What Are the Best Company Cars for Startups in London?

A company car can be useful for any business and often it will be an integral part of the operation. Whether this is making deliveries, driving to meet clients or simply for a way for employees to get around, it is important that you have a car that is well-suited to your business. If you are a startup operating in London, you need to carefully consider what the best vehicle will be. This post will offer advice and suggestions that should help you to find the right car.

Before deciding on the car, you need to understand what it is you are going to be using the car for. Is it going to be for long-distance driving or is it going to be more of a city option or both?

Driving in the City

If you will be primarily driving in the city, then you need a car well-suited to city driving. Ideally, this will be something that is small, good for stop/start driving and fuel efficient. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available for city driving include the VW Up!, Fiat 500 and the Toyota Aygo X. Driving in a city can be stressful, but it is made a lot easier when you have a car well-suited to navigating narrow streets and traffic this is why the much smaller options are the best ones available. 

Driving Outside the City

Of course, you may spend a lot of time driving outside of the city and on the motorways. If this is what you will primarily be doing, then you may want something different from a city car. You will want a car that is comfortable, efficient and suited to motorway driving. Saloon and executive vehicles could be categories worth looking at and premium brands like BMW are always a good choice for a business. Of course, brands like this can be expensive but you can make savings by purchasing a used BMW instead. 

Driving for both

If you are going to be doing a bit of both and driving in the city and doing long distance, then there are a few options out there that you could consider. Remember though, these cars will be good in both scenarios but won’t provide the best experience if you get a car specifically built for its purpose. If you require a car for both, then this is where the decision lies with the business. Do you want comfort but less efficiency, or more efficient but the comfort isn’t the best it could be. The Toyota Prius is a good example of a car you seen driven frequently in cities and long distance by taxi drivers as it provides a good mix of both, or the Hyundai IONIQ is another strong consideration that provides good mileage and comfort.

Electric Cars

You also have electric cars to consider and this can benefit your startup in a few ways. First, an electric car will help you to make huge long-term savings as you will not have to pay for fuel (a major cost) and you do not have to worry about the congestion charge and Ultra Low Emission Zones in London. If you spend a lot of time on the road, this could make a big difference to your bottom line. In addition to this, electric cars allow you to greatly reduce your environmental impact and this is something that every business should be doing. By driving an electric car, you can also improve your brand reputation and attract modern consumers. 

Hopefully, the advice in this article will be useful and help you to find the perfect car for your London-based startup.