We know the EV industry is ever-growing and we love it! But with the increase in electric car manufacturing, the choice of vehicles on the market is also expanding. So, where do you start when looking to buy electric?
Buying an EV is a big step in the right direction and there are many options available, from buying second-hand to leasing. We decided to look at second-hand purchases around the UK, to see what was out there.
Unsurprisingly, the ‘OG’ of electric cars, the Nissan Leaf came out on top for both availability and value for money. With the practical, family-friendly design, the combination of price and security ultimately appeals to a much broader audience than the racy Tesla Model 3. You can pick up an old Leaf (2010-) from anywhere around £5k and for just a one-year-old model, you can bag a bargain at £20-£25k.
After the Nissan Leaf, it all becomes a bit of a mixed bag, with the Renault Zoe being another attractive option for a second-hand purchase (you can pick a 2019 model for around 13k). There were a few other makes and models dotted around the UK; Peugeot ION, Mitsubishi I-Miev E, Citreon C-Zero, for example, but after (not) much deliberation, the Nissan Leaf won our hearts.
Overall, one very positive message to take from our car-hunting journey, is that buying EV is getting easier and less expensive and that’s what it’s all about, right? Making driving electric more accessible to everyone.