A NEW website platform – Lythium – is powering the latest electric vehicle lease website from Carlease UK, called e-Car Lease. The software platform will be available to purchase by leasing brokers.
The company’s co-director Rob King says the website build offers a cost-effective back office solution to manage stock, price, service and quality.
“It provides leasing brokers with a business management solution ranging from customer enquiry, sales process, customer/dealer order, ongoing management and renewal. The system has been built around sound FCA compliance, sales and administration reporting, API integration into all available finance companies and pricing aggregation/comparison companies,” he says.
Specifically, Lythium offers an electric car service with a variety of tools that assist website visitors to decide on which electric car is the most suitable.
The business says that personal, business and salary sacrifice customers can assess product suitability, such as cost per mile, charging times, seasonal ranges, company car tax calculation, charge point locations and energy tariffs.
Later versions of Lythium will aim to include motor insurance, energy tariffs and charge point comparisons. King adds:
“The Lythium package is to assist all automotive companies involved in the sale, PCP, leasing of electric vehicles whether they be a broker, finance company or other entity.”
The new e-Car Lease website (below) from the Manchester based leasing broker provides information on real world ranges, vehicle charging speeds, charging times, running costs, battery types as well as how and where to charge.
“e-car lease operates for pure electric vehicles only. In the past two to three years, almost all of our efforts have been invested into the EV sector – liaising with Greater Manchester steering groups, Go Electric roadshows, working with the EVA, finance company forums and tactical sales teams, charge point installation companies and salary sacrifice providers.
“In 2019 we set up a charge point hub at our premises, together with an onsite café, as part of our shift into the next generation of automotive procurement.”
Ralph Morton is the leading journalist in the leasing broker sector and editor of Broker News, the website which provides information and news for BVRLA-registered leasing brokers. He also writes extensively on the fleet and leasing market in both the UK and Europe.