Thinking of buying a brand new electric car? Read this first…
By Paul Homewood
Plug in electric cars have two fundamental drawbacks:-
1) High purchase price
2) Short battery range and long charging times.
The Nissan Leaf, for instance, costs between £25990 and £30490 on the road, depending on model, and before the government subsidy of £5000. In comparison, a comparable conventional car, the Ford Focus starts at £13995. (Ford also now do an electric version of the Focus, which is £14K more expensive than the same specced conventional model).
What has not been clear till now is how much depreciation costs are for electric cars such as the Leaf, as there has not been much of a second market. Now, though, some are beginning to come onto the market.
An outfit called Ecocars specialise in selling second hand models, and I found the advert above on their website.
On this example, a two year old car, with only…
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