A CAR expert has revealed the best used electric cars you can buy for under £10,000.
Battery electric vehicles are often more expensive than petrol or diesel cars, but buying a used electric vehicle can help you save thousands of pounds.
Handy, car experts at parkers have compiled a list of electric cars that won’t break the bank.
Renault Zoe (2012-present)
Parkers say: “The Renault Zoe has long been a popular choice for those looking for an affordable and capable small electric car.”
“In addition, the Zoe is practical, pleasant to drive and sensibly equipped.”
According to Renault, the model has a battery range of 239 miles, which should be enough for most people’s everyday needs.
Kia Soul EV (2014-2019)
Parkers commented, “The distinctive Kia Soul is often overlooked in the used electric car market.”
“It’s a good buy if you can find one, though, as it offers up to 132 miles of range.”
And it comes with a full range of equipment, including air conditioning, heated seats, cruise control, solar glass, a heat pump and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Volkswagen e-Golf (2014-2020)
The car experts claim that a Volkswagen Golf is always a good choice when it comes to car recommendations, and the same goes for used electric cars.
They say: “The VW e-Golf is just like the conventional Golf, but it’s electric – not only smooth and quiet, but also familiar, uncomplicated and easy to handle.”
The battery of the Volkswagen e-Golf has a total capacity of 35.8 kWh – with a fully charged battery, a range of around 180 kilometers can be achieved.
Nissan Leaf (2011-2018)
Nissan is already in its second generation of bespoke electric cars, while many other automakers have only just launched their firsts. So you should be able to find one for less than £10,000.
The Nissan Leaf’s battery has a total capacity of 40 kWh and an estimated range of around 145 miles is achievable with a fully charged battery.
When it was launched in 2013, the BMW i3 brought an innovative breath of fresh air to the electric car industry.
The experts say: “The interior in particular is a delight, but the performance is also great, especially from the 2017-up i3S model.”
“Range varies, with early cars only getting 120 miles per charge on their best day. But it still looks cutting edge now and as long as it is treated well the electric version should prove reliable.”
BMW claims a range of between 177 and 193 miles for both i3 versions, depending on options and equipment.
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