What's the best value, used electric car?

Is the Volkswagen e-Golf the best value, used electric car?

Asked on 12 November 2020 by Lascelles Davis

Answered by Andrew Brady
The Volkswagen e-Golf is certainly an excellent introduction to electric vehicles. We ran one for six months and rated it highly: www.honestjohn.co.uk/our-cars/volkswagen-e-golf/

You might find a Nissan Leaf to be a better choice, however. The 40kWh model can travel 168 miles on a charge (compared to the e-Golf's 144) and, as it sold in bigger numbers when new, there are more to choose from on the used market. We'd also recommend the Hyundai Ioniq Electric which has a range of up to 183 miles.
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