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  • May 6, 2022

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Our top 3 affordable electric cars

There’s a misconception that all electric cars are expensive. But, with more and more constantly being released, there’s now an EV for everyone and plenty of great options that won’t break the bank. Here are three of our favourite best-value-for-money EVs, which are both practical and affordable.

Our salary sacrifice scheme helps you save on the cost of a brand new EV thanks to savings on National Insurance and Income Tax. More on that here.

MG ZS Standard Range

MG has taken the electric market by storm, and their ZS is one of our most enquired about EVs.

It’s ideal for the family with a spacious, comfortable interior, and it’s capable of longer journeys, with a real world range of 165 miles. The new facelift gives the ZS a modern look, and a fully digital cockpit brings it in line with some of the more pricey EVs on the market.

Hyundai Kona SE Connect

The Kona was crowned Which?’s Best Buy Compact SUV in 2019, and we can see why. Like the ZS, this is another great option if you’re looking for a practical, affordable and reliable EV that can cover a very usable real-world range of 155 miles.

It’s also packed full of great tech as standard, like electric lumbar support for the driver, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, USB charging and an impressive KRELL soundsystem.

Nissan LEAF Acenta

The LEAF was the world’s first mass scale EV, and has been constantly improved since its release back in 2010. Its real-world range of 145 miles makes it ideal for cruising around town, and its huge boot (with enough room to carry 7 suitcases!) is perfect for carrying shopping.

The LEAF is also future-proof, with Vehicle-to-Grid functionality as standard. That allows you to send energy back to the grid from your car, which we’ve been trialling as part of our Powerloop project - we hope this will be the norm in years to come.