough to get the right calculations. For each $1.00, you can travel four times more on EVs. Due to a better energy conservation mechanism, EVs are light on your customer’s pocket and definitely heavier on your profits. 

Happier clients and employees

Some people are often misled that electric automobiles are too tech-savvy and junky for a common person to drive, but the reality is they are more user-friendly and are even operatable by the app. For example, both Tesla models and other brands have voice-enabled features that comply with your commands like “Yes, boss!” Low-stress levels!

High CSR Focus

Today’s consumers focus on social responsibility and possess definite commitments to its society and expect the same from rental persons.

Along with the multitude of reasons to buy EVs, there are cons too. 


Absolutely not for long trips!

A major drawback of plunging into Electric vehicles is its short-range drive. Most of the common models in use offer around just t60 to 120 miles per charge. Even if you look for more lavish luxury vehicles, they can hardly meet the range of 300 miles per charge. On the flip side, its traditional counterparts offer 300 miles on a full gasoline tank. Still not speaking of the range and weight carrying capacity, obviously some other drawbacks! 

“Fuelling” takes much longer

You obviously need to be more vigilant while offering a drive-on EV as you can’t find fuel on the very next point and definitely, because it takes much longer to get your EV battery charged. Gas fuelling can take up to 5-10 minutes at max while electric fuelling will take you around at least 8 hours with a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. You are always on the brink of losing out in this regard! 

More expensive

However, prices of overall EVs have met a drop and cost fleet owners approximately $30k to $40k. Still, they’re usually considered costly because of the battery replacement, which is needed more than once in a lifetime. Comparatively more affordable options like the Nissan Leaf, Kona, and Hyundai are recommended by us. 

One can count model options on fingers!

Mass production of EV models has not gained much hype yet, but the future is brighter definitely. The expected growth rate is 29.5% till 2030. You can’t avail much variety and discreet models in this regard. Fewer options are available in the market.

Charger compatibility may differ

Suppose, you are carrying different models for your fleet and all have different DC charge port models. Wouldn’t it be lesser than hell? Some autos use SAE CCS, some use CHAdeMO while some use Tesla supercharger. That could be really frustrating in case of non-compatibility and non-availability. 


Electric green vehicles are burgeoning in today’s modern and digital life.
But still, you need to make a wiser decision for your rental fleet by definite calculations and hitting both sides of the pros and cons.
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