They might be cheap to run, but electric cars have a reputation of being expensive to buy, which isn’t helped by the most desirable models.
The Jaguar I-Pace, for example, costs from more than £60,000, to say nothing of the Tesla Model X, which can easily exceed £100,000 with a few additional options.
But below the flashier end of the market sit plenty of far cheaper alternatives. These won’t break the bank to buy or to finance, and will also come with the cheap recharging costs, zero road tax, and low company car tax associated with electric cars.
At the moment, the cheapest electric cars from BuyaCar start at £5,400 or from £103 per month on finance. You’ll usually find that the very cheapest cars require you to lease the battery, adding an additional amount to your monthly payments.
New electric cars typically start from under £300 a month on finance and benefit from a £3,500 government grant, as well as additional savings. The cheapest used electric cars are below, followed by the cheapest new electric cars.