E-car subscription vs. leasing vs. buying:
The big comparison

You are a fan of maximum freedom and flexibility - also when it comes to the car? With Clyde, that's exactly what you get. In this article we will tell you all the strengths of a car subscription compared to buying or leasing a car.

Written by Laura on
The car subscription from Clyde vs. leasing or buying a car

Cruising topless through the summer and in the winter prefer something compact as a drivable vehicle? With an e-car subscription from Clyde, the world is your oyster. Because we have the right electric vehicle for you – no matter what the situation. Switching to a new car is quick and easy online with just a few clicks. For you, this means maximum freedom and flexibility. So: subscribe and off you go.

But is the car subscription from Clyde really something for you? We’ll show you the advantages Clyde has over leasing or buying a car.

These are the biggest advantages of leasing

Not enough money on the side at the moment, but you still need a car? That’s where the leasing option comes in. You pay the leasing company monthly installments over a certain period of time and thus finance your own vehicle without having to spend a large amount of money. Moreover, you can always test new cars or even buy one from leasing. Another big advantage of the leasing variant: The depreciation of the vehicle is not your problem. This is because this risk lies with the leasing company.

These are the biggest disadvantages of leasing

So leasing has some advantages and you might think: “That’s as easy as a car subscription from Clyde”. But you are very much mistaken. The low lease rates can come out as a dazzler. They do not include additional costs, such as comprehensive insurance. Therefore, the effective cost of leasing is usually several times higher than the original rate. The TCS gives as a rule of thumb: leasing rate × 2 = monthly costs; for used cars even leasing rate × 3. Okay, one thing is the same as with Clyde: The vehicle never belongs to you during the entire leasing period – even if it feels like it.

Click here to compare car subscription vs. leasing.

These are the costs you will incur when leasing a vehicle:

  • Down payment costs
  • Installment
  • Insurances
  • Taxes
  • Charging costs for e-car
  • Service and repairs
  • Tire change, wear & storage
  • Annual vignette

These are the biggest advantages when buying a car

Of course, there are advantages to buying a car outright. For example, the vehicle belongs to you and you do not have to worry about monthly payments. Moreover, you can sell it quickly if you don’t need your car anymore or need money unexpectedly.

These are the biggest disadvantages when buying a car

A new vehicle has its price, and so it is usually a purchase for a long period of time. So the flexibility is completely lost. What if you suddenly need a bigger or smaller car or become a fan of another brand? Of course, you can sell your vehicle and buy a new one. But: The value has already dropped drastically by then and so you need new capital again. In addition, you have to pay for any costs incurred for repairs, damage, service and insurance yourself. According to TCS, a purchased new car with a price of CHF 35,000 and an annual mileage of 15,000 km incurs expenses of just under CHF 10,500 per year.

These are the costs you will incur when you buy:

  • Acquisition costs
  • Insurances
  • Taxes
  • Servicing
  • Repairs
  • Vignette
  • Tyres
  • Charging costs for e-car

The advantages of an e-car subscription from Clyde

No registration fee, zero risk, all inclusive – even charging. The e-car is ready in ten working days and will be delivered free of charge to your home or to a location of your choice in Switzerland. These are just some of the many advantages of Clyde.

Our goal: to make your life as easy as possible. So you have more time for the really important things. Depending on your current lifestyle, you choose your electric car according to your needs – if circumstances change, you simply switch to a different model after your minimum term. And if you like the e-car so much that you don’t want to part with it after all? Then we will be happy to make you an offer and you can even buy the vehicle.

These are the costs you will incur with an e-car subscription from Clyde:

  • Monthly subscription rate

Also invoice for your charging costs goes directly to us. You charge your Stromer, we cover the costs. Sounds fair!

Your advantages with an e-car subscription from Clyde at a glance:

  • Payment by fixed monthly subscription rate, in which all costs for e-cars are included: Insurance, service, tires, taxes, registration, vignette and multi-driver:inside, charging costs (e-car charging flat rate for all electric cars included in the car subscription of Clyde).
  • Switch to another car if needed with just a few clicks or cancel car subscription from Clyde by email.
  • High flexibility thanks to a variety of durations and mileage packages
  • Choice from many different e-car models
  • Car purchase possible after expiration of the car subscription from Clyde

How to subscribe to an e-car from Clyde

Paperwork was yesterday. At Clyde, the entire buying process is 100% digital. Choose your electric car online and determine the duration and the number of kilometers you want to drive. You can pay directly afterwards by credit card or invoice. It’s quick – just a few clicks and you’ve completed your car subscription to freedom.

The Clyde conclusion

You always want to drive the latest car models and it is important to you to configure your car yourself? Then you are well served with the leasing variant.

You really want to own a car? You know that you will keep the vehicle for a long time and your car does not have to adapt to a different lifestyle? Then buying a car is the right solution for you.

You like maximum freedom, flexibility and e-mobility? You don’t feel like taking care of insurance, service, repairs and so on? You want to drive different vehicles? Or test whether an electric car suits you? You don’t want to tie yourself down to a car for years and spend too much money on it? Then Clyde is the right place for you. Promised.

Any questions? We provide answers.

Yes, if you subscribe to an e-car with Clyde, everything is included. Charging, costs for insurance, service, tires, taxes, registration, vignette and multi-driver:inside & Co. are included in your car subscription to freedom.

You can change the model at any time after your selected minimum term expires.

Yes, you can subscribe online with just a few clicks and easily pay by credit card or invoice.

Yes, you can cancel your Clyde car subscription at any time at the end of a month after your selected minimum term.

Your electric car
made easy.

It has never been so easy to drive your own e-car: Clyde offers the most flexible car subscription in Switzerland. Choose the right car and select the desired minimum term between 3 and 48 months as well as the monthly mileage package between 250 and 4,000 kilometers. You pay a fixed monthly rate that covers all costs for e-cars. Public charging is now also included in the flat rate price. In addition, Clyde is the only provider where the car is delivered free of charge to any location throughout Switzerland. The entire aboprocess works completely digitally.

Other electrifying articles: