While keeping in view the fact that new electric cars are, in general, more costly as compared to new petrol and diesel cars, opting for the second-hand emissions-free option for a discounted price could be the savvy option you can make. Here is where the concept of pre-owned cars in the UAE comes into play and platforms such as CarSwitch can be of great help in this regard.
Let’s have a look at some of the favorite used electric cars that are making their way this year.
Although the e-Golf has been eclipsed a bit by the launch of VW’s ID range of electric cars, you can easily find plenty on the second-hand market at economical prices. The best thing about this electric car is the practicality that it offers while building quality and internal comfort as a regular Golf. The distinguishing feature, however, is the fact that it is powered by an electric motor.
You can easily pick up a second-hand Renault Zoe very economically these days, although the best advice would be to go for models made after 2015 when the battery was upgraded. Besides, it easily covers as many as 200 miles on a full charge in actual-world conditions, although Renault considers it can do up to 245 miles, and it’s more practical for a small car.
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The Nissan Leaf is truly a practical small electric car just like its sister car, the Renault Zoe and which won’t break the bank whatsoever. As far as cheaper models are concerned, these will be powered by the 24kW battery and are therefore avoided. However, if you can easily find a 30kWh or 40kWh model, you will definitely have an EV that can do as many as 130-220 miles on a charge. It is also worth mentioning here that the model doesn’t look nearly as pretty as the Zoe though.
You can easily buy a decent Jaguar I-Pace for as much as £45,000, a car that will cost you £65,000 if you opt for the new one. Not only it excels when it comes to looks, but you’ll get a decent 250 miles out of a charge and it will easily box of 0-62mph in less than five seconds. The fascinating electric car also gets you covered in the storage department as the cabin is spacious enough for a family of as many as four and feels appropriately premium when it comes to this price tag.
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While keeping in view the fact that EV batteries are so heavy, BMW did whatever it took to add lightness when developing the i3. The carbon fiber chassis has been wonderfully adorned in carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic bodywork. Apart from the textiles in the car’s thoroughly contemporary being wholly composed of recycled materials, a quarter of the rest of the EV’s raw materials are also exclusively made from recycled post-consumer bits. And, regardless of its cute appearance, the i3 is comparatively a more entertaining car to drive as compared to the models such as the Volt or LEAF while sharing its powertrain with the peppy electrified Mini Cooper.
Tesla Model S
With a fascinating $70,000 MSRP, the Tesla Model S truly isn’t a car you’d expect to be a part of this. And while the up-to-the-minute version of the Model S offers exceptional performance in various areas, the older generations of the high-performance luxury sedan still have similar performance capabilities as well as range, though can be snagged for more than 58% off its original price. It’s also pertinent to mention here that even the first model year Model S came packed with advanced tech and wondrous tech features like a massive 17” touchscreen display that by no means have flourished long in the tooth. Finally, the oldest versions of the Model S sport a (faux) grille arrangement that many usually prefer to the smooth-nosed, grille-free existing generation Model S.