Charliesixtysix wrote:We are thinking of replacing one of our older diesel vehicles soon and are considering looking at a small electric car for the job.
Budget <£10k, so I know whatever falls in that price bracket will not be in the first flush of youth (or is it even sensible to consider electric vehicle of the age that budget would acquire?) . My gut feeling is that I would prefer to own outright rather than lease the powerpack but freely admit to having zero experience and stand to be educated on such matters.
I know this started as a Nissan Leaf ownership topic and admit to not having read ( even close to ) all 120 odd pages of the thread. We are thinking Leaf or Zoe might it the bill and hopefully the collective might not mind me asking for a condensed summary of options, ideas and/or gotchas to consider ?
When I started this thread (Eons ago) I was just embarking on my 5th EV. I'm now on my 6th and that last three have been Leafs (leaves ?). My penultimate one I sold in March in anticipation of getting my new one, but C19 got in the way and I was Leafless for 7 months as the factory had shut, very inconsiderate
The one I sold was 4 years old and had less than 20k miles and battery health was all good. I achieved £8500 and the chap that bought it was very happy at the price, it was owned outright no battery leasing.
So for your <£10k, you should be able to buy an EV , might not be a Leaf, but Nissan have certainly got well over 10 yrs experience in the design, manufacture and support of this technology and the price point is good.
My latest one is a larger battery than my previous one (A Tekna) with lots of bells and whistles and after Guv'mint grant was a shade under £25k on the road.
Enjoy everything - Life is Short.