Electric vehicles are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7 per cent increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT. For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best electric vehicles to buy under £10,000.
The entry level Leaf offers a published range of 124 miles and would, according to HPI, interest someone looking for a practical electric family car.
With a similar range to the Nissan Leaf the Zoe is seen as an alternative option, you can pick up a battery leased vehicle much cheaper however, the 100 per cent owned vehicles hold their price but tend to be rare.
Chris Plumb, motoring expert at HPI said: “Drivers are becoming increasingly comfortable with electric vehicles as the technology improves. Second hand models are becoming more affordable and can offer cost effective motoring. Our picks provide value for money and are likely to hold their value in the years to come.”
According to HPI, the Citroen C Zero, Mitsubishi I-MIEV and Peugeot ION offer value for money if you are looking to enter the world of EV’s or looking for a cheap second car to run. These cars cost approx between £1.50 to £2.50 to charge, dependant on your rate, there are some running cost savings to be had.
Drivers of electric vehicles also benefit from additional savings that include no road tax, no congestion charges and some councils even offer free on street parking.
|Derivative||New Price (£)||Target retail value 15/15 Plate 30,000 miles.|
|NISSAN LEAF Visa 5dr Auto (2013 – 2017)||26125||9795|
|RENAULT ZOE i-Expression Nav 5dr Auto (2015 – 2016)||23440||7850|
|CITROEN C ZERO 5dr Auto (2011 —-)||20440||7525|
|MITSUBISHI I-MIEV 5dr Keiko Auto (2012 – 2015)||28499||7295|
|PEUGEOT ION 5dr Auto (2011 —-)||20440||7095|