They are gaining supremacy now and of course, there are EVs for everyone ranging from the most expensive to the cheapest that can be affordable to everyone.
The entry-level Nissan Leaf offers a published range of 124 miles and would interest someone looking for a practical electric family car. The first-generation car might have looks that some would consider challenging, but this is the most successful EV on the planet, so it must be doing something right.
With a similar range to the Nissan Leaf, the Renault Zoe is seen by many as an alternative option, although you can pick one up much cheaper than a Leaf. Your first decision will be deciding between a car with leased batteries or one where they have been purchased outright with the car — the latter are more expensive secondhand because of that extra initial cost. The bonus of the battery lease is that when they go below 80 percent efficiency you can send them back to Renault for replacement.
The Citroen C-Zero, Mitsubishi i-Miev, and Peugeot Ion were all built on a shared platform, so they are basically the same car under the skin. Trim options and specifications aside, which one you go for does depend on which brand you like best. Although surprisingly there are some price differences between the cars.
The C-Zero, i-Miev, and Ion are estimated to do around 92 miles on a full battery. Obviously, that can vary due to driving style, conditions and the age of the batteries — but these cars are perfect for a city-based lifestyle or as a second car.
These cars cost approx between £1.50 to £2.50 to charge — depending on your electricity rate, there are some running cost savings to be had. Certainly, EVs are much cheaper to run than petrol alternatives. 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.