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Best used EVs to buy from as little as £5,000 that offer both style and speed

As many motoring experts are calling for manufacturers to lower the cost of new electric cars, the used market is full of bargains to suit all budgets.

Up to £5,000 – Renault Zoe:

One of the most affordable ways to get behind the wheel of an EV is through a Renault Zoe, with used car websites offering a wide range of models for under £5,000.

Despite being launched back in 2012, the French supermini is still in production today, thanks in part to its clean styling and simple driving style.

Most of the cheaper Renault Zoes will come with a 22kWh battery pack and a 130-mile range, making it a good choice for low-mileage drivers or as a second family car.

£5,000 to £10,000 – Nissan Leaf:

Whilst motorists can buy a first-generation Nissan Leaf for around the same price as a Renault Zoe, spending a little more can get them the much-improved latest version.

The Leaf’s styling is conventional yet attractive, following the trends of many petrol-powered Nissan models, and offers a spacious boot.

Most examples of the Nissan Leaf in this price range will feature a 40kWh battery, which is capable of a 168-mile range, and can accelerate from 0-62mph in a very reasonable 7.9 seconds.

£10,000 to £20,000 – Polestar 2:

Despite the Tesla Model 3 being more popular, buyers interested in an electric car in this price range should consider the Polestar 2.

Made in China by a sub-brand of Volvo, the Polestar feels incredibly sturdy and has a good amount of standard equipment, including a 12-inch touchscreen, a 360-degree parking camera and keyless entry.

The majority of Polestar 2s feature dual motors, offering all-wheel drive, and a 78kWh battery which provides an impressive range of 292 miles per charge.

Over £20,000 – Ford Mustang Mach E:

Motorists looking for a used electric car that will impress their neighbours should certainly consider the Ford Mustang Mach E, with a wide selection available from between £20,000 to £30,000.

Controversial for being the first Mustang that was not a petrol-powered coupe, the Mustang Mach-E is still a great performer, with the most powerful variants capable of a 124mph top speed.

Whilst used examples in this price range will not be quite so fast, many are able to accelerate from 0-60mph in under six seconds and cover a 335-mile range.


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