Electric vehicle FAQ
This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about electric vehicles.
Why choose an electric vehicle as a company car?
It is an environmentally-friendly choice
When you choose an electric vehicle as your company car, you demonstrate a sustainable way of thinking. Electric vehicles are much environmentally friendlier to drive than petrol or diesel cars as electric driving generates fewer CO2 emissions.
It is easy
Driving an electric vehicle is constantly getting easier as both the vehicle technology and charging networks are developing at a fast pace. Newer electric vehicles have ranges of up to 600 kilometres per charge.
Benefits of electric vehicles
Electric vehicles have a lower car tax, which means that the car’s purchase price is also lower. This in turn lowers the monthly lease and taxable value. Plug-in vehicles’ fuel costs are lower than those of fossil fuel-powered cars. Some places even offer a designated lane and free parking spaces for electric vehicles.
Company car taxation
If you drive an all-electric vehicle as a company car, you will receive a 170 euro reduction from the taxable value of the company car in 2021–2025. In addition, the taxable value of a full benefit all-electric vehicle is very close to that of a limited benefit.
Incomparable driving experience
Driving an electric vehicle is very pleasant – especially in an urban environment. The car moves smoothly and almost silently. The engine of an electric vehicle provides stable traction without changing gears.
Charging an electric vehicle
Where can I charge my electric vehicle?
We at NF Fleet will help your company choose the right charging device for both your home and workplace. With the NF Electric service, you will also have access to all of the charging stations operated by Virta, Helen and K-lataus.
How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
The duration of the charge depends on the car model, battery capacity and charging station speed, among others, so there is no single answer here. Typically, fully charging the battery at home takes about 5–14 hours, making overnight charging at home a viable option. Public charging stations are generally faster. There are also fast charging stations where your car battery can be charged to 80 per cent full in about 30 minutes. Fast charging is a more expensive service than normal charging. For a list of charging stations, look here.
All-electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid?
An all-electric vehicle has an electric engine and runs only on electricity. An all-electric vehicle’s battery is charged via a charging plug when the vehicle is not in use.
Hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle contains both an electric engine and internal combustion engine. These allow the vehicle to be driven in an environmentally-friendly manner using electricity and conventional fuel. When fuel consumption is high, the electric motor kicks in and lightens the load. A hybrid electric vehicle cannot be charged with a plug, but is rather filled up at a petrol station. Then the internal combustion engine charges the battery of the electric motor, for example, when braking.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle contains both an electric engine and internal combustion engine. The battery of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle’s electric engine can be charged using both a charging plug and the internal combustion engine. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can also be filled up at a petrol station.