What used Nissan Leaf hatchback will I get for my budget?
A good example of the Leaf will start at about £5500, at the time of writing for a 2011 car. Upping your budget to between £6500 to £7000 will net you a 2013 car, while the improved 30kWh battery pack-equipped version starts from £10,000.
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The bigger 30kWh pack takes longer because it has more cells to charge. A 0-80% 50kW rapid charge still takes 30 minutes, but you'll be waiting 13 hours from a domestic socket; nine hours from a 3.3kW box, or five hours from a 7kW wall box.
Find out more about the different types of electric car charging plugs here.
Since this is an electric car, there are no exhaust pipe emissions to have to worry about.
Road tax (VED)
Annual car tax will be zero, as will be the London Congestion Charge (after you've paid to register your car on their system, of course). To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing is required every 18,000 miles and costs £159 for a minor service, and £209 for a major one.
Depending upon which specification you go for, the Leaf sits in groups 18-20 for insurance, which are lower than the Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona; but R110 models of the Renault Zoe are lower still.
Find out more about electric car insurance by reading our news story here.
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