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Can I get a used electric car for under £10,000?

Can I get a used electric car for under £10,000?

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High-tech plug-in electric cars usually command a high price tag, but can you get a good deal on the used market?

If you’re wanting a slice of the electric car action, then it can often be an expensive prospect. Though the price of new electric cars is starting to fall, you’ll still be looking at spending tens of thousands of pounds upfront – or a fair amount per month – if you want to get behind the wheel of one.

But what if you’ve got a more regimented budget of, say, £10,000? Is it even possible to find a plug-in electric car on the used market for under that price? We’ve taken a look at the classified to find some electrified options which fit the bill.

What cars can I get for under £10,000?


Nissan Leaf

It’ll come as little surprise that the Nissan Leaf features on this list. It’s been in production – in one form or another – for some time now which means there are plenty of used examples available. Part ways with £10,000 and you’ll get a pretty decent example, too.

Nissan Leaf - parked by wind turbines

This budget is enough to net a 2016-year model, which means a 155-mile range. This was claimed when the car was new, but it’s still likely to get quite close to that figure even now.

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Renault Zoe

Renault’s Zoe is a car which is ideally suited to those who live in urban environments and don’t want to use their vehicles to travel too far afield. Why? Well, for one, the Zoe is quite compact, so it better alludes itself to getting in and out of traffic or nipping into small spaces rather than long, cross-country jaunts.

Renault Zoe - white - driving by grass

Official figures on early Zoe models claim an all-electric range of up to 135 miles between trips to the plug, though this is more likely to be closer to the 100-mile figure. More than enough for shorter journeys, but it could be limiting for those who need to travel further.


Citroen C-Zero

If the Citroen C-Zero looks familiar, there’s a reason for that; it’s based on the same platform as the Mitsubishi i-Miev. It just means that there’s another electric option for our budget, and secures another car with a 100-mile range.

It’s compact and easy to park, and though it may be one of the older electric models currently available on the used market, it’s still a great option for many.


Smart Fortwo

The Smart Fortwo is a stylish  2-passenger hatchback microcar. This car is perfect for those who stick to city driving, this car also has pretty cheap running costs. The Smar Fortwo has a range of 84 miles, so is ideal for shorter journeys and getting from A to B.

Smart fortwo car

Benefits you can expect include quality construction, great storage space for a small model, fuel efficiency, and ease of parking.

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