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The best used electric cars on the market

  • The best used electric cars on the market

With 2030’s ban on new petrol and diesel cars less than 10 years away, initiatives such as ULEZ in place, and the choice of electric models ever increasing, it’s no surprise that the number of battery-powered cars on UK roads has increased in recent years. We've definitely seen our dealer network selling more of them.

Using electricity over fossil fuels has cost-saving benefits, but the economical sense that an EV makes doesn’t have to stop there; buying a used electric car instead of a new model is better for the budget too! 

Here are some of the best used electric vehicles on the market… 

Nissan LEAF 

There was a time when the Nissan LEAF was flying the flag for electric cars solo, as one of the front runners for electric motoring on the mass market. It remains a comfortable, efficient and safe hatchback, ideal if you’re just making the switch from petrol or diesel. 

BMW i3

The BMW I3 is not only a funky looking car, but it’s fun to drive too, with the touch of luxury and style inside that you expect from a BMW. With fewer moving parts under the bonnet, there’s less to potentially go wrong, and the i3 comes with a battery warranty of up to 8 years. 

Volkswagen e-Golf

Just like its fossil-fuelled counterpart, the e-Golf is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the used market today, and as a familiar model already, it’s ideal for easing yourself into electric ownership. Think practicality, ease of driving, and a high-quality interior. 

Renault Zoe 

The Renault Zoe is a model that delivers the simplicity that many motorists crave. Easy to drive and understand, the Zoe arrived on UK roads in 2013 and has remained popular ever since. It's best suited to being a trusted companion on your around-town errands and is an efficient choice of EV without a hefty price tag.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

If you’re looking for a little extra space from your next used electric car, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a vehicle to consider. This good-looking model comes with a lot of equipment as standard, and has an official range of 174 miles, making it appealing if you’re often out and about with the family. 

Vauxhall Corsa-e

As a model first released in April 2020, the used market is just starting to see these fantastic cars arrive for their next adventure. As another familiar model, the Corsa-e is an electric version of the popular hatchback, officially going 209 miles between charges. It comes with parking sensors as standard too! 

If you’re shopping around for a used electric car, it’s worth bearing in mind the types of journeys you’ll be doing, where and when you’ll be charging it, and the space you’ll need to make it fit your lifestyle. Electric cars are here to stay, so it’s worth familiarising yourself with them now and not only making those savings, but doing your bit for the planet too.