Do you think electric cars come down in price as manufacturing improves?

Our Volkswagen Golf is coming to the end of its life so we want to buy an electric car. Would it be best to order one now or wait a while? Do you think the Government will give more generous grants to encourage people to buy them or do you think they'll come down in price as manufacturing improves? Also, what Golf sized car would you recommend? Many thanks.

Asked on 18 February 2021 by Angela Martin

Answered by Andrew Brady
The Plug-in Car Grant has been reduced a number of times in recent years – it originally started at £5000 and is now down to £3000. It's difficult to know for sure but, as EVs become more widespread, I'd expect to see this cut further. Now's a good time to buy one – there are loads currently hitting the market. A Volkswagen ID.3 would be the obvious choice – it's similar in size to the Golf has a very useable electric range. You could also consider electric crossover SUVs like the Vauxhall Mokka-E or Peugeot e-2008.
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