Great value

The one thing that crops up when talking about new technology generally and pure electric cars in particular, is that they are expensive. Like any new tech, the prices will drop significantly as new players enter the market and the second-hand market plumps up, but ‘value’ is relative at the moment - and most EVs feel pricey. We’d be tempted to go second-hand for the best prices and deals, and one massive bonus is that EVs are generally more reliable than a traditional petrol or diesel. Batteries have proved much more robust than anyone predicted, too - so there’s not the worry of tired packs limiting range as much as people once thought. If you'd like to know more about that then we have a handy explainer right here. There are good value EVs out there though: the VW e-UP is basic, cute and has a decent range for under £20k, and if you option the smaller battery on a Nissan Leaf, you get a very capable car for not much more than you’d pay normally - and don't forget the savings you'll make by switching to electric.

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