If you’ve made the conscious decision to upgrade your current fleet to include electric vehicles for your business, you aren’t alone. Businesses everywhere are seeing the sustainable and financial benefits of leasing EVs as part of their commercial fleets. And now that you've officially crossed over to the electric side, it’s time to get excited about some of the top electric vehicles to watch (and reserve) for 2023!
Chevrolet continues its electric product offensive with the Equinox EV. This small SUV will be offered in two configurations: The front-drive versions have 210 hp with up to 420 km of range, and the all-wheel-drive versions have 290 hp with 450 km of range. Numerous trims pile on comfort and convenient features, such as a massive 17.7-inch infotainment screen. It is notable for its generous roster of active safety features and the availability of the hands-free Super Cruise driver assistance technology.
The Silverado EV is built on General Motors’ unique EV-only Ultium platform, unlike the popular gasoline- and diesel-powered Silverado pickup trucks with which it shares a name. It has more in common with the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, including—on top trims—four-wheel steering and an adaptive air suspension system. The top-of-the-line RST First Edition trim is both performances- and luxury-oriented, and GM says it will sprint to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. A fleet Work Truck trim will focus more on towing and utility and have a starting price below $40,000. GM says both Silverado EV trims will have a 640 km range.
The Ioniq 6 is based on the E-GMP architecture that underpins the latest generation Hyundai electric vehicles, like the Ioniq 5. It measures about 8 inches longer than that hatchback, and it is the automaker’s first pure-electric sedan. It shares a choice of 53- or long-range 77.4-kWh battery, and it can be configured in rear- or all-wheel drive. The top configuration uses two motors for a combined 320 hp. Hyundai claims it can zip from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds. Like the Ioniq 5, it is capable of rapid DC fast charging in public places.
This redesigned luxury midsized SUV follows the trail blazed by the larger Range Rover, with a variety of powertrains, including a hybrid, premium amenities, and ultra-smooth styling. The Range Rover Sport launches with two inline turbocharged six-cylinder engines that use a mild hybrid setup, a plug-in hybrid based on that same engine (with a claimed 48-mile electric-only range), and a twin-turbo V8. All use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Within the minimalist interior are numerous available features to pamper, such as massaging seats, a premium audio system, and sophisticated noise cancelling.
A classic among commercial EVs, not to mention the best-selling electric van in North America., the 2023 E-Transit is available in various configurations (three roof heights, three lengths, and as Cargo Van, Chassis Cab, and Cutaway). It uses a 68-kWh lithium-ion battery and a single permanent-magnet motor that produces 198 kW (266 hp) and 317 lb.-ft. of torque and can travel up to 200 km on a full charge in its cargo van low-roof model.
We're proud to meet the needs of our clients by providing services and products that align with their values. Here in Burnaby, that includes a growing demand for electric vehicles. Zeemac is one of the few leasing centres in the entire Greater Vancouver Area to offer electric vehicle fleet leasing on a wide range of popular EV makes and models. Contact us today to reserve the next electric commercial vehicle for your business and learn how EVOLVE can help you better manage your EV fleets!